a reading nook

Feb
2012
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We’ve probably seen the traditional reading nooks. You’ve seen them, sometimes they are created inside unused closets, or sometimes when a home has a bay window, that gets converted. But what about the rest of us who don’t have spare storage space or a bay window? Reading tents, reading teepees, reading forts to the rescue!

I’m a little obsessed with these of late. I think they’re so cute and really allow a child to be in their own little world with a book. They can sit quietly and imagine meatballs falling from the sky, making stone soup, go to where the wild things are, really understand how hungry that caterpillar was or think about that little engine that just could. I don’t need to wax poetic about the importance of the imagination, you already know about all that. Also, what about playing there without a book? And just having a place that transforms with your imagination? Ahhhhmaaziiing!

When my sister and I were kids, we used our bunk bed as a ship. I would always be the captain, she would always be the unfortunate person who fell off board. I’d rescue her with a rolled up sheet and she’d act like she was struggling as she climbed up the ladder to my top bunk. It was insanely fun and never got old.

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