Why can we use flannel board stories throughout storytime?

Encouraging enjoyment of language – felt stories provide a more intriguing

car for sharing a rhyme or quick story. They will help toddlers who show no

curiosity in books to get some enjoyment out of storytime.

Flannel boards assist within the educating of visual literacy – learning to look and

assemble that means from objects. Kids use personal connections to enable the

decoding of visible representations of their experiences. They may recognize a

image of a cat, drawn by different illustrators as a “image” for a cat, and know

that it’s not a cat, but represents one. Later they study that letters signify

ideas when assembled into words.

More data on using flannel board actions to show the early

literacy skills will be supplied by Serena Butch.

Board Basics

Search library or Preschool printable worksheets education provide catalogs and web sites for

flannel board options. They can vary from 16″ x 24″ small self-supporting easel

flannel boards for $26.ninety five to multi-practical -sided boards mounted to stands

for $179.00.

You should buy boards which might be hooked up to stands. These should ideally

be greater than children’s heads so a narrative could be seen over an viewers, however usually

are decrease if designed for preschool circle time. Using a higher board makes it

harder for toddlers to wander up and remove items throughout a story. These boards

often 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 use for outreach programs.

Boards that don’t have their very own stands require a sturdy easel in the

storytime room. Parents needs to be cautioned to keep toddlers from enjoying

underneath the easel or pulling on it.

Concerns throughout buy or development: surface must be large

enough on your largest flannel story pieces. You want a board that’s lightweight,

with a non-skid edge (for occasions that it is advisable prop your board on a

chair) and has a handle for portability in the event you carry the board to outreach sites.

Board surface 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 properly, so wallmounted

or magnet-mounted to a straight surface just isn’t ideal. Large items will

consistently fall to the floor.

Light blue is essentially the most generally used background colour, although black is

nice to have for night time scenes and to provide high contrast for baby audiences.

Maintain a large 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 lower from an

old belt, all connected with duct tape. I ran a zig-zag line of puffy paint alongside the

backside and one facet to forestall it from skidding if propped on a chair. It value

about $5.00 to make, or perhaps a bit of extra in case you don’t have already got puffy paint

or duct tape. To prevent skidding you can also just convey alongside a piece of antiskid

rug mat and put it between chair and board. Double-wall cardboard, mat

board or foam core would make a good 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 phrases to your rhyme.