I haven’t mentioned it much but my family loves -LOVES- Lord of the Rings. My husband read the books in highschool, I’ve basically got the movies memorized, and LittleMan thinks the LOTR LEGO games are the greatest thing since sliced bread.
Last year I put together this pretty sweet Lord of the Rings small world play in our dry bathtub, it was a pretty big hit with LittleMan. Just some LEGO figures, silk leaves, smooth stones, washable paint, and a bit of dry moss to pull it off.
Now that he’s getting older, LittleMan is starting to do copy work. That is we give him excerpts of well-written text to copy, which reinforces proper penmanship and encourages an eloquent vocabulary. Some of the authors he has done copy work for include Roald Dahl, C.S. Lewis, Lewis Carroll, and of course J.R.R. Tolkien.
You can download a set of 6 J.R.R. Tolkien copy work cards free at the following link:
Tolkien Copy Work Cards
This post has been part of The ABCs of Raising Well-Rounded Geeklings series.