Recently my daughter has been asking to do school which has me thrilled beyond belief. My problem is that she is not yet 3 and I firmly believe structured school time for her is better late than early. I am familiar with lapbooks and having done a few with my boys decided to pull their old ones out for her to look at. She was hooked and began asking for her own books.
I found some free ones online and while they were ok I really wanted one that could become her Pre-K book. I looked for something that had colors, numbers, letters, shapes, basically one we could do a bit at a time and it would last us a long time. I was having trouble so I asked my trusty fellow homeschool moms and was directed to a new-to-me-resource, A Journey Through Learning Lapbooks.
early learning ones. Their website also has some great resources, including freebies, not just lapbooks but unit studies, copywork, notebooking pages, and products to make lapbooking/notebooking a breeze. They have a Digital lapbook product called DigiFolios which looks very exciting as a new way to do lapbooking on the computer, kind of like digital scrapbooking.
Letters, Numbers, and Shapes was exactly what I had been looking for. A 3 folder lapbook, this is a super full lapbook. It is a 51 page PDF file and I just could not believe how beautiful and full it was when I received it. It also is available on CD, Printed, and preassembled.
My daughter was so excited to do her schoolwork! I had precut everything for our first folder and then we got to work. The directions were very easy to follow and with the accompanying placement guide pictures my daughter could put it together almost on her own. The 3 folder lapbooks are meant for a month long study but we will be taking our time with this one and stretching it out over 3-4 months.
I am so glad to have found a product that my daughter is excited to use and really holds her interest for more than a few seconds at a time. She is very strong willed and when she decides to do a project it isn’t always the one I am wanting to work on. A Journey Through Learning has solved that problem because there is so much in this lapbook that she has plenty to pick from.
A Journey Through Learning
420 Braemar Rd.
Shreveport, LA 71106
So just who are the creators of these awesome tools?
Founder and co-owner of A Journey Through Learning.
I am married to a wonderful Christian man named Rusty who is a Cardiologist. We have 4 children-Lindsey, Lauren, Candace and Cameron, a Cavalier King Charles named Charlie, and a turtle.
Our children have always been homeschooled. Our oldest daughter, Lindsey, is currently a pre-med student. Lauren is in the 9th grade. Our only boy, Cameron(age 10), was adopted from Guatemala. He is the cutie pictured on our home page. Our daughter, Candace,was adopted from China. Unbeknownst to us at the time of her adoption, Candace had Batten Disease. On July 18, 2009, only six years after her adoption, we lost our sweet angel to this terrible illness. She was only 13 years old. We miss her so much.
Founder and co-owner of A Journey Through Learning
Twenty-five years ago, I married to my high school sweetheart, Greg, whom I met when we had a class together in 11th grade. Greg is a supervisor over the Sex Offenders Department for the Sheriff's Office. We have 2 children, Alex and Audra, and an Australian Shepherd named Jedda.
Our family has been homeschooling since our children have been born. I taught public school for 4 years back in the late 80's and early 90's. When I had my first child, I knew that "at home" with my son was where I always wanted to be! While my son was still a baby, Greg and I decided that we would homeschool our son and any other children born to us in the future. That was 19 years ago! Our son graduated in 2010, having never set foot in a government school. He is currently in college, majoring in Computer Networking. Audra is in 9th grade.
It is our hope and prayer that our curriculum will be a blessing to your family and that it provides your children with many hours of smiles, laughter, fun..... and knowledge.
We are growing! Our newest team members are:
Betty Eisenhour- Technical Advisor & Promotions Director ~ Visit Betty's award-winning blog at http://peacecreekontheprairie.com/
Sheila Corbin-Lapbook Assembly
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Disclaimer: I was provided a free PDF copy of the above product in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was received.