My children love to read books.
They love to use their imaginations and make-believe.
One of their greatest joys is playing with 3D pop-out books.
Angelina Ballerina’s Pop-up Dancing School is a wonderful book that opens into a house with a ballet studio and theatre. The characters press out and there is a pocket in front of the book to store them in. The ribbon holds the book closed or ties the book open to form the 4 room house. There are several little characters so 3 or so children can play together. They make up their own stories or embellish the story in the book.
Here are some of our treasured
3 dimensional books:
Most these books were bought as birthday gifts.
Our 3D collection reflects choices made for girls, but there are thousands of books available for all ages, interests and gender.
Very young children love to lift flaps and open doors. They can’t wait to see the hidden image. Even if they have read the book a thousand times, they still are thrilled to confirm their memory of the picture when they look under a flap and find it there.
3 Dimensions are a fantastic way to let the story literally leap from the page! 3D dramas, scenes of wars, castles and fighting dinosaurs come to life!
They are creative works of art.
They open up a fascinating and delightful world and stimulate a child’s imagination.
While these books are fun, they may not rate as “Living Books” as Charlotte Mason suggests.
My children still treasure classic literature books over these 3D books. As they get older they request a great book for each birthday.
But while they are young, I enjoy watching them play with their pop-up books.
- An amazing pop-up book Popville illustrates “The growth of a town from a single farmhouse to a thriving city in a series of stylized scenes that build, one upon the next, through a window cut out of the center of the page, so that each development literally overlays the ones beneath“. (Photos and description here.)
- Researchers find pop-up books fail as a learning tool, “May have their place as entertainment,” their “bells and whistles” approach appears to be counterproductive to learning. “When attempting to convey information to young children,” they add, “less is more.” (Read the article here.)
- Home Education: The Charlotte Mason Method (brighthub.com)
- How has the iPad created pop-up books? Watch this amazing video Grimm’s Rumpelstiltskin brings the pop-up book experience to your iPad (thenextweb.com)