Encouraging enjoyment of language – felt stories present a extra intriguing
vehicle for sharing a rhyme or short story. They will help toddlers who show no
curiosity in books to get some enjoyment out of storytime.
Flannel boards help in the educating of visible literacy – studying to look and
construct which means from objects. Kids use personal connections to enable the
decoding of visual representations of their experiences. They’ll recognize a
image of a cat, drawn by totally different illustrators as a “symbol” for a cat, and know
that it is not a cat, but represents one. Later they study that letters symbolize
ideas when assembled into words.
Extra info on utilizing flannel board actions to show the early
literacy expertise will likely be provided by Serena Butch.
Search library or preschool education provide catalogs and websites for
flannel board options. They can range from 16″ x 24″ small self-supporting easel
flannel boards for $26.ninety five to multi-purposeful two-sided boards mounted to stands
You can purchase boards which are hooked up to stands. These should ideally
be larger than kids’s heads so a story can be seen over an viewers, but usually
are lower if designed for preschool circle time. Using a higher board makes it
harder for toddlers to wander up and remove pieces throughout a story. These boards
typically include a magnetic white board on the back, making them helpful for
draw and tells as well. Sadly, these multi-goal boards are too heavy
to use for outreach programs.
Boards that should not have their very own stands require a sturdy easel within the
storytime room. Mother and father needs to be cautioned to maintain toddlers from playing
underneath the easel or pulling on it.
Concerns during buy or construction: floor ought to be massive
sufficient to your largest flannel story pieces. You want a board that’s lightweight,
with a non-skid edge (for instances that it’s essential to prop your board on a
chair) and has a handle for portability for those who carry the board to outreach sites.
Board floor must be covered loosely with flannel or fleece. If the
surface materials is glued down, this reduces the static motion too much.
Your board ought to sit at an angle for the pieces to grip nicely, so wallmounted
or magnet-mounted to a straight surface will not be ideal. Massive pieces will
always fall to the floor.
Light blue is probably the most commonly used background color, although black is
good to have for evening scenes and to offer excessive contrast for baby audiences.
Keep a big piece of black felt board stories for toddlers for pinning or clipping onto the board occasionally.
My fast and straightforward board has a big piece of flat cardboard as a base, a
piece of light blue fleece from the remnant rack at JoAnn’s, a deal with minimize from an
old belt, all connected with duct tape. I ran a zig-zag line of puffy paint alongside the
bottom and one side to stop it from skidding if propped on a chair. It value
about $5.00 to make, or perhaps a bit more if you don’t already have puffy paint
or duct tape. To stop skidding you possibly can also just carry along a chunk of antiskid
rug mat and put it between chair and board. Double-wall cardboard, mat
board or foam core would make a fair sturdier base.
An concept for the small felt boards that came from the book Book Tales is
to glue a mitt to the back and use it as a hand-held board for “5 Little” rhymes.
Add a pocket to the back to hold a card with the phrases to your rhyme.