Image: Joy Kids (AU)
I have written many articles about how we store children's books. In a Montessori home, we want our children's books to be easily accessible but also ordered and presented in a way that is attractive to the child. For a young child, we may put books in a basket or in a forward-facing bookshelf. You can read my recommendations on forward-facing bookshelves at How We Store and Display Children's Books - at 2-3yrs.
By the time the child is 4 to 5 years old, maybe earlier, they are wanting access to many, many more books and we can place less importance on the need to present them in a forward-facing fashion. We can use low shelves on a standard bookshelf but I am loving these new rotating bookshelves!
Children's rotating bookshelves provide:
- dedicated space for the child to store and display their books
- capacity to store many books
- forward-facing and spine ordered book storage
- attractive, compact design
- child accessible, low shelving.
Image: Bear Wood Furniture (UK)
- Raffy the Rotating Bookcase by Bear Wooden Furniture (UK) - this is my top pick! I like how the books are displayed on the ends and the size looks for young children.
- 360 Rotating Bookshelf by Cosy Decor Art (Turkey).
- Wooden Rotating Bookshelf by My Duckling (AU).
- Bookworm Revolving Bookshelf by Fox Wood Co (AU) - we have shelves by this company and would recommend them. The bookshelf is designed and made in Australia, from Australian materials.
- Revolving Solid Wood Bookcase by Bunny Tickles (AU).
- Rotating Bookcase by My Mini Home (Poland) - this looks so fun! This bookcase comes in a range of colours and could also work as a craft or art station!
- Rotating Bookshelf at My Happy Helpers (AU) - the baskets are removable and come in grey and off white, the bookshelf also comes in a range of colours/finishes including white, birch, walnut and raw.
- 2 in 1 Rotating Bookshelf / Toy Organiser by Hip Kids (AU) - this is the smallest and the most affordable bookshelf here. I've seen this bookshelf in person, our local shopping centre has it in their children's area, it is adorable! For a child of 4-5yrs, we may want something larger.
- Three Tier Rotating Bookshelf by Four Little Monkeys (AU) - this also comes in four tiers.
This is a DIY rotating bookshelf using Ikea Trofast, spice racks on the sides and a Lazy Susan turntable on the bottom.
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