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Thanks everyone! Glad I'm not that only one who is annoyed/confused about this terminology.

 

However, I just googled, and Jimmie Lanley says, "The finished product is called a lapbook because it's large and covers your lap."

Well that's about as dumb as I feared it could be. A lot of books cover your lap (especially when you're a child!), but whatever....

 

I searched and couldn't find anything but does anyone know how lapbooking became a "thing" for a lot of home schoolers? Is this in a big homeschooling book somewhere? :unsure:

 

Maybe this is a part of my crafty-deficiencies but note-booking makes sense to me. Lap-booking doesn't, it just seems like busy work with an extra side order of tedium. I just don't "get" lap-booking like...at all.

 

 

 

 

 

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Maybe this is a part of my crafty-deficiencies but note-booking makes sense to me. Lap-booking doesn't, it just seems like busy work with an extra side order of tedium. I just don't "get" lap-booking like...at all.

 

It's so funny to me -- my youngest is SUPER crafty. Left to her own devices, a ream of paper and a six-pack of tape, she'll have the best time of her life and create beyond my wildest imaginations.

 

BUT (and I've tried this experiment more times than is logical -- what's that old definition of insanity?) every single time I try to get her to cut on the lines a lapbook cutout, or paste together a lapbook craft, she digs both heels in and RESISTS...

 

Lesson learned: Cutting and pasting = free-time activities

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Thanks everyone! Glad I'm not that only one who is annoyed/confused about this terminology.

 

Well that's about as dumb as I feared it could be. A lot of books cover your lap (especially when you're a child!), but whatever....

 

I searched and couldn't find anything but does anyone know how lapbooking became a "thing" for a lot of home schoolers? Is this in a big homeschooling book somewhere? :unsure:

 

Maybe this is a part of my crafty-deficiencies but note-booking makes sense to me. Lap-booking doesn't, it just seems like busy work with an extra side order of tedium. I just don't "get" lap-booking like...at all.

I have wondered the same thing and and just don't get lapbooking. And I grew up homeschooling - before lapbooks were a thing. They do not appeal at all...

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I tried it once when my dd was in sixth grade. I thought she would think it was fun and that it would help her retain the information. It was for American History. She did not like it at all. I ended up printing all these pages out on colored paper, organizing, cutting, etc. to make it quicker/less painful for her to do, but it was a waste of time for both of us. 

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The Boys have kept note-books (not the fancy kind) since that's about all I could conceive to have them do when they were younger, but Their BM school does some special program with notebooks/study skills which I'm actually a big fan of and it's helped my scattered brain kids be more organized. I know that they also are building notebooks (the fancy kind) for certain subjects in school which they seem to like well enough.

 

Where does one buy pre-made templates for lapbooking?

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When I first started homeschooling, I thought lapbooks looked so fun, but my son had no interest in doing them. I tried them later with my daughter and she does like them as an occasional way to do some crafty learning. I think they work for some kids who like cutting, pasting, writing, and drawing when learning facts. 

 

I have no idea why they are called lapbooks. They should be called "folder books".

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The Boys have kept note-books (not the fancy kind) since that's about all I could conceive to have them do when they were younger, but Their BM school does some special program with notebooks/study skills which I'm actually a big fan of and it's helped my scattered brain kids be more organized. I know that they also are building notebooks (the fancy kind) for certain subjects in school which they seem to like well enough.

 

Where does one buy pre-made templates for lapbooking?

I have got them online - mostly from those build your bundle type sales

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No clue. But I was wondering how you and your boys were doing. I hadn’t “seen†you around in a long time.

We're doing great, thanks for wondering. The Boys attend a BM school currently but the plan is to bring them home permanently at the end of the school year and then they're education is going to be 100% home based for 6th-12th grade so we're excited to have our autonomy and full range of motion coming back.

 

I have got them online - mostly from those build your bundle type sales

Thanks, I'll keep that in mind.

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