Felt boards and felt pieces are fabulous early literacy tools as they encourage children to engage with story telling – whether it be with familiar stories, such as fairy tales, or stories completely of their own making. We have a combination of commercially produced and homemade felt board pieces and often I will set up an invitation to play on our large felt board for Immy to discover…
You can imagine the adventures that Goldilocks, the bears, pigs and that Big Bad Wolf get up to…especially when it is time for ballet class!
I made our large felt/flannel board by covering a large painting canvas which I picked up cheaply from a discount store (see here). You can make your own felt/flannel board pieces or search online for sets to buy – I love finding sets on Etsy. Start with pieces that represent a story or theme your child really enjoys to capture their interest and imagination.
Do you have a felt board? What stories or activities do your children enjoy when using the felt board?