Lap Books work for reluctant writers

Updated: Apr 27, 2020

It’s always difficult to get you great ideas down on paper when you find it so hard to write. A lot of our children are reluctant writers for one reason or another.

It could be that after spending years being told their doing it wrong, it has knocked all their confidence out of them.

It could be that they have physical problems that prevent them from making the marks they need on paper.

It might even be that they think they have nothing worth writing about or that they cannot concentrate long enough to complete a long a boring sentence. Or maybe a mixture of all of these things.

We use folders from Amazon. They are really good value and easy to use.

Check out Tiny's video to show you how to make a lapbook.

Whatever it is - they need to know that to convey information that others will want to read - does not always mean writing line after line until they get to the bottom of the page.

That’s where a lap-book can help.

With a lap-book information is convey in short bits and it can be displayed in many different ways —- but when it’s finished it is a wonderful store of information.

We use lap-books all the time. And the beauty of them is, once your child starts to get bored with a topic, move on. Keep the lap-book in a safe place and return to it at a later date.

And the good thing about lap books - a lot of the work you put in them can be printed.

We do a mixture of printed work and some written work.

Slowly, I will encourage Tiny to do more written work in the lap-books - but for the moment he is happy to put the information in and read them over and over again.

There are plenty of You Tube videos on how to make lap-books.. Why not give one a try.

You will be surprised at just how much your children like to make their own.

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