While we were out Christmas shopping in December, I found a Goodnight Moon Puzzle in a puzzle store. Caroline was very into Goodnight Moon this fall and she loves puzzles so I thought it would be a good purchase for her. I was concerned it might be a little hard since it was 36 pieces, but my philosophy is that if it is too hard you just put it away and bring it out again in a few weeks or months.
When we got home Caroline and I got on the floor to do the puzzle. I talked her through different strategies of what to look for and how to determine which pieces go where. We got out her large board book and opened it up to the page that matched the puzzle. She did very well in putting it together with a moderate amount of help from me. For the next couple of days she did it a several times a day and in four or five days she was doing it on her own without looking at the picture.
Today we (David and I) made a Goodnight Moon lapbook that I found online. I discovered lapbooks about a year ago and I was completely smitten! I think they are a wonderful concept and look forward to utilizing this learning tool a lot in the years ahead.
We scanned the cover of her book and made a copy for the cover of the lapbook.
Everything here (well, almost everything) I downloaded via One Little, Two Little. She also had a link to this page at HomeschoolShare that had other printables that I did not use. Some of the ones there would be more suitable to children a little older than Caroline.
The one thing that was not in the downloads was the top pocket of the three on the right side of the green page. For some reason it just wasn’t there. David made one very similar to the other ones. If anyone decides to make one of these, feel free to email me and I can send you a PDF of that pocket. This one took us a bit of time, but I also expect we would speed up once we get used to how all the little books typically go together.
Caroline liked the lapbook. Obviously it is something new so she’s learning how to interact with it. But we had fun with all of the sections this evening and I look forward to making lots more of these for and with her in the years ahead.