Saturday, May 14, 2011

Do You Lapbook?

Lapbooking has become quite popular among homeschoolers in recent years. Emily has completed several lapbooks this year and we’ve found that they make a fun hands-on way to reinforce what she’s learning. In case you are not familiar with lapbooks, they consist of a collection of creatively shaped mini-books, each with a brief topic or set of facts. The typical way to display the mini-books for a lapbook is to use 1-3 file folders taped or stapled together. Lately, Emily has preferred to put the mini-books in a spiral notebook. We’ve found that a bit simpler as well as easier to store. Either way, the choices until now have been home-made solutions.

Pear Educational Products has recently brought out a line of supplies for lapbooking that make the results both more “professional” looking as well as a bit easier for mom and student.

The products include:

Fold up project bases (5 for $7.95-$9.95)

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Project Base Adhesive Strips (10 for $3.75)

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Blank project books come in sizes 6x8”, 9x11.5”, and 12x12” ($3.25-$6.95)

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We received a sampling of these items to try out. The project base is just a little smaller than a file folder, so it is a much easier size to store. Emily loved it—I’ve never seen her put so much effort into decorating a lapbook cover.

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We adhered one of the Project Base Adhesive strips to the folder—Presto! Ready to put in a 3 ring binder! This is really a great way to organize lapbooks! I love love love these!

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We look forward to trying out one of the project books next. I really  love the pockets that can store minibooks until they are mounted in the book.

These great lapbooking supplies can be purchased directly from Pear Educational Products or from Hands of a Child.

I received a sampling of Pear Educational Products free in exchange for my honest review.

2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for the review, Debbie. I agree - Emily did an awesome job on the cover!

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  2. We love Pear Educational Products and have used a few things from them - yay! Great lapbook!

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