I am at a point within our home where the twins now have a HUGE collection of children’s books. They get a new book for every birthday & Christmas, plus they have library books, books from school and ones from car boots sales/charity shops. We therefore have accumulated many books throughout the last four years.
Book storage is subsequently something that is high up on my priority list for their playroom and bedrooms.
This new book case from Tidy Books that we have been kindly sent recently is therefore brilliant. It is tall (but they can still reach the top) and holds plenty of titles (around 85). Everything we love can be stored in here – from Julia Donaldson to the classic Disney ones. Plus I love the a-z colourful lettering on the front.
It is currently freestanding but we will fix it to the wall shortly.
It is £135 and comes in a range of styles and colours (can be personalised too).
Book cases seem to help them find their books easily and encourage them to read – because they are displayed well and within easy reach. The twins seem to read more willingly themselves rather than when the books are piled up or stacked in a corner.
“8 in 10 kids who are above average readers have books of their own at home” – National Literacy Trust Book Ownership Report 2011.
I’ve said it before but we LOVE reading books in our family; it is one of my favourite things to do together with the twins. No phones, no TV, no distraction, just lovely story telling and plenty of interaction. Chatting away and having cuddles.
Love, Jess x
Post written in collaboration.