Susan Gaylord has a website called Making Books with Children. It's a cool site and I've been receiving her newsletters for some time. Yesterday, she sent a newsletter that had links to some You Tube videos she has made. Unable to resist, I began watching them. Ethan happened to be watching too and was excited. He hurriedly said, "I can make a book mom", after which he stapled three pieces of paper together and called it good. So I set out to make her Accordion Book. How easy! And what a great way to reuse paper and make the kids feel proud of themselves. After we had assembled the books, the kids decorated them with drawings, pictures, macaroni, and glitter. I have to say, I was proud of them and they had a lot of fun. Evan kept on saying, "Thanks for doing this with us mom!" Who knew I'd get such kudos from something so simple!
Summer Fun Club Week Two
10 months ago