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Create a Book Nook to Encourage Reading

Updated: Aug 23, 2023

Reading is an essential skill that every child needs to learn. One way to encourage your child to take time to read is by creating a reading nook. A reading nook is a designated space in your home where children can read books comfortably. Consider a cozy corner in your house that you can designate as the reading nook. Let children relax and indulge in their favorite books in this space.

Here are some tips on how to create a reading nook for your child.

First, choose a location that is quiet and free of distractions. Avoid placing the reading nook in areas with high traffic or noise. A quiet corner of the house or a secluded area in the backyard/patio may work. Make sure there is enough light for your child to read comfortably. Next, choose comfortable seating and add soft furnishings. A bean bag chair, hanging chair, or a cushioned bench would be perfect for a cozy reading nook. Add some colorful cushions and throw blankets to make the space more inviting.

Try to encourage the nook to be electronic free. Have TV out of ear shot, or OFF, and let cell phones rest somewhere else in the home.

Offer favorite snacks while your child wants to sit in the nook. Make it a treat to snack and read. The habit will organically grow. Unwinding with a book, and unplugging from electronics is an important skill to master at a young age these days.

Finally, fill the space with books that your child will enjoy. Choose books that match your child's interests, reading level, and age. You can also add a small bookshelf or a basket to store the books.

To make the nook even more special, consider getting some personalized books for the nook for your child to enjoy. Kids love seeing their name in print, and looking for their name throughout stories.

In conclusion, creating a reading nook for your child is a great way to encourage them to read. By following these tips, you can create a cozy and inviting space that your child will love to spend time in while exploring the magical world of books.

Monika Strand is the author of over 50 children's books. Her happy space and niche is creating personalized books for birthdays, baptisms, big brother/sister books, holidays, kids moving and other momentous occasions. You can find her book offerings at, the JustForYouBooks Etsy shop, and on Amazon.

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