Do your children have a special place to read, a location full of pillows, good books, and great lighting? If not, why not find out how creating a reading nook for your children will help encourage of love of reading with your toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade student.
Kids Reading Nook
A reading nook doesn’t need to be fancy. It’s simply a special spot created especially to invite children to sit and read for a time.
Lighting & Pillows
Since the children will be curling up and reading at all times of the day, find a spot with good lighting or a place for a lamp. Sometimes the spots have great natural lighting. Other times the reading nooks have horrid lighting or the kids love curling up to read on dark winter nights. Pick up a good sturdy lamp to light the area.
Also make the nook comfortable for children to curl up and read. Fill it with pillows and blankets. You can add pillows of various sizes for the children to use. Large pillows are wonderful to sit on while smaller pillows help prop up books or give something to lean upon.
Search your house and stores for some good sized baskets to place in your reading nook. You’ll want the baskets big enough to hold books of various sizes yet sturdy enough to withstand some rough handling over the years. You can find matching baskets or spray paint the baskets for a uniform look.
Fill the baskets with various books. Include challenging books to increase your children’s vocabulary. Fun and easy books to encourage a love of reading. Find science books full of pictures for children to
browse through. Include beautiful art books for kids to admire.
Children’s Reading Nook
Consider adding audio books to your reading nook. Everyone enjoys curling up and listening to a good story sometimes. Kids are no different. It’s also a great way of introducing your child to great
children’s literature that may be above their reading level.
Stuffed animals make a wonderful addition to the reading nook. The toys can keep your children company while they read, or be someone non threatening to practice reading aloud.
With a bit of thought and planning you can create a wonderful reading nook for your family. You’ll have a place to store library books, and your children will have a delightful spot to read.
Do you have a reading nook in your house?
Preschool Reading Nook
First of all, whether you stock up on books at your local library, have a robust home library, or not. You can still order books and have them conveninetly shipped to your house from Amazon. Wondering what should I read – we’ve got tons of great book recommendations for you! Click on the list you want to read and then you can conveninetly order from Amazon or print a book list to take to the library.
- 50 Books for Kindergarten Book List – books for Kindergarteners to read themselves
- Best Read aloud books for kindergarten
- 1st grade reading books pdf – 100 Books for 1st Graders to Read Themselves
- 20+ Fantastic First grade read alouds picture books
- Best First grade read aloud chapter books
- Top 25 Chapter books for 1st graders, 2nd graders, and 3rd graders
- Best 2nd Grade Reading List
- 2nd grade reading books pdf
- Printable 3rd grade reading list
- 4th Grade Reading List
- 5th grade reading List
- Historical fiction books for kids (arranged by time period)
- 25 Exciting Historical Fiction Books for 4th Graders
Books for Preschoolers
- Summer Books for Preschoolers
- Bug Books for Preschoolers
- Color Books for Preschoolers
- Frog Books for Preschoolers
- Easter BOoks for Preschoolers
- Spring Books for Preschoolers
- Preschool Books about Family
- Flower Books for Preschoolers
- Animal Books for Preschoolers
- Farm Books for Preschoolers
- Fall Books for Preschoolers
- Funny Picture Books for Kids
- Alphabet Books for Children
- Shape Books for Kids
- Transportation Books for Kids
Free Printable Reading Logs
- Monthly Reading Log – this free printable has ‘traditional’ monthly themes
- Bookshelf Free Printable Reading Logs – super cute and fun for kids of all ages!
- Pencil Free Printable Reading Logs -print reading worksheet and color a pencil for each book you read
- Frozen Free Printable Reading Logs – kids will have fun tracking their reading and the books they’ve read with this motivating free printable for kids of all ages
- Princess Free Printable Reading Logs – students will have fun tracking their reading with these free printable reading logs
- Super Hero Free Printable Reading Logs – using a favorite theme of kids will encourage kids to read
- Cars Free Printable Book Logs – children will have fun tracking the books they’ve read with these clever free reading log
- Summer Free Printable Reading Logs – students will be motivated to read this summer with these ideas
- Reading Comprehension Bookmarks – this is a great tool for making sure kids are understanding what they are reading
- Reading Levels by Grade – how to pick the right books for every reading level and tons of printable book lists too