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Cozy Reading Nooks for Your Kids

Would you like to add an extra dose of motivation to your child’s day? It may be as easy as creating a cozy and creative reading nook. When you create a space your child loves, chances are he’ll spend more time reading.

Need some creative ideas?

Make Reading Comfortable and Fun with a Cozy Reading Nook

Some of our readers have shared photos of their kids in their favorite reading spots!

boy reading by a bookcase

An antique bed on a breezy porch? Perfect!

Boy reading in bed on a breezy porch

A good book, a soft rug, and a cozy blanket—a winning combination!

boy reading a book wrapped up in a blanket

Sharing a big comfy couch with a “reading buddy” is an extra special treat!

Boy reading on big comfy chair

And sometimes just having a quiet place in your own room is all that’s needed.

girl reading with cat

But there may be no more comfortable nook than the nook your child creates for himself!

child reading book on floor by bookcase

Don’t forget…even little kids love cozy reading nooks!

small boy reading on a soft rug

Want to create an extra-special reading nook for your reluctant reader? Click to visit our Cozy Reading Nooks board on Pinterest to see some really amazing reading nooks.

Have you created a great reading nook in your home? Leave me a comment and tell me about it!

Photo credits: @the.rome.home, @loveandletgrowblog, @raisingbravelittlearrows, and @thesimplehappylife

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Liz Hilton

says:

My daughter’s bed, and my son’s rocking chair are our go-to spots for reading and snuggling!

Nicole Bly

says:

We love our reading nook in our school room!

Jennie

says:

This post has encouraged me to take another look at my daughter’s book shelf area in the playroom. Thanks so much for the encouragement!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You’re welcome, Jennie!

Sarah

says:

We created a reading nook under our stairs. I made a giant cushion and some pillows. We built in shelves for books that are being read right now, on our to read list and some favorites. It is such a comfortable place to read and it has become a family favorite place to be. We are so glad we made an awkward space into something that is functional, cozy, and encourages more reading!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

I love the idea of making an underutilized space become such a cherished space for your family! Great idea, Sarah!

Zorah F

says:

Yes, we have a reading nook at home with a growing collection of children’s best loved stories. I also put a small CD player to play audio version of the books while kids read along. It has encouraged my kids to read and love reading.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

I love the idea of adding a device for audiobooks as well to your reading nook, Zorah! Thanks for sharing it. 😊

Joanna

says:

I love the idea of a reading nook, what a great way to create a reader. My favorite is the vintage bed on the porch, adorable!!

Emily

says:

I love these ideas. I often find my boys cuddled up somewhere with a pile of books around them!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Take pictures, Emily! They will bring back nostalgic, warm memories in later years. 😊

Elizabeth McDowell

says:

I love ours we setup one in the corner of the living room

Ashley

says:

I love having places to read all over the house!! We have books with bookshelves in all of the kids rooms, the playroom and the living room! I want to create a special nook in our living room soon!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

I love the idea of reading nooks all over the house, Ashley!

Brittany

says:

I am so looking forward to creating something more enjoyable and personalized for each kiddo in a specific area. We have a general area with bookshelves but a small basket and some personalized colors and fun pillows in an enjoyable corner of their room might create the perfect way to encourage more reading throughout their day! My daughter loves to sit and look at books when she’s feeling angry/frustrated so this is the perfect solution for her!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Sounds like a great plan, Brittany. And how wonderful that your daughter uses looking at books to help her relieve stress!

Anne

says:

Ours love reading/listening to their books on their beds or on the lounge next to the window. A great reminder to be intentional about creating space to read.

Kelly-Lee

says:

Such a clever way to allow the joy of reading be part of your every day life.

Tiffani Warren

says:

We’re moving into a bigger apartment soon and will have a dedicated homeschool room. I can’t wait to see how my kids make it their own for cozy things like reading; I hadn’t even thought of that!

Tonya Willoughby

says:

These sweet reading books are so special!! Thanks AAR for creating and inspiring our little readers!!

Rin

says:

We’re very into al fresco/plein air reading on blankets under a tree in our back yard. This is our main, but not only, outdoor “nook.” I’m hoping to associate reading with other outdoor joys.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

I love reading outdoors, Rin! The daybed on the patio is my favorite reading nook of the ones featured here.

Christine

says:

Love this, we have a sweet little reading spot for our boys. They love it!

Tawnie

says:

Great ideas!!

Lisa

says:

I have always wanted to have a cozy spot for reading, it’s on list to do. Thanks for the ideas!

Michelle Richardson

says:

Thanks for the great ideas!

Kelly R Land

says:

Love aar!!

Allie

says:

We have so many nooks around the house for the kids. They have bunk beds and we invested in some high quality (super bright!) reading lights for them. We allow them to snuggle in the beds at night and read for a while before they go to sleep. Its be huge for their confidence!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Allie,
When I started letting my kids stay up an extra half hour to an hour if they were in bed reading, the amount of reading they did each day increased beyond that hour! It is a great way to help motivate children to read more.

Andrea

says:

My son created a reading book in his (huge) closet!! It has a 4-ft tall teddy bear that he lays on and he snuggles in to read.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Awww! I would love a 4 foot tall stuffed animal to read with too! What a great idea, Andrea.

Karen Gillette

says:

I have been searching for the perfect little cozy nook for my son. Does anyone know of or have actual diy building plans available for download for some of these ideas?

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

I don’t know of any specific plans, Karen. Sorry. I think the idea is to use what you have to create a comfortable place for reading.

Gillian

says:

We love AAR and AAS. And, we love all the books. Instead of a dedicated book nook due to space confines we use what should be the kitchen dining corner and eat at the island instead.

Jess

says:

These are such great ideas. I plan do create a reading tent for my little ones.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Tents and forts are always a hit with kids, Jess!

Melissa A Hansen

says:

I plan to make a corner tent.

Andrea Johnson

says:

We absolutly Love All About Learing Products!

Bethany

says:

Great ideas!

Allara

says:

Great ideas! Thanks :)

Dorothy

says:

Cute ideas! My daughter likes to read outside on our swing.

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