FlannelBoardFun

Felt Board Sets for Children, Librarians and Teachers

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · 651 Sales

FlannelBoardFun

Felt Board Sets for Children, Librarians and Teachers

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 651 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars
(80)

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These soft, colorful felt board sets are perfect screen-free entertainment for children ages 3-7. Each set comes with a list of suggested books to go with the theme--and lyrics to rhymes and chants are also included! My Travel Mats make it possible (and fun) to use the sets at home or on the go--in the car, on a plane, and anywhere with the dreaded long wait.

You'll also find wonderful sets for preschool teachers and children's librarians. My 25 years as a preschool teacher have guided me in the creation of these vibrant, useful, engaging flannel board sets.

The white felt hoop you see pictured in each listing is a photo prop, and is not included with the item listed.

Current turn around time is 3-5 business days

WON'T YOU BE MY (NET) NEIGHBOR?

visit me at flannelboardfun.blogspot.com
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CONTACT INFO:
email: wendro [at] comcast.net
Etsy convo: https://www.etsy.com/shop/FlannelBoardFun?ref=search_shop_redirect

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Last updated on Apr 2, 2018

► subscribe to my mailing list http://bit.ly/FlannelBoardFun to receive fun tidbits for parents, teachers & librarians; updates on sales and new products; and upcoming Pittsburgh area pop ups! http://bit.ly/FlannelBoardFun


These soft, colorful felt board sets are perfect screen-free entertainment for children ages 3-7. Each set comes with a list of suggested books to go with the theme--and lyrics to rhymes and chants are also included! My Travel Mats make it possible (and fun) to use the sets at home or on the go--in the car, on a plane, and anywhere with the dreaded long wait.

You'll also find wonderful sets for preschool teachers and children's librarians. My 25 years as a preschool teacher have guided me in the creation of these vibrant, useful, engaging flannel board sets.

The white felt hoop you see pictured in each listing is a photo prop, and is not included with the item listed.

Current turn around time is 3-5 business days

WON'T YOU BE MY (NET) NEIGHBOR?

visit me at flannelboardfun.blogspot.com
Instagram: instagram.com/flannel_board_fun/
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/FlannelBoardFun/
Facebook: facebook.com/FlannelBoardFun/

CONTACT INFO:
email: wendro [at] comcast.net
Etsy convo: https://www.etsy.com/shop/FlannelBoardFun?ref=search_shop_redirect

Wendy Gerbi

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(80)
Jessica

Jessica on May 22, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This is a really versatile set, as there's so many different fish stories and songs you could adapt it to, but the library Toddler Time audience I used it with loved the "Slippery Fish" song that came with the set. Cute, well made, and time saving--these sets are the total package!

Jessica

Jessica on May 22, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

OK, so kids love love love dinosaurs, so this is obviously a great investment for a classroom or library program. But the fingerplay it comes with was such a hit at the library toddler time where I debuted it that people were asking for copies to take home with their kids. Bonus!

Jessica

Jessica on May 22, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This felt board set is so well-made! I used it at a toddler time program, and the kids really enjoyed the train cars and the song included with the set. The suggestions for books and songs to use with the kits are extremely helpful. Thank you!

Jessica

Jessica on May 22, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

One of the children in the library toddler time program I used this kit in informed me that monkey #5 was her favorite. If that isn't a great endorsement, I don't know what is!

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About

Flannel Board Fun: Screen-free, play-based learning toys!

Hello there, and yippee--you've found Flannel Board Fun! Here you'll find high quality felt board sets that provide fun and learning all wrapped up in one soft, colorful and beautiful package.

Whether you're a parent, grandparent, teacher, or nanny, you've got (adorable) young kids in your life, and I bet you want to provide them with only the best. It's such a struggle to find toys and materials that are high-quality and fun to use; that provide valuable learning opportunities; and that don't rely on batteries, technology or screen time. Flannel Board Fun is the answer to that struggle! Each set in my collection will provide long-lasting, meaningful play time to the kids you love--and combined with my Travel Mat, this type of play can happen not only at home, but also on a plane, in a waiting room, and anywhere on the go that involves long wait times.

As a preschool teacher for 25 years, I've put my knowledge of child development into every set I've created, so you can be sure you are getting the perfect combination of fun and fundamentals ! What could be better: engaging and fun hands-on activities that promote imagination--plus literacy, fine motor, and math skills--all through play!? The icing on the cake: each set includes a list of teacher-recommended books to go along with the theme, as well as lyrics to related rhymes, poems and songs--perfect to expand on the learning that occurs naturally as children play.

Take a look around. I'm confident you'll find something soft, colorful, and carefully crafted that is just perfect for the child you are thinking of! And for fun monthly tidbits for anyone with little kids in their life, sign up for my newsletter right here:

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My story:
For 23 years I used flannel board stories, songs, rhymes and games in my preschool classroom and saw the amazing social and learning benefits first hand. As I used the sets to tell stories to a group, the children could barely (and often didn't!) stop themselves from jumping up to sweep the pieces off the board--so I began to make sets for the them to use independently.

In 2015 I started blogging about my sets for teachers and children (www.FlannelBoardFun.blogspot.com), and soon after that I started selling them on Etsy. FlannelBoardFun is now my full time job, and I couldn't be happier spending my days designing and creating beautiful and valuable toys for children (as well as a select set for teachers and librarians), who have been my inspiration for so many years.

I use a combination of spring-loaded scissors and various cutting machines to achieve my lovely, crisply cut designs. I use Wool Blend felt because it's gorgeous and soft, and children are drawn to the vibrant colors and fuzzy feel. I've been motivated by the interests of my students over the years, and my classroom has been my 'test kitchen'! I've seen what works and what doesn't work first hand, and I fine tune my sets accordingly.

Being a teacher was my first love, and I want to support preschool teachers and children's librarians in their use of flannel board stories with children. I have a small collection of these in my shop as well, based on my favorites over the years. Children can use these, too, of course.

Thank you so much for visiting my shop--enjoy!

Shop members

  • Wendy

    I Do It All :)

    I'm a past preschool teacher who has turned her love of little kids, open-ended play, and early literacy into this Flannel Board Fun business!

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Last updated on May 27, 2018
Frequently asked questions

What's that white hoop pictured with each item?

I display my felt sets on the felt hoop you see pictured. The hoop is not included with the item--it's just a photo prop :)

Want more info on a particular set? Lyrics/instructions/details?

Send me a message, email me at wendro [!at] comcast.net or check out my blog: www.flannelboardfun.blogspot.com

What do customers say about FlannelBoardFun?

"Fast shipping and wonderful customer service :) Will definitely purchase from this shop again!"
"Incredibly beautiful and well made. Perfect for my 5 year old and 2 year old! I highly recommend!!"
"Beautiful item and wonderful customer service. Will make future purchases."
"The pieces are cute, clever, and beautifully made."
"Definitely would purchase from this Etsy artist again."

Why are felt board sets valuable?

I have used felt board sets in my preschool classrooms for many years. Children love handling these soft, colorful pieces and creating their own stories or reenacting stories, songs and poems they've been told. Teachers and librarians with a big stash of felt board pieces to use during group times can always grab and hold their audience's attention! Visual and Kinesthetic learners in particular benefit, but all children are affected in positive ways.

As children play with these pieces alone or with you, their imagination and story-telling skills are enhanced. Sorting by color, shape and/or type occur naturally. Vocabulary is increased. Fine motor skills develop. Fun happens!

Who should I buy a felt set for?

These sets make great gifts for children (over the age of around 2 1/2), teachers of young children, and librarians. Also consider them for speech and occupational therapists, as well as for seniors in assisted care settings!
**Felt is not considered a choking hazard by the US CPSC, but supervision is strongly recommended if children under 3 are using my sets.

Where else are you on the Web?

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FlannelBoardFun/

What do you sell besides this item?

Find more sets for children here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/FlannelBoardFun?section_id=21859059

Find Felt Boards here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/FlannelBoardFun?ref=l2-shopheader-name§ion_id=19460060

Find sets for teachers and librarians here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/FlannelBoardFun?ref=l2-shopheader-name§ion_id=19353623

Return to my main shop page here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/FlannelBoardFun

Shipping Info

Your shipping cost is automatically calculated at checkout by USPS. If over calculated, I will refund shipping differences over $1.

It's your responsibility to enter your correct address upon ordering. Please double check that you've entered the correct shipping address when you order.

I will send out your product within 1-5 days of your order. The shipping time listed is over and above that time frame.

Your items will be carefully packaged to insure safe arrival.

All Domestic shipping includes a tracking number & delivery confirmation.

What's that white hoop pictured with each item?

I display my felt sets on the felt hoop you see pictured. The hoop is not included with the item--it's just a photo prop :)

Are Flannel Board Fun items compliant with toy safety laws?

Yes! My felt sets and travel mats are compliant with US safety standards, and I am registered as a Small Batch Manufacturer. This means my products have been tested for lead and phthalate content, and have undergone various safety tests.

What does this mean to you? My products are certified as safe for children to use!

*Felt is not considered to be a choking hazard, but adult supervision is strongly suggested if children under 3 are using my sets.