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.


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.


Anonymous said...

Bit late, but have you seen this