February 21st, 2008 by admin
Felt board stories have long been a great way to show kids stories without using books. You have to remember that kids get distracted a lot, and even though books are great, they can get bored of them. That is why we use other ways to entertain them. Anyhow back to felt boards. There are a few reasons felt boards are awesome.
First of all, kids can interact with the characters and props. They can actually pick them up and move them around and tell the story themselves. This encourages them to be imaginative themselves and add to a story. It also gives you (the parent) a break from telling the stories.
Felt boards are fun. You can combine characters and items and story lines from different books. It is a visual aid that the kids can follow instead of the pictures in books.
They are visual aids. Just like white boards that are used to teach as much as black boards now, felt boards are still that useful in teaching preschoolers. Colors, numbers, letters, mathematics, spelling and more can be taught with the visual aids of felt boards. You can’t imagine the possibilities. Go to your craft store and grab some felt today, and to get you going I have found some great stories for you to get started with.
Feltboard Stories can be found and printed off (for templates) at Childcareland.com http://www.childcareland.com/feltboard.html
You can find other felt board ideas on this site as well
Learn how to make a felt board here