book sling for little ones
October 26, 2009
In the getting-ready-of-the-house-for-a-moving-baby, we put up a book sling in our living room. Low on the wall, this sling is perfect for displaying three to four books, covers facing out, for the infant and young child. Once Finn can reach up and choose a book on his own, I'll switch out the more fragile paper books for a rotating set of wooden and board books, which he can manipulate (and masticate) as much as he pleases.
My sling was made by the talented Megan of Penny Carnival. If you're interested in making your own, she has a great tutorial available here.
The tiny chair is from Michael Olaf. Our current favorite book is Alison's Zinnia - have you seen it? It's beautifully illustrated and quite handy for learning the names of flowers. It was recommended in my Montessori training as a must-have classroom classic.
And look who I found when I looked out the window! Two cute boys enjoying an Autumn morning together.