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Here is a special way to help your child remember the fun of their Kindergarten or First Grade school year. Try making a Memory Book together. By asking a few simple questions, you can help your child create a published book to keep for years to come. This book can be hand-printed by an ad...

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Publish a Memory Book with Your Child

Posted by: Connie McCarthy on Jun 03, 2011 in Parent Involvement, Kids Writing, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Connie McCarthy


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Here is a special way to help your child remember the fun of their Kindergarten or First Grade school year. Try making a "Memory Book" together. By asking a few simple questions, you can help your child create a "published" book to keep for years to come.

This book can be hand-printed by an adult, or typed on a computer. Your child will be the author and illustrator.

Here’s what to do:

  • Use standard 8 1/2 x 11 inch white copy paper
  • Start with a title page in larger print, for example "Kindergarten 2010/2011 by Megan Kelly"
  • Start to create content with a question like, "What was your teacher’s name?" Write or type their answer at the bottom of the page, and let your child draw and color a picture of their teacher above the text.
  • Ask a question for each new page. Here are some examples:
    • "What was your favorite subject?"
    • "Who was your best friend this year?"
    • "What did you like best about your classroom?"
    • "What was your favorite book?"
    • "What did you like best in math?"
    • "What was your favorite lunch?"
    • "What was your favorite computer or math game?"
    • "What do you know now that you didn’t know before?"

Be creative with your own questions

Let your child illustrate a page or two a day. This book can be stapled together, punched with holes and tied with ribbon, or kept in a plastic folder. Your child will have a wonderful keepsake...and you will learn a lot about your child’s school year!

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