Posted: Monday, July 21, 2008, 9:23 am
(Length: 1 min, 11 sec)
It's hard to find good help these days. On the flannel board, watch a young shepherd during one of his less-than-inspiring moments.
Watch Miss Kelsey share one of her favorite nursery rhymes.
Little Boy Blue, come blow your horn.
The sheep's in the meadow and the cow's in the corn.
But where is the boy that looks after the sheep?
"He's under the haystack, fast asleep."
Will you wake him? "No, not I;
For if I do, he's sure to cry."
At the library, we have a flannel board available for children to use with a variety of felt numbers, letters and shapes for children to play with and explore. It's exciting to hear kids make up their own stories or retell their favorite stories using just a few felt pieces. And they get practice with early literacy skills.
Flannel boards are easy to make and don't cost that much. Periodically the library has flannel-making workshops for parents and caregivers. Check the library's calendar of events to see when the next one is being held.