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I know that this has been posted before, but a friend and I were talking today about lapbooking and I think it's something that Reilly would enjoy. I just feel a little intimidated at the idea of getting started! So, what are some tips that you who have done this would give? Are there any sites that give good examples? I'm trying to think of some new things to do to make school interesting!!
-- Lisa --
Wife to my best friend Troy, mom to Reilly and Declan
We have done 3 lap books. First was more of a hands on play lapbook I made for dd on animals, the other two went with our FIAR books madeline and Ping.
What is lapbooking![/b]
Lapbooking (also known as shutter books, flapbooks, and portfolders)is a creative way to display flat work on a gien topic. You take a file folder or a piece of large card and fold it so the front opens down the middle. http://www.canby.com/hockmanchupp/portfolder_instr.html This isn't set in stone, you make them how you want them, but that is the traditional style.
Into your folder you might have some mini books on your topic. Heres one way to make a mini book. http://library.thinkquest.org/J001156/maki...ibook/index.htm
There are many what is called 'folds' types of books. The books may be mainly picture with a caption or a number of lines of writing depending on the book and age of the child.
other things you can include may be a map, a file folder type game, photos of things you made or did such as experiments, a wheel showing little pictures say on the life cycle of a catterpillar or a frog for example. Also flaps to lift. I found if you have a picture or a map it looks best if you glue it to some colourful light card as a flap or colourd paper and glue it down in the folder. often items are put as flaps to give you more room underneath.
So, what are some tips that you who have done this would give?[/b]
Don't be too ambishous! keep it simple till you get a feel for it. Don't overfill it to start with. Make sure where posible make it your childs work lol it's easy to take over too much.
Tell me what it's on and I will see if I have some ideas I can think of/ link you to.
Ouch can you tell I didn't use a spell check?
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