Blogger Amanda Roberson, Early Literacy

Felt Boards in the Hands of Children!

Felt boards aren’t just for story time anymore! Adding a felt board with interactive pieces can be a great addition to your Children’s area and be an awesome step in creating a Language Rich Library Environment. As Children’s Librarians we are masters of the felt board, using boards to create exciting retellings of favorite tales or develop original stories for groups to experience.  Now what if we turn the tables, giving children the floor to create their own tales, retell favorite stories and engage in other school readiness skills on the felt board? Where do I begin? Felt boards can be used in a variety of ways to be a part of a Library Rich Environment and can be incorporated easily and economically.  You can have a wall of felt like West Bloomfield Library in Michigan or you can use part of a wall or end cap to hang a…