Reading is a fundamental part of both early and late childhood development and it is therefore important that we, as parents, encourage this kind of learning for our children. Creating the ideal space for reading is one way to encourage this. Here are some tips on how to create the perfect reading corner for your little one:
Start by finding a corner or nook which has good lighting. This is very important as you want it to be bright and easy-to-read in. Add in a light or two for evening reading in order to make sure that the space is easy on your little one’s eyes.
The whole space should be about the books, so make use of a number of book ledges in and around the area in order to store and display your kids’ favourite books. These are not only functional in making the books easily accessible to your kids as the can see the book cover, but add to the décor to the space and enhance its character. The books on display can change according to your child’s age and mood.
A cute contemporary-style canopy is the perfect way to create a sense of comfort and cosiness, and also to make the reading corner a sweet little hideaway for your children to expand their imaginations.
Easily add a machine-washable rug along with a floor cushion or two which, paired with colourful scatter cushions, effortlessly finish off the corner’s contemporary, scandi-inspired look.
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