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Want Your Kids to Read More? Get a Hanging Chair or a Hammock

reading in a hanging chair or hammock

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Would you like your children to read more? This is a common issue with most parents after the novelty of learning to read wears off young kids. The difficulty, after your children start elementary school, is many kids associate reading with school responsibilities.

Young children often fail to realize that reading for fun also is possible. However, there are some action plans that can motivate your kids to read more.

Create a Reading Nook

Creating a special place for your kids to read is a “winner.” Regardless of the number and ages of your children, they will love having a special place dedicated to them for reading. Whether you make their reading nook indoors or outdoors, they will use it.

Equip your reading nook with a hanging chair or hammock for optimum results. Kids love hanging chairs and hammocks. Therefore, they will use their reading nook more than you think they will, simply because you installed a hanging seat or hammock.

If your children are small and young, you could install a hanging chair or hammock designed for kids, with vibrant colors. As the kids grow, you can always upgrade to adult models in reading nooks.

Why Hanging Chairs or Hammocks?

Hanging chairs or hammocks are more fun than regular chairs or sofas. Kids love hanging chairs, particularly when they know these swing chairs are for them. Children like hammocks almost as much as hanging chairs.

Even those post-toddler children, who vocally refuse to take a nap (“that’s for babies,” they often claim), often fall to sleep, like many adults, when they read (or look at the pictures) in a gently swaying hanging chair or hammock. Kids also enjoy playing, getting into and out of hanging chairs, running around, and swinging in hanging chairs and hammocks.

Advantages of Hanging Chairs and Hammocks to Motivate Reading

When you install hanging chairs and Hammocks outdoors, they offer some interesting benefits, in addition to the advantages provided when they’re installed indoors.

I Bought a Hammock Instead of a Bed – Here’s What Happened

Cuadro Kids Hammock - Rainbow
Sleeping in a hammock is becoming ever more popular. Many people are removing their beds in favor of a hammock. I did the same thing and I’m happy I did. Only campers and hippies formerly shouted from the rooftops, I had the “best sleep ever!” More and more non-campers and non-hippies are enthusiastically touting the benefits of hammock sleep. But, what does the scientific and medical community say about hammocks? Research, neglected for decades, has only recently been done to examine the truths about hammock sleeping. To date, scientific and medical research confirms what ancient societies already knew.

Brief History

Central American anthropologists have discovered that ancient societies favored hammocks from a minimum of 700 years ago. Even famous explorer Christopher Columbus, after he found the Bahamas, loved “sleeping in nets between trees.” Historians note that the first hammock probably was invented by the Greeks around 450 B.C., which is many, many years before Columbus sailed to the Bahamas. The legendary Maya people called their hammocks, “the gift of the Gods.” Most people, even scientists, previously assumed ancient civilizations chose hammocks because they were off the ground, away from dangerous spiders and snakes, or pesky stinging ants. These uneducated civilizations may have embraced other reasons, however.

Studies Found Health Benefits with Hammock Sleep

Since scientific studies have now discovered long-touted benefits of hammock sleeping, other people are taking hammocks more seriously. As always, there is (has never been) no perfect product, so hammocks deliver many benefits with only one major potential downside.

Pros

You will fall asleep faster; You will enjoy the health benefits of deeper sleep; You’ll have better ability to focus the next day after a restful hammock sleep; You will improve your reading skills; Generally, you’ll increase your learning skills; You may find your back pain disappears; The gentle rocking motion has proven to make you “sleep like a baby;” and You’ll not need to contend with the dust mites common to mattresses. Con (only one catalogued downside) Hammocks may hurt your romantic life, as hammocks shine when you’re sleeping “solo.” Even if you and your partner are “cuddly” types, few people enjoy sleeping when “joined at the hip.” Even two person hammocks may push the envelope when your partner is a light sleeper. Try It, You’ll Like It As you can see, the benefits of sleeping in a hammock seriously outweigh the one downside. Consider trying a hammock for a nap or for a night. A trial should convince you of the hammock-sleep benefits you get. If you believe your mattress caused you back pain, since hammocks often relieve back pain, what have you got to lose except your back pain? The measured increase in brain wave activity from a 2011 university study (University of Geneva in Switzerland), also improves your memory and learning ability. While there are scientific conclusions supporting the improved sleep quality you would receive from a hammock, there is only one way for you to prove it to yourself. Give hammocks a try and see what you’ve been missing. You may refuse to miss these benefits in the future.

Hammock Vs Sofa

Raya Family Hammock

While the title of this article may surprise you, we’ll show you how a family hammock stacks up to a sofa as a family gathering place. You may think, at first, there is little connection between a hammock versus a sofa. However, family hammocks allow the whole family, kids and all, to have more fun together than any sofa ever made.

In fact, handcrafted family hammocks come in different sizes, like those from Hammock Heaven, depending on the size of your family. From XL to XXL to Supernova family hammocks can deliver fun for your whole family, whether you have one or two kids, up to six or more.

Family Hammocks

Family hammocks are much more fun for adults and kids than sofas, even when they’re big enough to hold your entire family. These extra-large hammocks are also wider than large so-called “double hammocks,” comfortable for you and your life partner.

Many family hammocks hold up to 600 to 800 pounds of humans. They’re made with thicker cords and feature other reinforcements to hold the extra weight of the whole family.

Often, those who prefer hammocks to traditional flat beds, use double or family hammocks to better enjoy their overnight deep sleep. They find the extra length and width of family hammocks comforting for all night sleeping.

Whether installed indoors or out in the yard, family hammocks offer more fun and relaxation than sofas, however large or expensive. Your kids particularly will enjoy the gentle swaying of the hammock, while playing and relaxing with their parents.

Sofa

While a sofa makes a design statement about your décor, most are not made with “sleep” in mind. If you want to take a nap, you’ll have to try different positions until you’re at least semi-comfortable.

The best feature of sofas is their mobility, meaning you can rearrange your furniture, including your sofa, with relative ease – easier than relocating your indoor hammock. However, the anchors for your hammock are unobtrusive and can easily be hidden creatively.

Outdoor sofa considerations include being sure the covering is designed to face inclement weather. Indoor sofas can quickly become ruined when used outside in the yard or on the deck/patio. Some materials have a problem drying, even if the hot sun appears after a rainstorm. Drying cushions on a sofa often is a particularly troubling problem.

Conclusion

While a quality family hammock is not for everyone, your family, including the kids, will love it more than a sofa. Sure, if laying on your couch is your favorite spot at home, you may not want to change it. However, when you’re laying on it, a sofa cannot accommodate multiple people.

Locating your family hammock outdoors will offer more fun than a deck or patio sofa. If you are already a hammock aficionado, you know this to be true. For design reasons, you may still want to place an outdoor sofa on the entertaining area of your yard.

Using both a sofa and a family hammock delivers a good solution to this dilemma. When you’re entertaining guests, you might use your outdoor sofa to handle multiple guests. If you’re just getting your family together, you will want to use your family hammock to surround yourself with your partner and your children.