What is a lapbook? Good question! Before I was a homeschooling mom, I’d never heard of a lapbook. So, I suspect many of you don’t know what they are, either. That’s fine!
Lapbooks are essentially folders used as a scrapbooks about a particular topic. Kids and their parents pick topics they want to know more details about, gather up pictures, notes, and other tidbits about the topics and put them all together in a cleverly assembled fold-out scrapbook. This is a fun way for many children to get to know details about a specific topic. I’ve seen kids create their own lapbooks on a wide variety of topics, as well as enjoy prestarted subject focused kits. If your child(ren) enjoy lapbooks, be sure to check the Wright on Time ones out.
The Wright on Time: Arizona lap book takes the educational parts of the chapter book and brings them into more focus. The fictional Wright family learns many things about Arizona in the chapter book, and the accompanying lap book brings all of those details together in a really fun way.
To fully use the lapbook, you’ll need to purchase Wright on Time: Arizona, Book 1 and the lapbook. The lapbook can be purchased digitally with an immediate download, on CD (mailed to you), on paper (mailed to you), or even on paper with the lap book started. Nancy and Paula from A Journey Through Learning offer many options!
The Wright on Time: Utah lapbook explores the themes in the Utah book, including dinosaurs and hieroglyphs.
Be sure to check out all the cool lap book ideas on A Journey Through Learning’s website. Their lapbooks can be found at many homeschooling conferences as well. While you are there, be sure to check out Susan Marlow’s Circle C Adventures–more fun books for kids!