I read Simplicity Parenting and it recommended de-cluttering kids’ rooms so there were fewer toys and (gasp) books available to them. I forgot the exact number, but I think the book advocated having five books out at a time for young kids. Um, we can’t do that. We started out with about five books when my oldest was born. Now we have three shelves full of kid books. I love books. My daughters love books. We have lots of books.
But I get it. The idea is if you only keep a few books out a time, it won’t be so overwhelming to kids. Five favorite books is easy and simple. Too many choices can be a bad thing. And admittedly, it is difficult to find a particular favorite book on our overcrowded shelves. I like the idea of focusing on only a few books at a time. I also like the idea of weeding out some of our books. So I took out all the seasonal/holiday books and put them away in a closet.
When it was winter, we had all of our snowmen and mitten books on a special shelf downstairs. Now that it is spring (hurray!), the winter books are gone and replaced with flower and Easter books. It makes the books a little more special and exciting that they only come out during a certain times during the year.
You could do this with any books, not just seasonal. Just put away some of your books and then create a rotating library in your child’s room. It can change every week, month, or season…depending on when you remember. 🙂
6 thoughts on “Seasonal Book Library”
I love this book and your season table idea! It’s just like what teacher’s do and the library, as well!
Thanks! I hope it works for you, too!
This is a great idea. Displaying the books in boxes that small hands can flip through is also a good way to enable children to explore their library.
Very true! I need to try that.
This is a good idea actually. Our house is wall to wall books.
I’m in the same boat. I’m constantly trying to give away books and keep it to “just our favorites”, but the books still seem to be multiplying!