Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Lapbooking in 3 Dimensions

Looking for a hands-on way to engage your 3D learner? Try lapbooking! This approach is used by homeschoolers as a way to bring a subject to life. The great thing about a lapbook is that the education happens while your child creates the book and everytime they share it with someone they reinforce the lessons. Time4Writing has a unique way of incorporating writing assignments right into the lapbook for easy reference and storage. There is even a nifty lapbook pocket you can download at their site to easily integrate the written word in with the other elements of the lapbook.

Here's a great blog post I found that shows a video of a completed lapbook that is themed just in time for Thanksgiving. Here's an excerpt from that post:

"A completed lapbook can be compared to a child's pop-up book or a lift-the-flap book. These types of books often generate more enthusiasm among elementary aged kids than simple text. Tactile learners respond well to the interaction involved in making and looking at a lapbook."

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