Book Nook Tour: Blast From the Past Version

Happy Friday! It’s time for our Friday feature of Gracepoint reading spaces all around the country. Back in June of 2017, Gracepoint Ministries planted a new church in the DMV area. For all of us Californians, this DMV stands for DC-Maryland-Virginia, not our favorite place to stand in line! Anyway, this meant opportunities for our young readers to create their own home libraries.

Here’s a video tour of Sophie & Jamie’s Book Nook from Maryland. This was back in fall of 2017. 

Book Nook from Kenny Choi on Vimeo.

While this particular book nook doesn’t exist any longer, I’m sure these two creative sisters will put their heads together to create fabulous new reading spaces. Looking forward to what they come up with next!

You can contact me if you’d like your reading space/book nook/home library featured. Photo, video, drawing, all media welcome. 🙂

 

Everyone Needs a Reading Space

On Fridays I will be featuring a snapshot of different reading spaces of people at Gracepoint Berkeley church and beyond. We’ll kick it off with a short tour of Jacob’s reading nook. This video was shared with me a couple months ago, so he might have redecorated since then!

Shout out to dad, Kevin, one of the college ministry staff at Klesis Berkeley  for setting this up. Not sure if you caught it, but he said he’s reading a Punchinello book! If you recall, he’s from the Wemmicks series.

jacob loves reading!

That smile says it all!

There’s something to be said for having a favorite reading spot. It doesn’t have to be a big space, it could even be a favorite chair. But situating our reading experiences in an actual place strengthens our positive associations and memories of reading. And it’s awesome to see Jacob starting young!

Come back on Fridays to see others’ reading spaces. Going through my emails, I actually found a few more book nooks people shared with me, even going back more than a year. So I suppose they’ll be throwback posts to book nooks that may or may not still exist. Ooh, the mystery!

How about you? Do you have a reading space or spot? How have your reading spaces changed over the years? Share below!

Reading Snapshots: North Carolina Edition

Happy Friday to everyone not just at Gracepoint Berkeley church but across all our Gracepoint Ministries! Can you believe it’s almost May?! Today I bring you a short but sweet Reading Snapshots post from Gracepoint North Carolina.

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Granted they are looking at photo albums, but you see the early literacy practices they are engaging in? Given they’re from America, they are correctly going from left to right in the books as they “read” each photo. And while I wasn’t there, I heard they were engaging in the social aspect of reading as well, showing and telling each other about the interesting and sometimes shocking things they saw, such as one’s parents’ wedding photo! 🙂

What a delightful sight to behold in an age where the kids their age I usually see are swiping screens. Remember, I always welcome your reading snapshots, since they’re crowd favorites!