Yet another wonderful aspect about homeschooling is the ability to change-up teaching methods in order to give your children a well rounded learning experience. Lapbooking is a great way to incorporate fun that aids in information retention.
What is a lapbook?
In a nutshell, a lapbook is a hands-on learning tool that enables each child to recount what they’ve learned about a particular subject in a creative style with written narration as they go. Each fact is noted on a creative paper cut-out that will be affixed to a specially assembled file folder. When finished, the student has a permanent record of their work.
Lapbooks come in every subject imaginable: Bible, History, Science, Literature, Math…you name it! They also come in a variety of ages/grades from pre-school up to high school. There area also several good lapbooking companies out there. I can personally recommend In the Hands of a Child, A Journey through Learning and Knowledge Box Central.
A Lapbook guide contains specific information on the subject studied plus unique cut-outs that are to be folded and written on. Don’t worry, instructions are included and are easy enough to understand – even for the most artistically challenged!
You’ll never regret adding this activity to your homeschool. It is one of our favorite ways to learn!
Curious to try this method of learning for your homeschool? From now until July 13, you can enter to win a downloadable lapbook!