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Scrapbooking For Children: 8 Reasons Why You Should Be Scrapbooking With Your Kids

Jul 11, 2008
You already know all the reasons why scrapbooking is your favorite hobby and the benefits it brings to your family. So why not share that hobby with your children as well? Scrapbooking for children can be just as fun and meaningful as it is for adults. There are many reasons to start scrapbooking with your kids. Here are just a few reasons you should start enjoying scrapbooking with your kids today.

1. The primary reason most people scrapbook is to preserve their family memories and photographs. Scrapbooking for children is a perfect time to reminisce about favorite family memories. While you create page layouts, you can relive your vacation to Disney World or the last time grandparents came to visit.

2. Scrapbooking family photographs opens up discussion about family history. It's a time to talk about your ancestors and how they lived. So much subtle education can come from those discussions. It's a great opportunity to talk about family and friends that live far away as well.

3. Scrapbooking for kids can be a creative outlet the same as it is for you. Providing your children with the materials and letting them enjoy the creative process helps foster their imagination and artistic expression. Scrapbooking for children should not be about the final product or page layout. It should always be about experiencing the process, interacting with the materials and fostering their creativity.

4. Scrapbooking for children is a chance for quality family time. Whether you are scrapbooking with a child one on one or with a few children, you have the opportunity to really listen to them. Have them talk about the pages they are designing, and ask them what they remember about the photographs in the page layout. You may even be surprised at some of their answers.

5. Scrapbooking page layouts can also be educational. Through scrapbooking, you can teach older children about color theory, design principles and even basic photography techniques.

6. As your children are creating scrapbooking pages, they are expressing and documenting their thoughts and feelings in their own words. They also are preserving their handwriting as they journal on their pages. Scrapbooking pages created by your children reflect their unique perspective and memories of family events.

7. Spending time with your children and scrapbooking is a chance to express family values. Just looking through your photographs tells a lot about what your family values are. Take the time to discuss them with your children. Family time, friendships, and holiday celebrations all say something about what we value most in our lives.

8. While you share scrapbooking time with your kids, you may just be training the next photographer or historian in your family. One of your children may catch the scrapbooking bug just like you have.

Scrapbooking for kids provides endless opportunities to spend time with your children and have fun together as a family. It can be educational as well as a creative outlet for both of you. Round up your children and gather some photographs and scrapbooking supplies. Enjoy scrapbooking with your kids today.
About the Author
Christine Perry is an avid scrapbooker and has over 10 years of scrapbooking experience. Her favorite scrapbooking subjects are her reluctant teenagers. She invites you to her website, http://www.intoscrapbooking.com for more scrapbooking ideas and information on 2 Peas in a Bucket scrapbooking .
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