The premise, obviously, is that kids need a comfy cozy area at home where they can relax and read. Sure they can curl up on the couch or in their beds, but think of the statement it makes about the importance of reading when a parent takes the time and effort to create an inviting area to be used specifically for enjoying books!
I’m thinking of inviting kids to bring in or email me pictures of their special reading areas at home to be displayed at school and/or on our library home page, and I will give away a free book of choice to anyone who shares a photo. If I leave the offer up all year, maybe that will encourage some families to create a book nook if they don’t have one already.
And why not extend the same offer to my teachers to share pictures of the special reading areas in their classrooms? Showcasing their creative ideas would be a perfect way to kick off the event and inspire the students!
Photo Source: Karah Mills posted on Pinterest