I just discovered these teaching gems when I homeschooled Cedric in Kindergarten two years ago. I kept reading online about a method of learning through the use of lapbooks. After stumbling around through search engines and education sites for awhile, I figured it out and now we lapbook all the time
Basically, lapbooks are usually books comprised of several mini-booklets and mini-worksheets that are glued into file folders. I love lapbooking for three main reasons.
- My kids like the little booklets that allow for learning in tidbits - and they're fun to make!
- Everything is organized in one location when it's all done.
- They make a great memento/keepsake of what was taught/learned. It's a great record to be able to show people what your child is learning.
You can browse through their master list of topics here. They also have subjects separated by age/level, by theme, by subject...