We’ve updated James’s nursery as he’s grown and the most recent update has become my favorite part of the house.
I’ve loved to read ever since I can remember. I’ve also always loved reading aloud for some reason. Even in high school, when I was super shy and would never raise my hand to comment in class, I would volunteer to read aloud in English class.
When teaching at the Montessori school where I worked, reading books to the children at group time was always one of my favorite things.
All this to say, I naturally couldn’t wait to read to James when he was born. I’ve read to him ever since he was a newborn. I used to read to him laying side by side on the floor. Then, I would sit him in my lap to read books together. Now he sometimes sits in my lap to read (usually before a nap or bedtime), and sometimes crawls around while I read, stopping to look at the pictures periodically…he is a busy guy.
We took the glider out of his room when he became mobile because, especially since he was using the floor bed at the time, I wanted his room to be completely baby proof and was worried he’d hurt his little fingers under the rockers. Even now that we’ve put a pause on the floor bed, I think it’s important for him to have a space of his own, where we don’t have to tell him “stop” or that things are unsafe for him.
Without the glider though, we were lacking a cozy spot to read. I decided to make a little reading nook for him, and we are both loving it.
Both the pillow and super soft rug came from Ikea. I will add a book shelf when he’s older, but for now, a little basket of books is enough.
I switch out the books every week or so and I love seeing which ones catch his interest!
I very much hope that James grows up loving to read as much as I do and I will read to him as much as he wants for as long as he lets me!
Do you love to read?
Did you love to read as a child?