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January 06, 2008

Make your own ABC Book


Ready for something new? Get out your digital camera and create a customized ABC book for your family. You could make a true ABC book starting with a photo of an Apple and ending with a close-up of your child's Zipper.

Smaller sized project ideas include;

  • morning routine - take pictures of toothbrush, hairbrush, potty, cereal bowl. Underwear, socks, pants & shirt.

  • What do I wear? - take pictures of mittens, warm hat, snow pants, boots.

  • Who do I love? - take pictures of siblings, pets, parents, grandparents, friends.

  • Yummy foods - take pictures of favourite dishes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks

  • What are my chores? - take pictures of child making his/her bed, putting water in pet's bowl, child doing homework, child reading a book.

Then print the pictures on your home computer or at your photo shop. You can laminate pictures at a business shop for a more lasting book. Bind with spiral binding or rings.

This is a good learning tool for pre-readers. Also, it's a good tool to introduce French vocabulary by creating a bilingual or French version.

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1 Comments:

At March 18, 2008 at 12:29 PM , Blogger Nicole said...

This is a great idea! Sometimes you just can't find the right book for your little learner, so why not create your own?

A couple years ago I created a book and gave it to my two children at Thanksgiving. It thanked the kids for doing certain things that are important to Mama (and in its own way reinforced in their minds the 'rules,' but in a nice way! he he!) Using the kids' photos and a digital printing service's photo book, the book turned out really nice. They were both very proud to show it to their teachers.

I would like to create another book for them, but this time have the children help along the way. I am sure if the kids help create the book, they will be even happier to read it.

Great idea!

Nicole

 

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