Encouraging enjoyment of language – felt tales provide a extra intriguing
car for sharing a rhyme or short story. They may help toddlers who show no
curiosity in books to get some enjoyment out of storytime.
Flannel boards support in the teaching of visible literacy – learning to look and
construct which means from objects. Children use private connections to enable the
decoding of visual representations of their experiences. They are going to recognize a
picture of a cat, drawn by totally different illustrators as a “image” for a cat, and know
that it is not a cat, however represents one. Later they study that letters symbolize
concepts when assembled into words.
More info on using flannel board activities to teach the early
literacy expertise will likely be supplied by Serena Butch.
Search library or preschool training 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
You can purchase boards that are hooked up to stands. These should ideally
be larger than kids’s heads so a story can be seen over an viewers, however typically
are decrease if designed for preschool circle time. Utilizing a better board makes it
harder for toddlers to wander up and take away pieces throughout a story. These boards
often come with a magnetic white board on the back, making them useful for
draw and tells as well. Unfortunately, these multi-goal boards are too heavy
to use for outreach programs.
Boards that would not have their own stands require a sturdy easel within the
storytime room. Parents ought to be cautioned to keep toddlers from taking part in
under the easel or pulling on it.
Issues throughout purchase or construction: floor ought to be giant
enough in your largest flannel story pieces. You will want a board that is lightweight,
with a non-skid edge (for times that you must prop your board on a
chair) and has a deal with for portability if you carry the board to outreach sites.
Board surface 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 well, so wallmounted
or magnet-mounted to a straight surface will not be ideal. Massive pieces will
continuously fall to the floor.
Light blue is probably the most generally used background coloration, although black is
nice to have for night time scenes and to offer high distinction for baby audiences.
Keep a large piece of black felt board stories for pinning or clipping onto the board occasionally.
My quick and straightforward 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 minimize from an
old belt, all attached with duct tape. I ran a zig-zag line of puffy paint alongside the
bottom and one side to stop it from skidding if propped on a chair. It value
about $5.00 to make, or maybe a little extra should you don’t already have puffy paint
or duct tape. To stop skidding you possibly can 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 a good sturdier base.
An idea for the small felt boards that came from the book Book Tales is
to connect 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.