Below you can find some great Library & Reading Spaces from Childcare Providers in our Daycare Spaces and Ideas Community, as well as recommended items to add to your space based on the ages you care for.
This fun Library area belongs to Nicki of Mrs. B's Childcare. I love the pop of color she added to her book holders. These front facing holders make great use of narrow spaces. They also allow you to take advantage of your vertical spaces. You can store your "For big hands only" books up high, and your Board books in the lowest Shelf.
Adrienne from Seed Sprout and Bloom Childcare provides such a comfy place for sitting down to read. I like she transformed this corner into a cozy reading space by using pillows and an Infant Mattress.
The LOVA Leaf Canopy from IKEA is also a great touch.
You don't need a huge amount of space to create a warm and welcoming reading area.
This cozy reading area belongs to Babyzone Daycare. She provides the children with comfy pillows and accessible front facing books.
I like how Angie from The Thoughtful Spot Daycare has built her reading area into this cozy closet.
This space is a great little getaway from the busy action.
This reading space belongs to Marlisa from All about Kids. The front facing gutter shelving allows the books to be accessible to young children with minimal space being used. In addition to being adorable-The alphabet tree is a wonderful way to include literacy in this space.
I think it's important for children to have access to different types of literacy materials.
I love how Tara of Little Learners Daycare and Preschool has incorporated a
special place in her Reading area for Audio Books.
Heather from Heather's Helping Hands Childcare included books about tools and vehicles in her Construction and Transportation area.
You can also include Literacy in your Dramatic Play area by adding Cook Books, and phone books
to your Space.
I think these benches at Mrs. Felecia's Playhouse reading area are so adorable! What a fun place
to sit and read with a friend.
Cheri Langlois used front facing picture ledges from IKEA to create her Library Area.
The bright Artwork and Lighting make this look like a Gallery.
What a fun way to showcase books!
Candasa Crumb made this reading space out of a converted crib.
She replaced all of the weight bearing screws with 3 inch screws, took out the base, added three 2 x 4s across the width of the seating area, then topped it with 1/2 inch plywood and a fluffy stuffed comforter that easily fits in the washer and dryer.
Sheena Wheeler of Building Blocks Family Childcare has so many home-like touches in her Library Space. I love the little sofa and chair set and the side table. She also incorporates the Children's Artwork and Photos in this space-another great way to encourage Language opportunities.
What a welcoming corner Amanda of Tiny Tots Preschool has set up in her space. Her front facing picture ledges and IKEA MYSIG canopy showcase the importance of books in this space. Her cozy rug, and her FJÄDERMOLN Cloud pillows make this a cozy space for curling up with a good book.
This Reading "Hideaway" belongs to Nikkolette Washington ofNik-Nak's Daycare The sheer panels add privacy but still allow you to view the children easily. She added inspiring quotes from Dr. Suess as well as colorful decor.
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Circle Time Binder-Digital Download
The Circle Time Binder combines all of your favorite Circle Time Activities in a portable Binder. It's a great option for educators who are short on wall space, only have 1 or 2 children "ready" for Circle Time, or parents who are homeschooling their Preschooler.
Inside this 57-Page Printable you will find:
4-Cover designs to choose from
A Skills Check list
3-Editable Who's Here Sign in activities
How are you feeling? poster and clip cards
100-Days recording page
The current season is ... activity
Today's weather is .. activity
Days of the week activity
Special Days of the Month (*Editable)
I know my letters uppercase & lowercase posters
Interactive I know my colors poster
Interactive I know my shapes poster
Directions, TOS, and Graphics Credit
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Apple Activity Pack-Digital Download
Let's explore apples! Inside this apple themed activity pack you will find an assortment of easy to assemble activities. You can easily turn them into a variety of hands on learning centers, tot trays or file folder games.
Help the children in your care learn literacy skills, and math skills. Some of the skills covered in this pack are: colors, shapes, uppercase and lowercase letter identification, patterning, one to one correspondence, counting, and ordering numbers 1-10.
Inside this 55-Page Printable Activity pack you will find the following 16 activities:
Apple Clip Cards
Apple tree color matching activity
Roll and Color apple graphing activity
Apple tree uppercase and lowercase letter matching file folder activity
Apple Count and Clip Cards
Apple Tree counting mats 1-10
Apple barrel counting mats 1-12
Counting Apples Mat 1-20
Apple Patterning Activity
Sorting apples by size
Parts of an apple
Seasonal apple tree match
Apple Tree Life Cycle puzzle
Apple 3-Part Cards
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Corn, Scarecrows and Crows Printable Activity Pack
This 40 page printable activity pack includes 11 printable activities, and 2 pages of 3-part cards for your Corn, Scarecrows and Crows themed Week.
Corn Kernel Counting Activity (Can also be used as a craft template)
Color Clip Cards
Count and Clip Cards
Crow counting mats with 10-frames (1-10)
Cutting Practice Sheet
Uppercase & Lowercase Letter Puzzle Cards
Positional Phrases Activity
Scarecrow Counting Mats (1-10)
Shape Matching Puzzles
Patterning Activity Page
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Pumpkin Activity Pack
From Tot Trays, to Center Activities this pack includes tons of hands on fun for your Pumpkin Unit.
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