Bookmaking

Children follow their interests as they create books of their very own!
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Bookmaking has endless possibilities! Younger children use it as a way to piece together all of their doodles while older children begin creating books about their favorite topic. Through this activity, the child is fine tuning their hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills while exercising their creativity. Creating books also reinforces all aspects of reading and writing. Children more quickly begin to recall sight words and uncover phonograms becoming overall more confident readers. Bookmaking sessions may be based on a topic or can be guided by the child. The best part of bookmaking is seeing the excitement and look of pride as a child shares his book with family and friends!

Materials

• Paper selection
• Writing tools: pencils, colored pencils, markers, etc.
• Stapler
• Washi Tape
• Books/photos for topic-based books
• Small dry erase board with marker

Disclaimer

As parents, it's important to make sure that activities are age appropriate and that allergies or medical conditions are communicated as you see fit.

Sometimes, a materials or other additional fee is charged. We do this to bring you the best possible activities. It's the Kid Expert's job to confirm any such fee in advance.

Sample Activities and Instructions

The teacher begins by reading a story to the child. After a short discussion, they decided on a topic for their book or the teacher presents the child with a topic-based book idea.
The child quickly gets to work writing and illustrating their very own book.
The teacher and child pause to brainstorm words and ideas he would like to include in his book. This gives the teacher an opportunity to introduce level appropriate sight words, phonograms, etc. using the white board.
Bookmaking continues until the child feels the book is complete.
Now, it’s time to read and share your book! You’ve worked hard!