***Disclosure: As a Tidy Books Brand Ambassador, I have received complimentary samples to facilitate my reviews. No other compensation is provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
In this day in age, too many kids rely on the television of video games rather than reading. Sure, these things have their place, but nothing can compare to settling down with some milk and cookies and a good book. We have limited TV time in my home, and we also have reading time on a daily basis.
Reading is something that many take for granted. We all learn how to do it, and we all need this skill to thrive. Teaching kids to have a love for books early is so important, in my humble opinion. Not only does it help with creativity and imagination, it also helps with language, both written and spoken, as well as school readiness. Kids who start learning to read during the preschool years have quite the advantage over those who don't have regular reading time.
Plus, let's face it: Reading can be great fun! I want my kids to be able to escape into worlds full of princesses and fairies, dinosaurs, and maybe even a spooky, haunted house. I want them to learn about the world around them through reading....Whether it be science and nature, mysteries in history, or exploring exotic places and ancient civilizations, I would much prefer my kids reach for a book rather than Google.
That's why when my friends at Tidy Books asked me to become a brand ambassador, I was not only honored, I was truly excited! I have worked with this wonderful company in the past, and I love everything that they stand for. The folks at Tidy Books have a child-centered approach towards reading. They offer attractive, functional products that allow kids to have more independence when it comes to story time. These great bookcases, book boxes, and bunk bed shelves keep kids' books organized and readily accessible to curious little ones.
About Tidy Books :
Their designs for children are original and practical ideas to make books a natural part of your child’s world, planting a love of reading. Tidy Books offers child-centred storage designs that give your children a space that is theirs to own, building their sense of independence.
Tidy Books doesn't make products for anyone else, so their innovative designs are unique. Built with an eye to becoming your family’s heirloom, Tidy Books’ designs are built to last and will adapt as your family grows up.
Tidy Books aims to tread lightly on the planet; their products are made from sustainable sources and finished in an environmentally friendly Water Lacquer. They also contribute to a very worthy charity, Save the Children too.
Features That Make Tidy Books Bookcases Unique :
- Holds up to 85 children’s books of all shapes and sizes
- Tactile 3D alphabet
- Slimline design takes up very little floor space
- These shelves are designed to be anchored to the wall, preventing accidents and tipping.
- As children grow, Tidy Books bookcases grow with them since the alphabet shelves can be turned around so they're plain.
- Finished with eco-friendly water based lacquer, creating a natural finish that allows the wood grain to be just visible
Our Review of the Tidy Books Bookcase :
Assembling the bookcase was a quick and easy process. My husband had it together and anchored to the wall in about 15-20 minutes, and that was with 2 curious toddlers getting in his way. He happens to be very experienced with putting things together, so it may take a bit longer for those who aren't quite as handy.
The bookcase has 4 shelves of varying sizes that can easily accommodate books of many different sizes. The top and bottom shelves are great for larger, treasury style storybooks, and the middle shelves are perfect for more typical sized children's books.
They also love being able to re-organize the shelves on their own. One day, they had an entire row of nothing but princess books, another row of books about bugs, a third row with books about cars and other vehicles, and the bottom row was all Holiday books. Yes...My 2 and 3 year old children did this on their own. Since these shelves are all about making books visually identifiable to kids at a glance, sorting them by type becomes a fun game!
I would definitely recommend Tidy Books products to any families out there who want an easy way to encourage their kids to love reading. When kids have their own special area, they really do get quite excited. And yes, the fact that these shelves make clean-up rather painless is an added bonus for Moms and Dads!
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