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.
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
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.