What is a Lapbook?

No matter what you call them lapbooks, lap books, accordion books, centers, file folder games, flapbooks, flipbooks, notebooks, pocket folders, pop-ups, portfolders, portfolios, printables, presentations, shapebooks, scrapbooks, shutterbooks, take it to your seat centers, project packs, unit studies or any other terminology, Lapbooks are FUN! So what is this thing with so many names??

 

What is a Lapbook?

  • A 3-D presentation of what the child learned during her study
  • A collection of mini books and graphic organizers pulled together into a series of file folders
  • A hands-on approach to learning, replacing worksheets or other monotonous learning tools
  • A scrapbook
  • A unit study
  • A portfolio

 

Children of all ages benefit from learning through lap books

 

Who benefits from Lapbooks?

  • Preschoolers
  • All ages and grades of students Kindergarten-High school
  • Special Needs Students
  • Homeschools
  • Classrooms
  • Co-ops
  • Scouts, 4-H, and other organized groups
  • Sunday schools and Youth groups
  • Senior Citizens

 

Learning Styles

  • Visual (spatial). You prefer using pictures, images, and spatial understanding.
  • Aural (auditory-musical).You prefer using sound and music.
  • Verbal (linguistic).You prefer using words, both in speech and writing.
  • Physical (kinesthetic).You prefer using your body, hands and sense of touch.

 

Benefits

  • All ages and learning styles can be taught together
  • When using Lapbook Project Packs, all teacher prep is done for you
  • Easy to store
  • Instant review tool
  • Portfolios
  • Improve retention and reinforce study
  • Motivate reluctant students
  • Empower students to be responsible for their own learning