Encouraging enjoyment of language – felt tales present a extra intriguing
vehicle for sharing a rhyme or brief story. They might help toddlers who show no
interest in books to get some enjoyment out of storytime.
Flannel boards aid within the teaching of visual literacy – learning to look and
construct meaning 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 completely different illustrators as a “image” for a cat, and know
that it isn’t a cat, however represents one. Later they learn that letters symbolize
concepts when assembled into words.
More information on utilizing flannel board activities to show the early
literacy expertise can be offered by Serena Butch.
Search library or Preschool felt board stories training provide catalogs and web sites for
flannel board options. They’ll vary from 16″ x 24″ small self-supporting easel
flannel boards for $26.95 to multi-functional two-sided boards mounted to stands
You can purchase boards that are hooked up to stands. These ought to ideally
be increased than kids’s heads so a story might be seen over an audience, but usually
are decrease if designed for preschool circle time. Using the next board makes it
harder for toddlers to wander up and remove items during a story. These boards
typically include a magnetic white board on the back, making them helpful for
draw and tells as well. Unfortunately, these multi-objective boards are too heavy
to make use of for outreach programs.
Boards that would not have their own stands require a sturdy easel within the
storytime room. Parents ought to be cautioned to maintain toddlers from taking part in
underneath the easel or pulling on it.
Considerations throughout purchase or development: surface ought to be giant
enough for your largest flannel story pieces. You will have a board that is lightweight,
with a non-skid edge (for instances that you want to prop your board on a
chair) and has a deal with for portability if you happen to carry the board to outreach sites.
Board surface needs to be covered loosely with flannel or fleece. If the
floor materials is glued down, this reduces the static action too much.
Your board should sit at an angle for the pieces to grip nicely, so wallmounted
or magnet-mounted to a straight surface is not ideal. Large pieces will
continually fall to the floor.
Light blue is essentially the most generally used background coloration, although black is
good to have for evening scenes and to offer high distinction for baby audiences.
Maintain a large piece of black felt for pinning or clipping onto the board occasionally.
My fast and easy 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 handle cut from an
old belt, all hooked up with duct tape. I ran a zig-zag line of puffy paint along the
backside and one aspect to stop it from skidding if propped on a chair. It cost
about $5.00 to make, or maybe a little bit more when you don’t have already got puffy paint
or duct tape. To forestall skidding you may also just deliver along a piece of antiskid
rug mat and put it between chair and board. Double-wall cardboard, mat
board or foam core would make an even sturdier base.
An idea for the small felt boards that got here from the book Book Tales is
to attach 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 words to your rhyme.