Would you like to see your children read more than they do? You may want to think about making it more inviting by creating a special reading nook.
This boy has found a cozy spot to peruse his latest book. It’s just a cut-out in a bookshelf, but the carpeting is soft and the size is perfect for him to tuck himself in and have a read.
To build a nook for your child or children to read in, start by selecting a spot in the house that is quiet and not prone to distractions. This may be a corner of their bedrooms, the dining room or a section of the basement.
Once you’ve chosen the spot, consider what you need to make it comfortable and inviting. Good lighting is important. If you don’t have an overhead light, a floor lamp or even a table or task lamp could do. Look for an option that will shine light on the pages without creating a glare.
Make the area comfortable with cushions and throw pillows. If you have one, put in an easy chair and maybe an ottoman. Add a table or shelf to set books on between reading sessions. With just a little effort, you may have helped your children feel more comfortable and encouraged to spend time reading.