Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Recycling books for use outdoors

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9 comments:

Erin Xx said...

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Have a lovely day Erin Xx

child central station said...

Juliet- I've been working on an outdoor collection of books too! I have a draft version in blogger that some day will get published. I've found that laminating twice helps to reinforce the books. (It depends on how thick your laminating is )I am also using shower curtain rings to hold them together. I am also putting up outdoor book shelves made from rain gutters (holes drilled in the bottoms to allow for drainage.

Scott said...

What a great idea - take the books outside. I like that the book is "protected" so kids can enjoy it whatever they are doing outdoors. This is one of those ideas that I think "Why didn't I think of that??" Thanks, Juliet.

weingart said...

Love it! I was just thinking that some of my books would be ready for recycling...this is so much better!!! Thank you!

Abbie said...

This is brilliant and I know my girls will love this idea. We have a great play house that I can absolutely see them sitting and reading in.
Thanks for sharing the idea!

KAREN GREEN said...

Brilliant idea Juliet! I am going to give this a go!

Jennifer Perkins - Naughty Secretary Club said...

Such a clever idea, 'm adding it to my pinboard of ideas for kiddlets. I am always trying to think of things to do with my toddlers beat up books and this is perfect.

Juliet Robertson said...

Thanks Everyone

It is a wonderful idea and I'm so pleased to have been told about it myself. Before you know it - we'll have an outdoor library!

Sandy said...

The way people learn and enjoy and retain knowledge is with a tactile object. So many people are visual that when they remember a favorite story or a favorite moment, they can actually picture that page, that picture, the feel of the paper, the font— it's a piece of art. Books are a piece of art and they're never going away. They're always going to be amazing gifts and amazing friends. They are so great to share and reuse. http://youtu.be/cY3qY3kCwZo