Encouraging enjoyment of language – felt board stories for toddlers tales present a more intriguing
vehicle for sharing a rhyme or quick story. They can help toddlers who show no
curiosity in books to get some enjoyment out of storytime.
Flannel boards support in the educating of visible literacy – learning to look and
assemble meaning from objects. Kids use personal connections to enable the
decoding of visual representations of their experiences. They will acknowledge a
image of a cat, drawn by completely different illustrators as a “symbol” for a cat, and know
that it’s not a cat, however represents one. Later they study that letters signify
ideas when assembled into words.
Extra info on utilizing flannel board activities to show the early
literacy abilities might be provided by Serena Butch.
Search library or preschool schooling provide catalogs and websites for
flannel board options. They’ll vary from 16″ x 24″ small self-supporting easel
flannel boards for $26.ninety five to multi-functional two-sided boards mounted to stands
You can purchase boards which can be connected to stands. These should ideally
be larger than youngsters’s heads so a narrative can be seen over an audience, however often
are decrease if designed for preschool circle time. Using a better board makes it
harder for toddlers to wander up and remove pieces during a story. These boards
usually come with a magnetic white board on the back, making them helpful for
draw and tells as well. Sadly, these multi-function boards are too heavy
to make use of for outreach programs.
Boards that don’t have their very own stands require a sturdy easel in the
storytime room. Dad and mom should be cautioned to maintain toddlers from enjoying
under the easel or pulling on it.
Considerations throughout purchase or building: surface should be massive
sufficient on your largest flannel story pieces. You will want a board that’s lightweight,
with a non-skid edge (for times that it is advisable to prop your board on a
chair) and has a handle for portability if you happen to carry the board to outreach sites.
Board floor ought to be covered loosely with flannel or fleece. If the
surface materials is glued down, this reduces the static action too much.
Your board should sit at an angle for the items to grip nicely, so wallmounted
or magnet-mounted to a straight surface isn’t ideal. Giant items will
constantly fall to the floor.
Light blue is essentially the most generally used background color, though black is
good to have for evening scenes and to supply excessive distinction for baby audiences.
Keep a big piece of black felt for pinning or clipping onto the board occasionally.
My quick and easy board has a large piece of flat cardboard as a base, a
piece of light blue fleece from the remnant rack at JoAnn’s, a handle reduce from an
old belt, all connected with duct tape. I ran a zig-zag line of puffy paint along the
backside and one side to forestall it from skidding if propped on a chair. It price
about $5.00 to make, or perhaps a little more for those who don’t already have puffy paint
or duct tape. To prevent 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 an excellent sturdier base.
An idea for the small felt boards that came 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.