Following the links posted on Nikarella's Blog, I downloaded the pattern from Making Learning Fun. Then I printed it on to card, transferred the dog to cream-coloured felt, drew the outline (inner line) freehand with black pen, just cut out the dots direct from the card and stuck Velcro dots on the reverse - job done!
- Firstly, the kids loved the interactivity - we had just a small group, few enough that the kids could have one dot each. They each came up to the front and added thier dot when I read the page featuring their colour. Later they also had a lovely time playing with the whole thing when storytime had finished.
- Secondly, I showed the flannel to someone who was in a position to request funds for early years literacy projects, and she agreed to put in a request to purchase a flannel board easel for the library's exclusive use (for the time-being I am using either a piece of display board, or my homemade felt covered art canvas). Yeah for Partnership working!
What is Bridget Reading?
The Flannel Friday roundup is a Mel's Desk this week!
*If you are wondering about the spelling, the library didn't own a copy of this book, so I bought a super cheap one from an online book retailers (a UK printing, so it was Dog's Colourful Day).