The Friday Five: 5 favorite reading spots in our home


Happy Read Across America Day!  This is a day we set aside to remember that you are “never too old, too wacky too wild, to pick up a book and read with your child.”

For today’s Friday Five I’m sharing 5 of our favorite reading spots in our home – the places where we love to curl up with a good book.

5 Favorite Reading Spots in Our Home


1. Amelia’s favorite spot is on Daddy’s lap with all of her siblings around her (I know I’ve shared this picture before, but it is one of my favorites of my favorite people).

Amelia’s favorite book right now is Where is Baby’s Belly Button by Karen Katz, which her big brother Max gave to her for Christmas because of her obsession with belly buttons or “gong gongs” as she calls them.


2. Lucy’s favorite spot to read is in a giant box that she has turned into a fort.

Lucy’s favorite book right now is The Little Golden Treasury of Eloise Wilkin Stories.  She has most of the stories memorized and “reads” them to her little sister.


3. Max’s favorite spot to read is in the bean bag in our reading nook.  Our bean bag is from Ahh Products and I’m seriously considering getting another one, it is such a popular thing with the kids.  We have it near one of our sling style bookshelves and all of the kids like hanging out in this cozy little corner.

Max’s favorite books right now are Strega Nona, 5 Minute Marvel Stories (he’s in a big Spiderman, Iron Man, Hulk phase), and The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body.


4. Jillian’s favorite spot to read is on the top bunk (the best place to get privacy from younger siblings in our home).

Jillian is currently re-reading the Harry Potter series.  Yes, again.


5. This mama’s favorite spot to read is on the couch, usually with a kiddo or two by my side or in my lap.

My very sweet husband recently gave me a basic kindle, and while I love paper books and they will always be my first choice, I have to admit having a kindle is a handy thing, especially for reading things like ebook bundles (I have heard I can put my pdfs of knitting patterns on the kindle, too but I haven’t  yet attempted that).

You are never too old, too wacky too wild, to pick up a book and read with your child!”

suesskidsHappy Read Across America Day!

Where do you and your kids like to read? Do you have some favorite reading spots?

About Kara

Kara Fleck is the editor of Simple Kids. She is a small town mama, writer, knitter, bookworm, and hooligan. Kara lives in Indiana with her husband Christopher and their four children Jillian, Max, Lucy, and Amelia. You can find more of her writing at

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  1. Such sweet photos.
    We are also a household of readers and I love that :)
    Strega Nona was a BIG favourite of my girls growing up and they could have it read to them daily!
    My Eldest is the HP fan ans is also constantly re-reading them.
    Thanks for sharing.
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  2. I recently made a little reading nook with a bench next to a window that the kids really enjoy using now (i think because it is new!). But, mostly we sit in a big chair in the living room and read. It is comfy, and fits the kids and me :-)

    And I have to agree with the e-reader, it makes it a lot easier to read when the kids are climbing all over me!
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  3. Yay! Love your reading spots. (And sympathize with your oldest daughter. I’m the oldest of 5, but I’m 4.5 years older than my closest sibling. So I was always looking for a hiding place to read!)

    Eleanor and I read in her bed, on the back porch swing, and in my bed sometimes. I read on the couch, or I listen to books while working around the house.
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    • You and Jillian have a lot in common as that is almost exactly how much older than Max she is :-)

      I cannot wait for warmer days and reading on the porch swing!

  4. My daughter’s favorite reading spot is not in the home but actually in the car! Since she’s the younger sibling, she often has to tag along for all her older brother’s activities. So often, while we’re waiting for him, she snuggles up to me in the car and we read a book. She’s happy to get one-on-one time with mommy and I’m happy that she’s using the time to read as opposed to playing some silly game on the cellphone!

  5. Hands down, my favorite is the large box fort- reading knook.
    What a great family,
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  1. […] The box fort I told you about in the Spring continues to be a big hit.  Back in March the box was mainly used as a special reading spot but today, thanks to a few more larger boxes, it is […]

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