We’ve been struggling with getting our four-year old daughter to organise her bookshelf. It’s quite difficult for her to actually put her books on the shelf without knocking them over and getting very frustrated.
When we set-up our office we picked up six Ikea Inreda Book-ends. I ended up only using four of the six that we purchased, so we had two spare. We decided to try using those bookends to help our daughter with her books.
Usually I get frustrated with bookends. They’re normally too light and slide around whenever books are leaned against them. If they don’t slide around they are normally too heavy to be practical in a kid’s room in their bookcase.
The beauty of the Ikea Indreda Book-ends is that they actually attach directly to the kids book self. This way they don’t slide around and the kids books don’t knock them over. By putting them fairly close together like in the top photo even if the books do tip they won’t actually fall over since there isn’t room for them to fall.
Since we put the new book ends on our daughters book shelves the bookcase has stayed neat. Our daughter is also able to put her books away all by herself without getting frustrated, which is good for her, and also good for us.
In Canada the bookends only cost $6.00 for a set of two, so it makes for a very cheap and easy solution for helping our daughter keep her book shelf tidy.