Monday, February 18, 2013

Project Playroom: Book Nook

So we're moving right along on with re-organizing our playroom. If you are just tuning in, be sure and check out the kiddos' cafe and market projects here, here, and here.

I showed you the additions of the two Expedit bookshelves the other day when I showed you the market I put together for them. Today we're working on the other side, which is soon to become a book nook. :)

Here's a closer look at what we are starting with. The map is actually a piece of fabric with some ribbon around it. I found years it ago at Walmart. I have seen it at Jo-Ann's too as well. They had a world map too. I love art in a playroom that is colorful and educational. :)

So, being a former teacher, I have tons and tons of books and have categorized them  so many different ways. Many of the books had several different stickers/labels from different systems I have tried. 

I was wanting something EASY for my kids to understand so that they would be able to put books back with ease.

Once upon a time, I would have made these myself but now thanks to the site, "Teachers Pay Teachers", I don't need to. (So wish this site was around when I was teaching.)

I found a teacher who had already created a system that would work for me and my kids. She thought of just about every genre you could think of, created a colorful and kid-friendly label as well as smaller matching labels for each book. Genius!!

So, after sorting my books (again), I printed off the labels that I needed, laminated the larger ones and attached them to my baskets. The smaller ones went directly on the books.

Some baskets I used key rings to attach the label.

{See how the book label matches the basket label??} 

And other labels I attached with velcro--so that I can change them out as needed. 

{Most of my baskets and tubs came from the $ Tree.}

I found this super cute reading subway art printable here. (She also has a boy version.)

Added a lamp, some reading buddies, chipboard letters, beanbags, and pillows...

And our book nook is finished! Now I just need some little book worms!

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  1. I LOVE it, Susan! What a fun space for reading! Great job!

  2. I love this space. So organized and so creative. Any kid would LOVE to read near that. Please consider linking this to my first ever link party at http:/the I'm sure that my viewers will love this too.
    Pam @ The Patriotic Pam

    1. Thanks so much Pam! I'll try and stop by!


  3. What a great way to make books easier to find (and put away!)

    1. Thanks so much Steph! It has definitely made it easier. :)




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