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,
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.