Buying Flannel Board Story Units

There are various companies and independent representatives that sell

commercially printed flannel board story sets, but I have found only

massive manufacturers of these sets: Little People Visuals and Story Time Felts.

The Little Folk Visuals sets are widely available via Amazon and

preschool schooling companies. The Story Time Felts are sold by

unbiased consultants from dwelling-based businesses. You’ll be able to see

examples of both right here today. It’s possible you’ll need to order a few of the traditional

fairy tales like Little Red Driving Hood. The Little People Visuals set for that tale

comes with a background and interior, and 13 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 pieces precut for $19.ninety five or uncut for $14.95. The color

and element in these sets cannot be beat, but the individual pieces are on the

small side. I feel they are nice for smaller teams of preschoolers, or decrease

elementary but not excellent 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 growing number of small Internet businesses promoting

handcrafted felt sets by web sites and Ebay auctions. Genesisarts appears

to have good quality to their units to accompany widespread youngsters’s books such

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

on felt, whereas others seem to be selfmade, like we’ll be working on today.

Another example of a family owned felt story business is Glitterful felt board stories for toddlers

Stories. Units such as An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat have 9 pieces, with

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

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

Selecting a book, rhyme, or song to adapt to flannelboard

First and foremost, select a story, rhyme or song that’s developmentally

acceptable for the age of your storytime group.

Make a flannel from a book that has a superb storyline and an applicable

theme, however is just too physically small for showing to a group at storytime. Example:

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

Kisses by Wilson

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

your group, pages which can be too cluttered for toddlers, or is simply too long, make a

flannel that covers the identical storyline in a simplified way.

Instance: Ten Red Apples by Hutchins

You can make a narrative interactive by sharing the flannel pieces along with your

viewers – let preschool children add colored felt spots to Dog while you

describe his adventure. Example: Dog’s Colorful Day

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

the bottom of the story is static.

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

Create flannel photos that may make the words of a track extra concrete

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

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

the Beat CD

For songs, poems or games that embody kids guessing an object from

clues, make a flannel image that shows the answer to reward the proper

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

Instance: Bug in a Rug or Where is Mouse?

For rhymes and songs which are repetitive, however change topics in

succeeding verses, flannel pictures 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 depend

them collectively as they’re put on the board, show each disappearing, and

recount the ones which might be left before the subsequent line of the fingerplay. Helps

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

snowmen, etc.

In case you use any songs where things are added to the primary character, you

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

It is fun to use flannel pieces to reveal objects which are hidden.