Our first attempt at a Build-As-You-Go Story Board was a roaring success. Make sure to click the link for a full set of directions. We chose to document our zoo trip this way, so the first thing I did was I used Pictoselector to create a A Trip to the Zoo 9-page mini book.
Next I gathered a blank PEC board and the Zoo Animal PECs that correspond with the pages of the book, the zoo, peacock, monkey, tiger, snake, and turtle.
I laid out the PECs in front of Noah where he could pick and choose as we progressed through the book. I mixed up the order and wasn’t sure if that would make it too difficult for him, but he breezed through it like a pro.
Bella was begging to do this when Noah was done, so I let her have a turn too. When she got to the end, she was able to tell the story right back to me using the PECs. It was definitely a classical homeschooling moment – narration at the age of 3. Gotta love it!