Don’t tell the kids how much they learn when they read a pop-up book. The story jumps off the pages!
When I read The Dragon & the Knight (Robert Sabuda), I include a fun and challenging “Hansel and Gretel Trap the Witch” STEAM activity (from Meredith Anderson). This engaging experience is a great way to introduce my kids to collaborating — by listening to the ideas of others, compromising, and working together.
Collaborative spoiler alert: to trap the witch, you’ve got to work together!
Check out Scholastic’s article detailing the benefits of pop-up books:
- They’re interactive.
- They help build vocabulary.
- They teach the value of visualization.
- Extra Bonus: They show how to create pop-up paper projects.