Curator’s Corner: Follow the Line Books

Give students a creative escape from the end-of-year boredom, kindling the creative sparks that research shows helps achievement. As their educational guides, teachers need to lead “scenic side trips” to keep student brains stimulated and creatively inspired.

One trip guidebook is Follow the Line by Laura Ljungkvist. The author/illustrator uses her trademark “continuous line style” to create the perfect travel book. Follow the line on a journey from the city to the country, as it travels from the sky to the ocean, from morning till night. Each scene contains questions designed to get children looking, counting, and thinking. 

To learn how to encourage students to create their own journey as a continuous line book, and more like activities for older students, read more on our website: www.everyartist.me.