There are many corporations and impartial representatives that sell
commercially printed flannel board story units, however I’ve discovered only two
giant producers of those sets: Little People Visuals and Story Time Felts.
The Little People Visuals sets are broadly available by Amazon and
preschool education companies. The Story Time Felts are sold by
unbiased consultants from home-primarily based businesses. You’ll be able to see
examples of each here today. You may need to order among the basic
fairy tales like Little Red Riding Hood. The Little People Visuals set for that tale
comes with a background and interior, and thirteen story figures. The items range
from 2 ½ inches to 10 ½ inches high. The set comes with a lesson guide and
coloring pages, with items precut for $19.95 or uncut for $14.95. The color
and element in these units can’t be beat, however the individual items are on the
small side. I feel they are fantastic for smaller teams of preschoolers, or lower
elementary but not splendid to be used with babies 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 $13.99 precut.
There are a rising number of small Internet companies selling
handcrafted felt units via websites and Ebay auctions. Genesisarts appears
to have good quality to their sets to accompany fashionable children’s books such
as Bear Snores On (12 piece set for $11.ninety nine). Some sets appear to be printed
on felt board stories, while others seem to be do-it-yourself, like we’ll be engaged on today.
Another instance of a family owned felt story business is Glitterful Felt
Stories. Units reminiscent of An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat have 9 items, with
the old woman measuring 12″ x 7″ for $12.0zero, and are made for you after
cost is obtained, using felt, glitter material glue and google eyes.
Selecting a book, rhyme, or tune to adapt to flannelboard
In the beginning, select a story, rhyme or music that’s developmentally
appropriate for the age of your storytime group.
Make a flannel from a book that has a very good storyline and an appropriate
theme, but is simply too physically small for showing to a gaggle at storytime. Example:
The Ghost’s Dinner, The Bare Mole Rat Will get Dressed, Love and
Kisses by Wilson
If a book matches a desired theme, but has too many sentences on the page for
your group, pages that are too cluttered for toddlers, or is too lengthy, make a
flannel that covers the same storyline in a simplified way.
Example: Ten Red Apples by Hutchins
You may make a story interactive by sharing the flannel items with your
audience – let preschool children add colored felt spots to Dog whilst you
describe his adventure. Example: Dog’s Colourful Day
A cumulative story might be successfully adapted to flannel if the scene at
the base of the tale is static.
Instance: extra toys fall out of bed in “Crib Critters” poem
Create flannel footage that may make the words of a track extra concrete
to little ones. Example: (I’m Gonna Eat) On Thanksgiving Day from Whaddaya Suppose
of That? CD by Laurie Berkner, In the Autumn Air from Makin’ Music: Boogie to
the Beat CD
For songs, poems or games that embrace youngsters guessing an object from
clues, make a flannel image that shows the reply to reward the proper
guessers and inform others (and English-language learners).
Instance: Bug in a Rug or The place is Mouse?
For rhymes and songs which can be repetitive, but change topics in
succeeding verses, flannel photos will assist the viewers 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 can count
them together as they’re put on the board, show each one disappearing, and
recount the ones which might be left before the following line of the fingerplay. Helps
toddlers make the connection that their fingers are representing 5 ducks,
If you happen to use any songs where things are added to the principle character, you
could make a flannel to add the features onto. Example: Teddy Wore His Red Shirt
It’s enjoyable to use flannel items to reveal objects that are hidden.