MOMMY & ME: LITTLE P's TRADITIONAL BOOK CORNER
Designing my sons room had everything to do with following some of my favorite family traditions. Just like many of you my sisters and I were always encouraged to read..as we were taught that reading was the gateway to our imaginations. That being said, even when we were too young to actually read..we always had lots of different types of books such as picture books, coloring books, music books etc. all to spark our developing imaginations..the little ones we did have anyway. LOL!
Just as we had a reading corner, a creative space and other spaces dedicated to learning activities, I followed in the same tradition with Little P. I will post about those later. For now I just wanted to share with you his reading corner.
As you can see, his reading corner didn’t require anything too over the top .I tried to do just enough to make it a funny and comfy area where he and his little friends could enjoy a book or two!
Reading with your little one is a great shared activity that doesn’t require any extraordinary ability, expensive tools or sophisticated equipment. It’s a great bonding activity, and if done with a lot of emotion, expression and animation you will be well on your way to contributing to your child’s emotional development and character building. When you are reading with your little one always be sure to engage and interact with them..encourage him/her to point, look and touch. This type of interaction will also help to build social skills and thinking ability. If done routinely, your little one will gradually begin to recognize words/pictures and imitate sounds.
To my new mommies and mommies-to-be, it’s never too early to start reading to your little one!
Traditional Style: I wanted to find a traditional wooden rocking chair for his corner..so I was so happy to find that AMAZON had them!
Custom Shelving: I had these bookshelves custom made by: @C.Hubb_Sstudio for Little P's reading corner. I highly recommend this company for all of your custom needs...however if you don't need any custom shelves (specific to size/color) I'm sure there are more inexpensive options at IKEA.
Building Social Skills & Thinking Ability: Little P's Top 3 favorite books to currently read (have read to him)
Keep it Comfy: Little P's "Prince" Accent Pillow.