Blogger Kirsten Caldwell

Interactive Flannel Boards

Interactive flannel boards have become uber popular at my library with kids of all ages. They love being able to manipulate the felt pieces and create their own stories. The projects are quick and budget-friendly. I mix them up with the seasons to keep them exciting and it’s fun to come up with new ideas. Benefits of Flannel Boards The ALSC blog by Tess Prendergast discussed the benefits of flannel boards for storytelling. Tess shares that they are visually appealing, engaging, and are an inexpensive early literacy tool that you can make yourself. Children love using them in storytime to retell the story they heard. She also says that watching their brains process the story in a different way is really fun. The National Child Development Council says that “Encouraging a child to re-tell a story or a number sequence or identify colors and shapes is a great independent activity…