This is the hardest thing for me to clean out!!
I think I need serious help.
My 3 year old daughter and 6 year old son share a room. They have one bookcase with 3 shelves. The original way it was organized was baby books/board books on the bottom. Easy reader books in the middle (that my son can read himself) and then other books/chapter books on the top for me to read during bedtime. The "game" books (i spy, wheres waldo, etc) go in another room. Seemed to be a pretty good system.
Yet they are still taking over! And our 9 year old neighbor just cleared out his book case and gave us (not even joking!) about 100 books. Really awesome books that we love and want to read. Some we're not ready for yet. So they were packed away. But some the kids want to read now!
These are my arguments within myself about cleaning them out:
The first shelf. The baby books. She is 3 and probably getting too old for them. I should pack them away or give them away. BUUUUT she knows them by heart. And likes to read them to her own dolls. And sometimes she does still want me to read them.
The second shelf. The books he can read to himself. Some are still a bit too hard so I should pack them away until hes ready... but then he tries to read them and isn't it good for him to challenge himself? Some are now too easy for him so I should pack them away for when my daughter is older... but maybe I should leave them out because doesn't that ease in reading a book build confidence in him?
The top shelf. The other books. We just have way too many. But they like them all. How can I weed through them?
Ugh kids books are so hard. My books are easy! Read them and trade them.