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Posted by Casey
In Literacy, Organise, Play Spaces on August 5, 2018

“Where do you store all of your books?” is one of the questions I’m asked the most. Right now, they are kept on a big bookshelf in a cupboard and we rotate a few at a time.

But I’ve had this burning desire to create a reading corner for them…so when IKEA Australia released a new range of endangered animal products, inspiration hit! Our new IKEA reading corner was born!

IKEA reading corner for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten children | DJUNGELSKOG endangered animal range | FLISAT bookshelves | IKEA Australia collaboration | Learning to read | Australian teachers and parents | School readiness |

IKEA Australia has just launched two brand new ranges of children’s decor with a focus on endangered animals. The DJUNGELSKOG and URSKOG ranges highlight endangered animals around the world and feature bright colours, fun prints, beautifully illustrated books and the most delightful stuffed animals. I just knew this range would work well for our new reading space!

In collaboration with IKEA Australia, I put together a mood board and designed a beautiful and inviting little space for my children to cosy up with a book.

IKEA reading corner for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten children | DJUNGELSKOG endangered animal range | FLISAT bookshelves | IKEA Australia collaboration | Learning to read | Australian teachers and parents | School readiness |

So what items did I use for this space?

  • POANG kids chair
  • FLISAT book display
  • FLISAT wall shelf
  • DJUNGELSKOG round bird rug
  • Two DJUNGELSKOG monkey cushions
  • Set of DJUNGELSKOG orangutan, snake and panda plush toys
  • Three DJUNGELSKOG children’s books
  • URSKOG leaf print curtains
  • FEJKA artificial bamboo

IKEA reading corner for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten children | DJUNGELSKOG endangered animal range | FLISAT bookshelves | IKEA Australia collaboration | Learning to read | Australian teachers and parents | School readiness |

We’ve had the reading corner set up for about a week now. It has been so beautiful to see how much more our little learners are engaging with books!

Lilly is 4 years old and loves to retell familiar stories to the gorgeous DJUNGELSKOG animals. The orangutan is her favourite! Elliot is 2 years old and reading is very much an oral language and vocabulary building activity!

IKEA reading corner for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten children | DJUNGELSKOG endangered animal range | FLISAT bookshelves | IKEA Australia collaboration | Learning to read | Australian teachers and parents | School readiness |

I am sooooo glad we were able to set up this beautiful little IKEA reading corner in our play room! It’s something I’ve wanted to add to our space for such a long time. We all know the benefits of reading with our little ones and I am SO excited to see how this space captures their interests!

Do you have a special reading space in your home? Tell me about it in the comments below!

Disclosure – I was gifted items from the DJUNGELSKOG and URSKOG ranges, POANG chair and FLISAT wall storage for the purpose of this blog post. I wasn’t paid for this endorsement and all opinions and ideas are my own.

About the author

Casey is an early years teacher turned stay at home mum to three little learners aged 6 and under. She is passionate about supporting parents that want to use play as a vehicle to bond with their little learners and create magical memories of childhood! You can follow Casey on Instagram right here.


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