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Lapbooking

Posted by on May. 13, 2013 at 9:19 AM
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Can someone thoroughly explain lapbooking to me?

Is it just a re enforcement type thing?
I keep seeing stuff about them, but don't really know what it's all about. I found some ABC templates and thought about doing a letter a week with my Kindergartener.
Any help would be greatly appreciated :)
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mem82
by Platinum Member on May. 13, 2013 at 9:27 AM
They are reinforcement, and yes. The pieces can also take the place of worksheets. Instead of coloring a worksheet, the child colors a few pieces of the lap book. Depending on your child, a lapbook per letter might get tedious. I would do a lapbook that has maybe four letters in it.
Many people swear by them. They can be a time drain on you because the parent has to do so lot of the work for the little one.
Kat0038
by on May. 13, 2013 at 9:43 AM

 We just started lapbooking with my first grader.  She loves it and has actually been remembering what she learns.  Yes it is a reinforcement and works well with kids who likes hand on. We are in the middle of a lapbook on Wizard of oz, but so far it has worked wonders for number recognition, letter recognition, and math symbols.  Here are a couple of websites I have found useful

http://www.the-homeschool-companion.com/lapbooking.html

http://www.homeschoolshare.com/lapbooking_resources.php

http://lapbooklessons.ning.com/

http://www.ajourneythroughlearning.net/

I also find lapbooking to stir the creativity.  For example, I have been reading Wizard of Oz and my daughter complained there weren't enough pictures in the book.  So now I have her draw pictures as we read so she can see we dont need pictures in books. 

CowgirlMama0508
by Tasha on May. 13, 2013 at 11:02 PM
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Awesome! Thank you ladies very much! I went a little crazy on Pinterest last night and pinned a lot of different ideas :)

Quoting Kat0038:

 We just started lapbooking with my first grader.  She loves it and has actually been remembering what she learns.  Yes it is a reinforcement and works well with kids who likes hand on. We are in the middle of a lapbook on Wizard of oz, but so far it has worked wonders for number recognition, letter recognition, and math symbols.  Here are a couple of websites I have found useful


http://www.the-homeschool-companion.com/lapbooking.html


http://www.homeschoolshare.com/lapbooking_resources.php


http://lapbooklessons.ning.com/


http://www.ajourneythroughlearning.net/


I also find lapbooking to stir the creativity.  For example, I have been reading Wizard of Oz and my daughter complained there weren't enough pictures in the book.  So now I have her draw pictures as we read so she can see we dont need pictures in books. 

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celticdragon77
by on May. 13, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Lapbooking was my favorite tool when my kids were younger. My kids saved and cherish every single lapbook they ever made. To this day, they get them out and look through them. I plan on doing notebooking this year - a more mature version of Lapbooking.

bether89
by Bronze Member on May. 14, 2013 at 12:59 PM

 We use lapbooks for reinforcement.  After the lapbook is completed, your child can go back and use it study or review the concept.  Ds1(10) has enjoys them and has taken a  lapbook online class on turtles, tortoises, and terrrapins.  I have found some great lapbooks at http://www.curriclick.com/.

My preschooler has done a couple of holiday lapbooks also.

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