When I was in grade school, there was a period of time that I enjoyed more than any other. This was the time in which once a week we had “Show and Tell,” time in which students would bring interesting things that they had around the house so that other students could also experience what was important to the child. This could be a pet, a favorite toy or a book that your child would be willing to tell a story about to other students. I enjoyed doing this each week and I would always make books to read to the other students because they seemed to enjoy it. Well, being that we are on a budget I have been helpful my nephew with his show and tell projects and he enjoys creating things so I suggested that he make these books as I did and he has found that his class enjoys them. Best of all, they are very inexpensive and easy to make which does not hurt our budget. If you would like to make one of these books which your child I can explain it to you with just a few steps:
1) Get some construction paper
This is the best paper for the project because it can be moved amount without being town and it is thick enough for your child to make use of. You can fold the paper into four pieces and then cut them with scissors so that they are roughly the same.
2) Let your child draw
The most important thing about this project is to allow your child to tell a story. You should do this by telling them that they can make a book about anything that they would like. Ask them to place the pictures on the paper pieces and then put them into the order which would best tell the story they want. Make sure they add words to each page so that they will have a story to tell when they are presenting the story.
Ask your child if there is anything he would like to add to the book, if he would like to make changes then allow him to do so. You should also look over the book to correct misspelled words and remove pictures, which are not suitable for his class to see. When he is done you should ask him to put everything into order and present it to you so that the pages are in order, which makes it easier for him to read to the class.
3) Put it together
At this point you should staple the book together using a manual stapler because they tend to hold thick papers together well. Then present it to your child so he can bring it to school. It is a good idea to have them read it to you before brining it to school so that they are not nervous when reading the story to the class. Also, from my experience with my nephew I can tell you that some children have a different story in mind then we may think. Having the child read the story insures that the story will be age appropriate for his class and keep you safe.