Why can we use flannel board stories during storytime?

Encouraging enjoyment of language – felt tales present a more intriguing

car for sharing a rhyme or short story. They can assist toddlers who show no

interest in books to get some enjoyment out of storytime.

Flannel boards aid in the instructing of visible literacy – studying to look and

construct meaning from objects. Children use private connections to enable the

decoding of visible representations of their experiences. They’ll acknowledge a

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

that it is not a cat, however represents one. Later they learn that letters represent

concepts when assembled into words.

Extra info on utilizing flannel board activities to teach the early

literacy skills will likely be supplied by Serena Butch.

Board Fundamentals

Search library or Preschool printable worksheets schooling supply catalogs and websites for

flannel board options. They will range from sixteen” x 24″ small self-supporting easel

flannel boards for $26.95 to multi-purposeful -sided boards mounted to stands

for $179.00.

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

be greater than children’s heads so a story may be seen over an audience, however often

are lower 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

often 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 use for outreach programs.

Boards that do not have their very own stands require a sturdy easel in the

storytime room. Mother and father should be cautioned to keep toddlers from playing

underneath the easel or pulling on it.

Concerns throughout buy or construction: surface ought to be massive

sufficient in your largest flannel story pieces. You will want a board that’s lightweight,

with a non-skid edge (for occasions that you must prop your board on a

chair) and has a handle for portability should you 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 ought to sit at an angle for the pieces to grip properly, so wallmounted

or magnet-mounted to a straight surface is not ideal. Large pieces will

continually fall to the floor.

Light blue is the most generally used background color, though black is

nice to have for evening scenes and to provide high distinction for baby audiences.

Preserve a big piece of black felt for pinning or clipping onto the board occasionally.

My fast 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 deal with reduce from an

old belt, all connected 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 price

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

or duct tape. To prevent skidding you might 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 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 phrases to your rhyme.