Reading Lamps for Kids -- Cause Reading in Bed Rocks!

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My 7-year-old is becoming a stronger reader every week. However, I keep waiting for him to hit that moment of complete reading bliss. I do know that his willingness to read on his own drastically improved when we got him a reading lamp -- the above Minnen Wall/Reading Lamp ($7.99) from IKEA -- and mounted it on the wall next to his top bunk bed.

Here are a bunch of simple but cool bedside reading lights for kids — elementary age on up to teen -- and they all come in under $35!

  energy star lamp        white paper lantern lamp   grandrich reading lamp

Reading lamps shown above:

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Got any tips for encouraging your Big Kid to read more?

education, elementary school, high school, middle school

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cafemama cafemama

These are cute options for moms too!

Cafe... Cafe Cynthia

Great ideas. My daughter loves to read in bed. Right now she uses her flashlight, and every once in a while, I'll pop into her room and find her cozied up to her nightlight on the wall, "sneaking" a read. A lamp is a much better idea.

jeann... jeannesager

I want the spider one for MY room!

RanaA... RanaAurora

I had a little one that clipped onto the bars of my bunk bed. Bright lights made it hard to read so we eventually discovered that you could get 4.5 watt bulbs. That's what I read by!

meili... meiling515

How do i get back to lateland

Pnukey Pnukey

My dd has a light that hooks on to her book. It came with her Snuggie. I've seen her reading with that at night sometimes (under the Snuggie, of course!)

asil asil

my girls, not yet old enough to read... but sure do like 'pretend' reading their books in bed LOVE the lamps we attached to the wall for them! it's too cute to send your 1.5 and 2.5 year olds to bed... they climb in with a book and 10 minutes later they are out!

Carey... Carey2006

I still have my clip light from college...LOL
I've got a little guy but EVERYONE ENJOYS READING SOMETHING THAT THEY ARE INTERESTED IN....find out their interest and then go find a book about it to give them ;)

Radarma Radarma

We really need one that descends/hangs. And our 9 year old has absolutely got the reading bug. We often catch her up, past bedtime, reading. It's a hard aspect of parenting too because we don't want to say "no reading". Just sounds wrong ya know? LOL

tazdvl tazdvl

My son was never a big reader until he discovered S.E. Hinton, the girls are to young but they like to pretend they are reading.

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