All that is required of children is a comfortable location to curl up with a good book. This area is for you.
The first step in building a reading nook is deciding where it will be located. I’ve seen folks makeover closets, under-the-stairs spaces, and room corners (obviously).
Consider your children’s preferences. Do they prefer to sit in chairs or lounge on pillows, or would they rather be in a more enclosed space? The addition of a canopy or teepee creates a lovely sense of their own private place.
Decorate with simple children’s artwork, maps, and book quotes. My husband and I have acquired a few lovely maps to display in this room, but this Little Passports map has been with us from the beginning of our homeschooling journey and holds so much value for the kids that we can’t bear to part with it. It also includes a Few Favorite Book Companions.
The Book Buddy Basket is a kid’s favorite. They enjoy reading about their favorite animal of the day. They don’t always get them all out, but that doesn’t bother me. We care about whatever motivates people to read and enjoy books.
Children’s Reading Nook
The Essentials For A Kindergarten Reading Corner
Let me start by mentioning that the majority of these must-haves for your reading corner are appropriate for any middle to lower elementary grade level, but kindergarten is an exception because most kids do not begin the school year knowing how to read and many still have the wiggles! This year, Oriental Trading stepped in and provided us with some things to help us freshen up the book nook corner! They are usually my first choice for school supplies as well as craft and party goods! Also, if your kids need a quiet spot to do something other than reading, we’ve got you covered there, too.
For Kids, A Simple Reading Nook
Because we’re all staying at home more these days, I’m trying to think of new ways to keep our place interesting, exciting, and snug for the kids. They presently share a bunk room, so I figured a simple reading nook for kids in one corner would be a nice little space for snuggles and stories. I’m all about the literature, as you know.
It took me about 30 minutes to put this together, and I’m hoping it will provide them with hours of comfortable reading time as we prepare for another season at home. We are a large family, and having somewhere to be, something to do, and someone to talk to has helped to relieve tensions and get us through the day.
How To Make A Kid-friendly Reading Nook, As Well As A DIY Gutter Bookshelf.
Setting up a reading nook will work wonders if you are an avid reader who is passionate about books and want to instill that enthusiasm in your children. I’m sure you’ve been transported to faraway lands, experienced incredible experiences, and felt the emotions of a wonderful book before. We all want our children to experience those emotions as well. I’d like to discuss how we’re instilling a learning culture in our home one small corner at a time. Today, we’ll show you how to make a reading nook that youngsters will like.
The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe Reading Nook
A thrifted armoire is transformed into a lovely, fairytale-like reading nook inspired by the story of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
My newest furniture makeover was thwarted by the powers of nature. Literally.
My mother and I went on an antiquing expedition in this little backroad junk shop in July, when Robert, Olivia, and I were on our usual summer trip to Myrtle Beach with my family. It was one of those places where the “good stuff” had to be dug up.
Then, from across the store, this hand-carved beauty whispered, “Take me home!” Because, as you may have seen, furniture speaks if you pay attention.
Girls Reading Nooks In The Bohot Farmhouse Style
Do you want to inspire your family to read more? Perhaps you’d like to make a space in your child’s room that encourages them to be more self-sufficient. Or, perhaps, like me, you’re trying to get your child to sleep in their own room every night. The solution was to construct a special room for my daughter, and I’d like to show you how we did just that, complete with a comfy reading nook and a touch of Boho style.
I started renovating my daughter’s room a few weeks ago. I realized it was past time to offer her a cause to spend more time in her own room, particularly at bedtime.
With my other children, we discovered that if we put in a little time and effort to create an area that they couldn’t resist, they were more likely to want to sleep and spend time there.
The first thing I did was paint my daughter’s bed, rearrange some items in the room, and create an attractive reading nook replete with a teepee and a hanging chair.
How To Make Your Little One A Cozy Reading Nook
Dax’s nursery was adorable, but it was time to transition his room with the addition of a big boy bed (this one, which we love!). As part of his big boy room, I always envisaged a comfortable and relaxing reading nook. I attempt to keep the children’s rooms quiet by using soft textures, lots of books, soft lighting, and removing the majority of the toys. See how Dax’s nook came together, as well as my five must-haves for creating your own reading nook.
I eventually sold the rocking chair, but I still needed a place to sit. Dax dragged this bean bag up to his room on many occasions after I’d gotten it for the playroom.
It felt like the obvious choice on several occasions. It was a done deal when it went on sale!
His nursery cabinets are on display. I appreciate not having to deal with a large bookcase. In a limited space, books on ledges or wall-mounted shelves work effectively. I wish I had hung them a few inches lower. I’m thinking of putting a little step stool in this place so he can reach the top shelf.
The shelves are painted white Ikea spice racks. You can buy them online here, but if you don’t want to pay for shipping, I’ve seen them on local buy/sell/trade sites, so maybe look there? Otherwise, I’ve included a link to a similar option at the bottom.
Here’s how I’ve set up my reading nook! This was the first thing I looked for when I went shopping! I adore seeing everyone’s reading nooks and was ecstatic to get started on mine!
My books were organized into collections. At a small used bookstore, I purchased a TON of FRENCH books. In my Ladder, I keep “feature” books. I made sure to get novels that I know children will enjoy, such as Harry Potter, Pokémon, and Goosebumps. I have some English books (for special occasions) as well as a variety of other books that I previously had or that were left in the class in the white bins.
Crave For Reading Cave
My back thanks you! I got a new office chair last week.
Our office manager offered us the package it came in the next day.
I discovered a decent boxcutter. Brooke, ever resourceful, discovered brown butcher paper, scissors, and a mile of tape, and 45 minutes later…
I hope you notice the cool skylights, plush bean bag, and exclusive exclusivity of our box…ahem, Reading Cave. The kids rushed inside one by one as soon as it was over for a pleasant read.
Even better, our simple cave was transformed with cave paintings that afternoon as part of our DIY “kids-decorate-the-department” effort:
Summer Reading Spot: Mcelligot’s Pool (DIY)
McElligot’s Pool was created to keep my kids reading over the summer.
My first-grade teacher had a 6-foot hard-plastic pool in her classroom, which I still remember. Children could earn the opportunity to read in the pool if they work hard enough. She always had a few cushions and a variety of books strewn about her apartment. I’ve always wanted to develop my own reading pool, so I created McElligot’s Pool at home for my kids.
Dr. Seuss’s McElligot’s Pool is another amazing inventive storey. When I go fishing, I always think about that. If you want to read it in the pool, make sure you get it from your library. Alternatively, if you’d want to purchase it,
MAKE YOUR OWN FREE PRINTABLE SIGN FOR McELLIGOT’S POOL You can either copy and save the image below, or paste it into Microsoft Word to print it at your desired size. I printed it out in 4×6 format, cut it out, and taped it to the pool. If you want to put it on a post, you could make it bigger, however, I thought this tiny size was easier and safer for kids.
The size of this pool was ideal for our small reading loft. Wal-Mart had it for $5. I noticed a somewhat larger one for $8 that was two rings high. Similar ones can also be found in the grocery store’s seasonal aisle. Grab a pool while they’re still available. These small ones are adorable.
Reading Lounge Is Ready
Make the following preparations:
You may find yourself wanting to brew a cup of coffee, wrap up in a warm blanket, and read a beautiful book as you read this piece.
That’s because this piece is about a unique location at my school: the reading lounge.
Prepare yourself as well because I am so enamored with this area that I shot over 5,000 photos of it. It was quite difficult to choose which 429 to include in this blog post. So prepare yourself for a photo overload. I’m sorry, but I can’t help myself. It’s far too lovely!
According to Stephen Layne’s book Igniting a Passion for Reading, a reading lounge is a designated space where students may read and learn to enjoy reading. A link to this gem of a book may be found at the bottom of this post!
My professors and I performed a book study on this book a few years ago and fell in love with the concept. We are now the proud proprietors of this beautiful space after three years!
Linky Party For Favorite Spots!
Mrs. Thompson of Adventures in Teaching is having a Linky Party for your Favorite Classroom Area or Item. The independent reading center is without a doubt my favorite location. It’s known as the “Reading Garden.”
Every month, I rotate the books in the yellow display case. These are books that I use to educate various subjects and seasons. Of course, it’s currently stuffed with Dr. Seuss’s books. There are also a few plant books and books about St. Patrick’s Day. After we read it in class, I publish these here so students may go back and reread their favorites. My father, by the way, made the display case for me. Isn’t he amazing?
The tiny white birder library books are kept in a tub on the floor, which the students check out once a week. Oh, and I adore my tree with the large blossoms.
This is a picture of the Reading Garden’s small gnome. Students read their books to him and tell him about them:).
This bench was purchased from a resale shop. I painted over everything except the seat, which has bees on it because it was Winnie the Pooh. So, where Piglet, Tigger, and Pooh used to be, I placed more bees and stitched a few bumblebee cushions to make it really comfy. The books in the tubs under the bench are leveled readers that kids can select from if they do not receive a book from the teacher.
The Most Innovative Nook Reading Ideas!
These DIY Reading Nook Ideas are sure to please! For kids and adults, we covered everything from closet ideas to under the stairs, outside, and tent ideas! This is a terrific method to encourage your kids to read by providing a quiet space where they can focus on reading…which is very important! These suggestions make it a lot more enjoyable, and many of them appear to be quite straightforward to implement.
Make A Special Place In Your Home Where Your Children Will Enjoy Reading
.Are you looking for strategies to encourage your kids to read more? Create a quaint little reading corner for them to call their own! Here are a few adorable ideas to get your creative juices going…
Amazing Classroom Reveal: Classroom Decor With A Cricut
I’ve been drooling over Pinterest’s classroom decor photos for years. There are a lot of brilliant teachers out there that have a design sense. In these schools, you’ll frequently notice beautiful calligraphy and shapes that appear to have taken hours to precisely cut out each letter. I’m not sure how long it took me to notice that these letters were actually machine-cut!