A simple method for book rotation for kids based on the seasons for cleaner playrooms and more engagement!
Scattered toys and books across the floor. Flashes of color and sounds of giggles. These are the signs of little ones at play! There is nothing better than making memories with tiny hands and smiles. However, all of those toys and books have to be cleaned up at some point. By now most of us have heard of rotating toys for kids, which is great and keeps the variety for kids. But, If you are like me, you have just as many books as you do toys. So you need a simple book rotation method!
Cozy Tips for Book Rotation for Kids
- Rotate books based on the seasons and holidays. Then add in one to three books on emotions.
- Use a medium size bin or small book shelve or rack to store the featured books. I purchased our bin from Target.
- Store the rest of the books in a plastic pin, cabinet, closet, or larger bookshelf away from sight.
- Keep the books out for about a month or two and then rotate them to new featured books.
- Add a small soft chair or a few cushions or pillows next to the bin or bookshelf if possible to create a sweet little reading nook!
- Incorporate library books into the rotation too!
Winter Book List
- Winter's Lullaby ( a great book for a winter sleep)
- 10 Ways To Hear The Snow
- Snow Sisters
- Good Bye Autumn, Hello Winter
- The Mitten
- Stopping By The Woods On A Snowy Evening
- Winter, You Wonder
- A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood
- It's You I Like
- All Better (a great interactive story for younger kids)
- Love From The Crayons
- The Valentine's Day Bears
The Cozy Details
The system for an easy book rotation is about ten books (you can adjust this amount if you would like) . Five books are educational or seasonal and five books are based on emotional intelligence and holidays.
For our featured winter books, I replaced all of Christmas books with winter focused stories. I included one or two Valentine's Day books. For the most part, the books are educational based on the season and upcoming holidays.
Then I sprinkled in two books about kindness and one book about sharing. This was based on the emotional needs and growth of my girls.
I placed these books into our wooden bin facing them forwards. This keeps the books front and centered and easily accessible.
This simple book rotation method is easy to implement every month or two and keeps the mess to a minimal amount. Plus, your kids will be more engaged in reading in their cozy space! What books will you pick for your book rotation this winter?