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Flannelboard stories for infants and toddlers
Carlson, Ann D., 1952-
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Chicago, Ill. : American Library Association, [1999]

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196 pages ; 28 cm
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LB1043.62 .C37 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Childrens Area-Reference

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More than 30 original stories, traditional chants and songs, and nursery rhyme adaptations, all with full-size flannelboard patterns geared toward infants and toddlers.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Designed for use with children from 12 to 30 months old, this large paperback provides words and illustrations for storytellers to place on a flannelboard. Though Carlson refers to the words as stories, few selections have a strong narrative thread. The section "Traditional Chants and Nursery Rhymes" provides some action rhymes, but more typical is the selection "Where Is Your Bellybutton," which provides a picture of a toddler and suggests that the storyteller point to different parts and say "Here's the head. Where is your head?" and so on. The introduction provides details for two methods of transferring the large, simple ink drawings from the page to the flannel board. Well designed for practical use, this book provides helpful ideas for librarians meeting the challenge of programming for the very young. --Carolyn Phelan

School Library Journal Review

Carlson gives detailed instructions on how to construct several types of easy-to-make flannelboards as well as a variety of methods of producing the story pieces and storing them. Elemental concept stories about eating, getting dressed, animals, and pretending as well as traditional chants and rhymes such as "Five Little Ducks," "Jack Be Nimble," "Pat-a-Cake," and "This Little Pig" are presented with simple patterns in bold, black outline. Liz Wilmes's Felt Board Fingerplay (Building Blocks, 1997) does not include information about how to use flannelboards; Diane Briggs's Flannel Board Fun (Scarecrow, 1992) and Doris Hicks's Flannelboard Classic Tales (ALA, 1996) focus on material for older children. While this book is unique in its simplicity, many may prefer to use their imaginations or a simple coloring book to the same effect.-Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.