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There are various companies and independent representatives that promote

commercially printed flannel board story units, however I have found only

large producers of those units: Little Folks Visuals and Story Time Felts.

The Little Folk Visuals sets are widely available by Amazon and

preschool education companies. The Story Time Felts are sold by

independent consultants from residence-based mostly businesses. You may see

examples of each here today. You could wish to order some of the basic

fairy tales like Little Red Using Hood. The Little People Visuals set for that story

comes with a background and interior, and thirteen story figures. The pieces range

from 2 ½ inches to 10 ½ inches high. The set comes with a lesson guide and

coloring pages, with pieces precut for $19.95 or uncut for $14.95. The colour

and detail in these units can’t be beat, however the individual pieces are on the

small side. I believe they are advantageous for smaller groups of preschoolers, or decrease

elementary however not best to be used with infants and toddlers. Here’s a Story

Time Felts set for “Nap Time” an interpretation of The Napping House.

There are eleven figures included for $11.ninety nine uncut or $13.ninety nine precut.

There are a growing number of small Web companies promoting

handcrafted felt units by means of websites and Ebay auctions. Genesisarts seems

to have nice quality to their units to accompany standard children’s books such

as Bear Snores On (12 piece set for $11.99). Some sets seem like printed

on felt, whereas others seem to be home made, like we’ll be engaged on today.

Another instance of a household owned felt story business is Glitterful felt board story sets

Stories. Sets resembling An Old Woman Who Swallowed a Bat have 9 items, with

the old woman measuring 12″ x 7″ for $12.00, and are made for you after

cost is obtained, using felt, glitter cloth glue and google eyes.

Choosing a book, rhyme, or tune to adapt to flannelboard

In the beginning, choose a story, rhyme or music that is developmentally

acceptable for the age of your storytime group.

Make a flannel from a book that has an excellent storyline and an appropriate

theme, but is simply too physically small for showing to a group at storytime. Instance:

The Ghost’s Dinner, The Bare Mole Rat Will get Dressed, Love and

Kisses by Wilson

If a book suits a desired theme, however has too many sentences on the page for

your group, pages that are too cluttered for toddlers, or is simply too lengthy, make a

flannel that covers the identical storyline in a simplified way.

Instance: Ten Red Apples by Hutchins

You can also make a story interactive by sharing the flannel items along with your

viewers – let preschool kids add colored felt spots to Dog whilst you

describe his adventure. Example: Dog’s Colorful Day

A cumulative story will be efficiently adapted to flannel if the scene at

the base of the story is static.

Instance: extra toys fall out of bed in “Crib Critters” poem

Create flannel photos that will make the words of a song extra concrete

to little ones. Instance: (I’m Gonna Eat) On Thanksgiving Day from Whaddaya Think

of That? CD by Laurie Berkner, Within the Autumn Air from Makin’ Music: Boogie to

the Beat CD

For songs, poems or games that embrace children guessing an object from

clues, make a flannel picture that shows the answer to reward the correct

guessers and inform others (and English-language learners).

Instance: Bug in a Rug or Where is Mouse?

For rhymes and songs which are repetitive, but change subjects in

succeeding verses, flannel pictures will assist the audience know which verse you

are on. Example: Old MacDonald or I’ll Drive a Dump Truck

Make “5 Little” flannels to accompany your fingerplays. You may rely

them together as they’re placed on the board, show every one disappearing, and

recount the ones that are left earlier than the subsequent line of the fingerplay. Helps

toddlers make the connection that their fingers are representing 5 ducks,

snowmen, etc.

If you use any songs the place things are added to the main character, you

can make a flannel so as to add the features onto. Instance: Teddy Wore His Red Shirt

It is enjoyable to use flannel items to disclose objects which might be hidden.