Reading Nook Ideas
Everybody needs a special reading alcove where they can loosen up and get really interested in a book. Kids need the same. It’s hard to locate a calm place where a child isn’t distracted by the television, PC games, iPods or gaming systems. A kid’s playhouse can be just the place for a child to escape to read.
As a parent, we have to encourage our children to read on a daily basis, but it’s hard when there are so many things going after your child’s attention. A kid’s playhouse can be set up to be a comfortable and calm environment that encourages quality reading time. It may be so inviting, that your child will actually choose to go to the playhouse to read without a battle. How many parents couldn’t want anything more than to be in that situation?
Here are several tips to make an outdoor playhouse into a reading alcove that your child will want to go to for their reading pleasure:
1. Make it inviting. Place comfortable furniture in the playhouse like bean bag chairs or a comfortable recliner to sit in to read. Round it out with a favorite blanket and pad and it would be hard for any child to resist coming to read in the playhouse. If you’re ambitious, consider putting a seat by the window in the playhouse that has a soft cushion and perhaps a curtain that can be drawn around the seat by the window for privacy. How cool would that private area be for escaping to read? Remember to have their favorite snacks on hand!