Our new house has this built-in bookcase that houses all of our children's books, dog-eared paperbacks, board games, and puzzles. It's located in our family room with wainscotted walls and plush carpet looking out onto the greenery of the backyard. In this space you feel as though you are on vacation somewhere meant for napping and losing yourself in a good book.
Today when we were in town running errands we found a nifty little toy shop with a mechanical toy horse out front (love you Petaluma). After a 25 cent ride, we popped our heads in and I picked up this book review pad for kids. My hope is that this new space will encourage spontaneous reading and keep the new found kindergarten skills fresh through the dog days of summer.