Nadene of Practical Pages uses paper dolls to help her daughters learn about history. "My girls first created their own paper dolls. I later added paper men and dolls from all historical eras. They love coloring them and playing with them. PaperToys has some wonderful free 3D paper models. These are fabulous for "busy hands." I just look for something relevant to the theme we're reading. Later, we photograph the model, then squish it flat and paste it in our notebooks."
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