Our favorite chair of the year. An extended family rocking chair.

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Hal Taylor, a custom rocking chair maker in Fredericksburg, Virginia, wanted to read to his three small children while they all shared a conventional rocking chair.

He found it impossible.

So he invented the "Storytime" chair (above, with Taylor and his three kids).

It’s a four-passenger rocker with a child-sized ledge on each arm.

The good news: it’s not a prototype — you can buy one for you and yours.