A reading corner is a great place for any toddler to spend time on his own by reading books alone. Our son has a specific place to keep his books, but he didn’t have a specific place to read. We read books together in bedroom, on the sofa or even sitting on the floor.
Now, as a toddler he showed interest in looking at the books alone. I heard he was creating stories around the illustrations of the books. So, isn’t this the right time to create a separate space for him to read books?
I thought that would be interesting if I create a reading corner for him. A reading corner would be a great place which encourages a toddler to read books. I was right. He was so excited when I was creating a special place for him to read.
Anyway, I didn’t do any fancy design change for his kids room. Instead I did some changes in the arrangement for his nursery room. Actually when he turned 1 year old, we didn’t use his nursery room much. When he turned 2 years old, I started changing his baby nursery room into a kids play room. So, this reading corner is one of the projects we carried out on our way creating a kids room for him.
This is a pretty simple idea. I used his foam play mat for the reading corner. Previously we used this play mat to keep him sitting and playing. But now as a toddler, he runs around the home and he doesn’t use the play mat much. Instead he likes to use a table for most of his activities.So, this reading area is a great way for us to re-purpose foam play mat.
I bought 3 new pillow cases which are colorful and with kids friendly animal character prints on it. My son loved those pillow cases and I used some pillow inserts to make kids friendly cushions.So those are his cushions in the new reading corner.
I also bought a wall display with numbers to decorate the wall. So, he can learn counting too. Instead of creating a space for keeping all his books, I only kept a small box with few books. So, I can rotate the books. If he wants, he can always take books from his usual book shelf.
Once I created this reading corner, my son was really happy. Now it is around 3 months after I making a separate space for him. Still he loves the place and he reads books and even asks me to read books there with him.
That is what I wanted before making the reading corner for our toddler son! 🙂
4 thoughts on “DIY Toddler Reading Corner”
This is great, we are big fans of books in our home, so our books are all over the house. My little guy likes to lay on his belly when he looks at books. 🙂
What a cute reading corner! My 12 month old loves to bring me books and then crawl up in my lap to read. She is a snuggler! Thanks for joining us in the Family Joy link party. 🙂
I love what you did Amila; these are great ideas! I really think that loving to read is the fundamental base for a successful school time! Thank you for sharing!
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Such a cute idea for a reading corner. Thanks for sharing with us at Family Joy Blog Link Up this week. Hope you join us often.