Alex is 4 years old and like most kids he has a huge collection of books. We have loads of books. Books tucked away in cubbies, books in side table drawers, books under the bed and under cushions, in the car.. you get the idea. The house can easily be turned upside down when Alex is searching for a particular book. We came to the following conclusions:
1. Alex hates putting books back on the shelf once he pulls them
2. Alex needs to pull each book to see the cover
3. We needed a SOLUTION fast
We decided to select about 40 books that could be put on display in his room using Ikea picture shelves. The remaining books are still accessible however they are tucked away in our main bookshelf. We hope to rotate his books every few weeks. Here is his brand new shelf which has been working like a charm, he can look at his books straight on and now he just picks what he wants without making a mess.
|Our daughter Emily enjoys looking at her big brothers masterpieces. |
|A simple and inexpensive way to display children's art|
Alex is also an early bird.. a very EARLY bird. We recently gave him his own digital clock. Although he is unable to tell time he is able to identify the number 7 and now knows not to get out of bed until it is at least 7AM. Its working!!!! Alex also thinks its pretty cool to have a big boy clock of his own.
|why didn't we think of this months ago?|
Big Boy Room