Today marks the fourth annual Star Wars Reads Day™, where Jedis™ around the world pick up their favorite galactic story and celebrate the joy that is exploring a new world through books. This year, we’re thrilled to be marking the occasion with Brightly, a resource that helps parents turn their kids into lifelong, enthusiastic readers, by helping two lucky winners create a reading nook fit for readers of all levels.
1. Start with Seating
Give your little readers a comfortable space where they can curl up and get lost reading the adventures of another world. Think: a lightweight chair or beanbag that can easily be moved around if they decide a story time by the couch is in order.
2. Add Cozy Elements
On a chilly day inside, make this spot their favorite place in the house by complementing the nook with cozy gear like a blanket, sleeping bag, and pillow. Allow them the room to spread out and read from whatever angle and position are comfortable.
3. Make the Library Truly Their Own
Have fun outfitting an at-home library by getting creative with how the books are stored. Choose a themed bookshelf or repurpose an old book shelf by letting the kids help paint and decorate it in a theme that matches their favorite book.
4. Collect Books!
This doesn’t mean you have to run out and purchase a kid-sized library worth of books. Have fun adding to your current book collection by visiting your library’s used book sale, hosting a book exchange with friends, or making sure any holiday wish lists include plenty of reading materials.