Why do we use flannel board tales throughout storytime?

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.

Board Fundamentals

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

for $179.00.

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.