Monday, March 14, 2011
Guest Crafter: FREE Lap Book For Home Schoolers
A fantastic resources, adaptable to suit all age ranges from pre
schoolers to high school !
Take your folders and fold them ready to form the lapbook that will hold
the mini books. For lap book virgins who need help visualizing the
finished result, please see the fabulous examples on (unfortunately)
other more mundane, unimaginative and less family friendly topics here
Mini book one
Envelope book, inside the envelope place a small Ziploc bag with a piece
of the placenta. On the cover of the book the child should write (or
draw) an age appropriate description of what a placenta is. The emphasis
should be on it's primary function as a centerpiece for postpartum
rituals and other ceremonial uses.
Mini book 2
The Bliss !
Zigzag book, as the book pulls out each page should exhibit the maternal
face in its many forms as it shows that there is no bliss without pain !
This is also a cool photography project if you are currently pre Home
Birth Bliss. Get you hands on a (waterproof !!) camera with easy to use
buttons. Toddlers may need you to role play the birth so they can work
out how to use the camera and the trickier aspects of "in focus" close ups.
Mini book 3
Flap book to show the history of the midwife. Full details of how they
face persucution head on having heroinoically returned to the front
line, embattled and bloodied, but committed to continue saving women
from the knife wielding doctors who birth rape ! You could even have a
separate book for notable midwives of the modern age and a timeline of
their martyrdom by arrest.
Mini book 4
Medicine in birth
Small card book with a quick mention that birth is natural, not an
illness, and there are only variations of normal, so no medicine, other
than a few herbs, are ever really needed.
Mini book 5
Waiting for Bliss !
Tabbed book, one for each of the 23-60 pages (depending on which
variation of normal pregnancy is for YOUR baby) should be used to give
an idea of what is happening to the mother in each week of pregnancy.
Since there is SO much information which cannot all be fitted in, it is
best to focus on the more important aspects and create a weekly record
of mommy's feelings, hopes, dreams and fears about an unnecessarian
being forced upon her in the case of an unnecessary transfer for an
Mini book 6
Large fold out book, a photo documentation of mommy's birth, one mini
book for each day of labour. If it goes on for more than 7 days you
might want to think about 2\3 days per mini book as a space saving
exercise. For additional spelling practice leave room on each page,
under the photo, to write hard to spell vocabulary like "crowning" and
I hope this gives you a place to start with homeschooling home birth as
a family ( =
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