However, I recently (re)discovered Tot Books, and since Naomi is constantly asking for 'school work' I thought these might keep her occupied enough until I can be a bit more 'formal' with her. Carisa over at 1+1+1=1 has graciously made lots of her work available for FREE! This Handy Manny one was found here on her site.
I printed off the sheets and cut them into sections for Naomi to colour. Then, because I thought it was a clever idea, I laminated them all for keepsake durability before making up the book. The only problem with this was that the lamination made everything a bit too thick for staples, and as I didn't have any rings, I had to get a little creative. I ended up simply taping each page to the one before to create a flip style book.
Here are some photos for you:
Working happily alongside her sister at 'school'
I printed a couple of colouring pages from here for the cover
Top left hand corner - shapes pocket
Bottom left hand corner - Name accordian book
Middle flap - colour book. Naomi coloured each tool box the correct colour.
Right hand flap - "The Tools" book - Naomi coloured each page while learning what tool each character is.
The Tot Book is made up in a foolscap manilla folder, cut in half. I used the other half of the folder to create a pocket on the back for any related worksheets (Carisa recommends this). Not only is it good for storing the worksheets, it also makes the whole Tot Book a bit sturdier.
Worksheets printed from here and here. See the maze worksheet? I thought this might be a bit tricky for her, but she surprised me!
Naomi thoroughly enjoyed this book, even though portions of it were too easy for her. I'm glad because it is a great way to keep her happy with 'school work'. The only problem is, if she had her way, she'd likely make two or three of these each week! ;)
Only by His grace,