Wrangling books is hard for kids. Why? The books are heavy. They tip. Bookcases have long rows of things that little hands have a hard time balancing. All this to say, typical bookcases can be hard for kids. Besides the coordination involved, beginning readers have difficulty picking out titles in a long line of books.
Do not despair! There are great ways to organize picture books for kids so that they’re easy to access and easy to see.
5 Ways to Organize Picture Books for Kids
Putting board books on the wall at eye height is a wonderful way to make books accessible.
Sew a book sling using this tutorial from Penny Carnival
Or buy the Madison Bookrack from Pottery Barn Kids
Store larger picture books and more of your children’s book library on a bookrack.
Or make a bookcase out of rain gutters using this tutorial from Raising Olives
If you have a lot more books than you’d ever put in the picture ledge, spice rack, or other book display, you can still help keep your books organized by using cubes rather than a standard bookcase. The EXPEDIT cubes at IKEA (soon to be replaced by Kallax) are a great way to corral the books and help kids’ books stay neat and organized.
Whether you decide to buy or make an area to organize picture books, be sure to put a comfy seat nearby.
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