“Collect all the books”
I used to have our children’s books stacked neatly on a shelf which I took out as needed to read with Nathan. However it was never really purposely set up as a dedicated reading corner.
Although Nathan loved reading books, it was always only together with me. He never really flipped through a whole book by himself without me sitting next to him.
As part of the family day care redecorating project, I had set up a dedicated reading corner with all the books collected together, comfy rugs, cushions and chairs for little ones.
And I was absolutely amazed at the unexpected results it brought about…
One afternoon, I caught sight of Nathan comfortably nestled amidst the books in our new reading corner, quietly poring over a book all by himself.
Since then, every so often he’ll head to this little nook by himself to spend some quiet time alone with a book.
I just love this new reading revolution our reading corner has brought about… long may it continue!
Do you have a reading corner in your home?
How do you instil a love of books in your little ones?
[UPDATE on our reading corner ten months down the track]
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