Reading in the third dimension.

Sssshhhh!

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.