Special Reading Nooks

Not all boys want a special place to read, but for some it can be very helpful in motivating them to read, in setting up a good routine and lowering distractions. (But for some it can become a distraction, so be wise.)

I went on Pinterest and took a look at the reading nooks that people are pinning but found many were over the top and elaborate. Built in units, converted closets and outside converted sheds all seemed like a bit much to me.

I wanted something that was quick and easy and could be made with materials around the house as I figured that was what a parent would actually do! Most of us are not going to build something elaborate.

Then I realized something. Boys love to build simple forts. Why not let your son build a simple fort and make it his reading nook?

I assume your son is more than experienced with building inside forts, so I will let that up to your and his imagination. For outside forts I put together a few suggestions. I am sure you son will be more creative than me. Here is what I came up with in a few minutes on a walk around my  backyard:

I used an old sheet, lawn chairs, lawn chair cushion, table, tacks and a few rocks. Quick and easy!

It may be fun on a warm evening to allow him to read out in his fort with a lantern!

I would love to know what ideas you have. Go ahead and post them below.

If you want, you can check out my Pinterest Board featuring some reasonable Reading Nooks here: Boy Friendly Reading Nooks

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One Comment

  1. I love the idea of tacking a sheet to the fence for a reading nook. Going to have to give that one a try!

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