Hello everyone! I wanted to share with you one of my very favorite methods of teaching my children…. through lapbooks! Lapbooking is a fun way to cover any subject from a literature unit on a book (like Charlotte’s Web, etc.), math (like Multiplication Pizza Party), social studies/history (anything from Ancient Egypt to learning about geography of a state or even country) or even grammar (we are doing one on a grammar detective)! Our 1st lapbook was actually on Guinea Pigs. The kids wanted to get a guinea pig and I decided to have them learn all they could about them before bringing one home! I also wanted to mention some of my observations in regards to lapbooking. I found that the kids are always VERY proud of their final product and they gladly “show” it to everyone! When they “show” it around, they are restating everything they learned throughout the process. Ever since the very first time that I witnessed them doing this, I KNEW this was an excellent hands-on approach to teaching just about anything!


Before I start rambling, I want to share with you one of my favorite sites for lapbooking, Hands of a Child.  www.HandsOfAChild.com  They are having a HUGE SALE for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. The following is the information regarding their huge sale! If you aren’t sure if they are for you or not, this is a great time to try one out for less money! They have a sample for each Lapbook that you can look at and pictures of completed Lapbooks so that you can see an example of the finished project. Many times there are several different little mini-books used within a folder or binder, somewhat similar to notebooking; but, in my opinion so much better! If you have any questions on lapbooking, feel free to email or call me OR even contact Hands of a Child as they have wonderful customer service! If you wonder how much I love Hands of a Child, I thought I’d let you know that I’m a Lifetime Super Member! The information on the sale is as follows:


Our 5th Annual Black Friday Sale is Almost Here!  Are YOU Ready?!?!

As always we will be offering a HUGE Black Friday Discount on Hands of a Child Products*

This year we will also be doing an additional discount on all products we offer during Cyber Monday*

and NEW This Year

Small Business Saturday

Support In the Hands of a Child on Small Business Saturday; Saturday, November 26th is the 2nd annual Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday is a day that is dedicated to supporting small businesses. Please take time out of the busiest shopping weekend of the year to support small businesses!When you shop SMALL businesses, your money makes a HUGE impact!

Like many businesses in the United States, In the Hands of a Child is a small company. We began In the Hands of a Child in 2002 when Kimm and Niki, two homeschooling moms, found themselves constantly searching for the right graphics and information for their children to complete hands-on activities and unit studies. The two quietly “set up shop” on the web and became the first company to sell ready to assemble lapbook kits.

Three years later, Katie, a stay at home mom of three, joined In the Hands of a Child as an author/researcher and partner in the growing business. Nine years later, we are still small, but thriving. The three of us share equal responsibilities, each bringing unique qualities and talents to our small business, with one goal in mind- to provide quality unit study, lapbooking, and notebooking materials to all educators. Together, we have published over 400 packs and continue to release new ones on a regular basis!

Please join us in celebrating our success and endurance as a small business. On Saturday, November 26th we are offering 1-year Super Memberships for $50.00 (retail $75.00). Purchase a Super Membership on Small Business Saturday and not only do you save $25.00, but you make a HUGE impact on our business. Most importantly, a Super Membership at In the Hands of a Child will put laughter and learning into the hands of YOUR child all year long!

But WAIT are you already a Super Member?

Super Members can start saving TODAY, no need to wait until Black Friday to begin saving BIG!

Use the coupon code SuperThanks to get 45% off all Hands of a Child Products*

Use the coupon code SuperFun to save 30% on all non Hands of a Child Products**

Use the coupon code SuperMember to save $25 on your 1 year Super Member renewal

* Excludes Custom Designed Project Packs, already discounted products and Super Memberships
** Quantities are limited, backorders will not be excepted