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.