[caption id="attachment_1691" align="aligncenter" width="336" caption="Ladybug Bookends for Decorating a Girl's Room"][/caption][caption id="attachment_1689" align="aligncenter" width="336" caption="Pink & Purple Ballerina Bookends for a Girl's Room"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_1690" align="aligncenter" width="320" caption="Star, Moon, & Space Bookends for Decorating a Boy's Room"][/caption] Making reading enjoyable for our kids is one of THE best things we can do as parents. So, it is best to encourage interest as early as possible. And, what could be more fun than creating delight between the bookends? Not only can bookends be a stylish way to put the finishing touches on your playroom, baby nursery, or big kid’s room, but they can also be a way to inspire your child with what is between them. In the nursery years, decorative bookends can delight with fun themes like the ones featured above from Peanut Gallery Gifts. For animal lovers, these cute modern giraffe and ladybug bookends can capture the attention of a baby boy or baby girl, respectively. For older kids, the space themed bookends for a toddler boy can get him dreaming about spaceships, stars, & moons. These irresistable ballerina bookends for a toddler girl can inspire a girl to dance her heart out. During the nursery years, use decorative printed paper or tissue paper in engaging colors to cover books or decorative boxes. What is between the bookends can serve the dual purpose of matching the color palette of your room as well as attracting your baby's attention with intriguing colors and patterns. Build a towering pile of colored wooden alphabet blocks between the bookends on the wall that spell your baby's name and point them out to her as she grows. At the age when story time becomes more practical, have the “book fairy” surreptitiously deliver surprises between the bookends. Eventually, your collection of Goodnight Moon, Green Eggs & Ham, Hippos Go Bezerk, and other of your child’s favorites will be associated with surprise, enchantment, and delight. The memories you created between the bookends will be looked upon favorably in your child’s eyes forever. See our decorative bookshelf finds for more ideas on how to inspire your little literary bug.