Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Kids Wednesday: Pretend Library

My son has made a ton of books which he loves to set up and make them into a library.  Obviously we spend too much time at the library because he then decided that he needed to make the scanner on the back of the books so that people could check them out.  If you want to make your own library at home with homemade books or ones that you own.  Try this to make a library check out system and a pretend scanner to check them all out.  It is great to have a little library fun at home sometimes and this is the perfect way to do it!

I started by cutting out all of the items that were printed on the color printer.  It took a little bit of time to get in all the nooks and crannies but I think that it looked pretty good.  I took the finished product and glued them on card stock from extra folders that I had.  I cut those out which took a little bit more work and time but I think is well worth it for a toy that is going to last.  My husband laminated them to make them even more durable. Isn't this book scanner cool?

There are cards that he can write on with the dry erase markers and use over and over.

He decided to do just that and make his own library card.  We also took this opportunity to go to the library and get his own library card there.  He filled out part of the form and I filled out the other part to make sure it would fit in the small places but he was super excited to sign his name on the back of the card.

My son saw them while I was gluing and sticking and couldn't wait to use them on his own library.  He likes to make books and uses them for his library with scanners drawn on the back of all of them.  This toy not only brought out his love of the library at home but lets him grow his own creations with some new books that he is ready to make.  I hope that you print out these great resources and see if your kids enjoy them as much as mine did!!!

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