Why not make a personalised library for your kid? Fill it full of your favourite books and you can both visit the library without even leaving the house.

What you need

A cardboard box

Paint

Knife (only to be used by Mum or Dad)

Markers

Stickers

Benefits

Coordination and control

Learning through watching and copying others

Learning to listen

Making creative decisions

Builds confidence and self-esteem

How long will it take?

2 hrs

What to do

  1. Paint your cardboard box and write the word ‘Library’ on it. Ask your child to decorate it any way they like, using stickers or different coloured paint.

    decorated cardboard box
  2. Then your child can help fill their library with books. You could even make a library card for them to ‘stamp’ with when they get a book!

    decorated cardboard box filled with children's books