Tuesday, November 20, 2007

So here's a bit of trivia...


I was reading Andrea's blog http://just-about-perfect.blogspot.com/2007/11/book-shelves.html and she says that she was reading a parenting magazine which said that children under 7 just can't look at book spines on a bookshelf and take a book out. Or put it back. They just CAN'T. It's not that they're lazy toe-rags, pulling every book off the shelf and leaving them all over the floor, and then putting them in a PILE on the shelf when you tell them for the umpteenzillionth time to put them back again aaarg! Not that I've had THAT experience. Ha.

If I went and took a photo right now of Celyn's room... *sigh* And on looking for an appropriate photo of a messy bookshelf to brighten up my post, I then saw this picture...of COURSE that's why they have those sorts of bookshelves for kids. There's actually a psychological reason for it that I'd never known about before. So the article Andrea references there makes SO much sense to me.
However, Celyn (and I) have a gazillion children's books, so how can she look at them and put them away more easily if not on a shelf? And the shelf pictured is £120 so that's not happening either (not that it would hold all her books).
Answers on a bloggy postcard please to the usual address.

5 comments:

Andrea said...

the only suggestions they gave were to use baskets or bins where they can just be pulled out.
So maybe you can have a lot of bins. Or rotate- that's what I do now. So there's about 10 in the basket and 10 other in another area and then rotate those.

misteejay said...

Could you use an ordinary bookshelf and have some books face-on and some spine-on (like they do in a lot of the bookshops). The face-on ones could then be swapped with the others to change the display and make it interesting. Toni :o)

misteejay said...

Chrissie, wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year - I hope 2008 is a better year for everyone...Toni xx

uboat47 said...

Sending loving hugs Chrissie, keep in touch hope your OK.

Anita

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