With one kid, story time is easy, anywhere, anytime.
With two kids, it’s still not bad, just choose a couch or an over-sized chair, with one kid on each side.
But what happens when kid three comes along?
Three Seat Rocking Chair Design
I have heard of a bicycle built for two and have squeezed two into a traditional rocking chair many times…but what about 3?
One dad came up with the perfect solution for a storytime rocking chair with three seats–one kid on each side in elevated seats and room for the third on his lap.
With this rocking chair design, everyone could see the book.
Building a Rocking Chair for Three People
Hal Taylor (@rockingchairsbyhal on Facebook) already built rocking chairs when his children were born. He realized, after his third child, that he needed a chair that could accommodate all three of his kids for reading time with dad:
When Rose was born, she proved herself to be the “communicator” in the family very quickly, speaking in complete sentences with perfect diction. Well – she was NOT going to be left out of the reading crowd! This presented a problem for me because, not having a lap large enough for three children, this meant that Rachael, the oldest, had to stand by the chair at story time.
3 Seat Rocking Chair for Reading
The StoryTime Rocking Chair was his solution.
This rocking chair is made from pieces that could make over 20 other chairs combined, in order to build seating that allowed all three kids to see the story he was reading.
Two elevated seats were perfect for his oldest children to still see the book, while his youngest was able to snuggle into his lap and not block the view for her sisters.
Who wouldn’t want a chair that fits everyone?
Taylor says he has made about 35 of these chairs over the course of his career, including five for the royal family of Dubai!
It’s a rocker fit for a king.
Let’s Read at Kids Activities Blog
We love to read out loud & together here at Kids Activities Blog. Have you joined our Books for kids FB group full of book recommendations, fun & giveaways?
- Check out our big reading for kids resource of reading games, books, reading activities, pre-reading learning and more!
- Great kids books have never been easier to find!
- If your kids love reading games, check out these really fun things to do with words and books.
- This free reading log printable is perfect to keep track of all the books you read together.
- Set up a reading corner in your house for the perfect space to get lost in a book.
- Did you know that Scholastic Book Club is something you can join as a family?
- You can have fun with this printable spell book inspired by Harry Potter’s Spell Book.
- Pete the Cat books are always fun!
- Barnes & Nobles free books for kids program details.
- We adore the Dolly Parton book club!
- We have an article for parents considering having a 3rd kid!
Do you need a 3 seat rocking chair too?