Motherhood, Art, Creative Play, and Finding Joy in Everyday Life

A Toddler’s Winter Reading Nook

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With the arrival of the Christmas tree, the living room got a rearrangement that I feel will serve us well through the cold months of winter. In addition, clutter was removed, the play corner was disassembled, and all toys were sent back to reside in Simon’s room again.

I still wanted Simon to have a bit of the living room that felt more kid-friendly however, and so tonight I set up this reading nook under the window for him. His toddler-sized armchair, which he calls his “thinking chair”, is now joined by a basket of books that share a common theme. Right now they are all books about winter, snow, and Christmas. Some moved there from our own collection, and many came home from the library. (As time changes, I plan to rotate the theme by season or a particular interest we are pursuing.) Finally, for a bit of fun, I put some holiday boxes that Simon calls “presents” and likes to stack and play with.

Looking now at this little corner of our home, I am thinking that he might need a soft little throw pillow, a cozy kid-sized lap blanket, or both. Some new sewing projects for after the holiday hubbub?


Author: thismummaslife

I am a Mumma, Wife and part-time Assistant Children's Librarian. I want this blog to be a collection of moments from daily life that may inspire or be relatable. Please feel free to leave me comments, thoughts, feedback or stories from your own life.

One thought on “A Toddler’s Winter Reading Nook

  1. What a nice cozy corner for reading! Love the holiday decorations that are also play things! We have a stacking snowman I put out that the kids love to play with : )

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