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,
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.