What do you do with thousands and thousands of children's books when you retire?
I've been dealing with this dilemma now for several months. After over 40 years of collecting and buying books, I decided to make a library for my grandkids. First, I sorted through all my books and gave a lot of them to my school. I chose only my most favorite ones to keep. Which ended up being quite a few. It's taken me almost six months to decide how I wanted my library organized but I think I'm almost there.
The shelves and boxes are from IKEA.
My daughter-in-law did the cute vinyl!
I grouped the books by genre, authors, levels, and favorite read-aloud. I labeled the boxes so the kids can find what they want but also so they can put the books back when they're finished. There is just one more thing I'm working on and that is cataloging all the books into my laptop for a check-out system. Each family has a book bag and comes often to pick books to take home. The older girls LOVE to play 'school' too.
Needless to say, the grandkids are LOVING it! And so are their moms. Not to mention, grandma LOVES it too.
A little while ago, I shared a post about the book: 'Press Here' by Herve' Tullet. You can check it out HERE.
My firsties LOVE this book and enjoy writing their own books after Mr. Tullet's style.
Well, I was happy to discover another book by Herve' Tullet.
This book is great for teaching colors and how to mix them to get purple, orange, and green. Like his other book, this one is interactive as well. The reader needs to follow the directions by shaking, pressing or turning the pages to watch the magic and fun appear.
I'm sure kids will also be able to springboard from this book and use their imaginations to write their own fun, interactive stories!
Of course you can get the books at Amazon.com but I found both books at Costco today for only $9.99, so I just had to grab some for my grandchildren. I guess I've started my Christmas shopping already!