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)
Project Base Adhesive Strips (10 for $3.75)
Blank project books come in sizes 6x8”, 9x11.5”, and 12x12” ($3.25-$6.95)
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.
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!
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.
I received a sampling of Pear Educational Products free in exchange for my honest review.