Why can we use flannel board tales throughout storytime?

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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.

Board Fundamentals

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

for $179.00.

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.