FlannelBoardFun

Felt Board Sets for Children, Librarians and Teachers

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2,330 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

Announcement    Oh, such adorable gifts for your little ones! Oh, such fun for your preschool storytime! Come check out all the fun...

Covid Info: Flannel Board Fun is a one-woman shop, and I've remained symptom-free. I am committed to making sure all my items are being handled following the hygiene and safety recommendations issued by the CDC. Your package will be mailed using scheduled pick up from USPS*, and I've been washing my hands like a good little preschool teacher for over 25 years. Stay safe--and please feel free to contact me if you have any concerns or questions.

*there have been some Covid-related USPS shipping delays, so please be aware of that when placing your order. Unfortunately I can't control any delays that might occur once a package has left my felt-cutting hands.

► Love fun stuff for preschoolers? Get a free printable song and dance cube:
http://bit.ly/FlannelBoardFun

Visit the Flannel Board Fun YouTube channel to see my sets in action! Copy and paste this link http://bit.ly/FlannelBoardFunYouTube

These soft, colorful felt board sets are perfect screen-free entertainment for children ages 3-7. All felt sets come with a list of suggested books to go with the theme--and lyrics to rhymes and chants are also included! My Felt Play 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 felt board 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, which include a list of related book titles and lyrics to rhymes and songs that go along with the theme.

The gray felt circle you see pictured in some listings is a photo prop, and is not included with the item listed.

Current turn around time is 1-5 business days

WON'T YOU BE MY (NET) NEIGHBOR?

Freebie: http://bit.ly/FlannelBoardFun (free song & dance cube when you sign up!)
Website and shop: https://flannelboardfun.com/
YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/FlannelBoardFunYouTube
Teachers and librarians--visit me at https://flannelboardfun.blogspot.com/
Parent & teacher resources: https://flannelboardfun.com/preschool-activity-resource-center/
Instagram: instagram.com/flannel_board_fun/
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/FlannelBoardFun/
Facebook: facebook.com/FlannelBoardFun/


CONTACT INFO:
email: hello [!at] flannelboardfun.com

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 27, 2021

Oh, such adorable gifts for your little ones! Oh, such fun for your preschool storytime! Come check out all the fun...

Covid Info: Flannel Board Fun is a one-woman shop, and I've remained symptom-free. I am committed to making sure all my items are being handled following the hygiene and safety recommendations issued by the CDC. Your package will be mailed using scheduled pick up from USPS*, and I've been washing my hands like a good little preschool teacher for over 25 years. Stay safe--and please feel free to contact me if you have any concerns or questions.

*there have been some Covid-related USPS shipping delays, so please be aware of that when placing your order. Unfortunately I can't control any delays that might occur once a package has left my felt-cutting hands.

► Love fun stuff for preschoolers? Get a free printable song and dance cube:
http://bit.ly/FlannelBoardFun

Visit the Flannel Board Fun YouTube channel to see my sets in action! Copy and paste this link http://bit.ly/FlannelBoardFunYouTube

These soft, colorful felt board sets are perfect screen-free entertainment for children ages 3-7. All felt sets come with a list of suggested books to go with the theme--and lyrics to rhymes and chants are also included! My Felt Play 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 felt board 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, which include a list of related book titles and lyrics to rhymes and songs that go along with the theme.

The gray felt circle you see pictured in some listings is a photo prop, and is not included with the item listed.

Current turn around time is 1-5 business days

WON'T YOU BE MY (NET) NEIGHBOR?

Freebie: http://bit.ly/FlannelBoardFun (free song & dance cube when you sign up!)
Website and shop: https://flannelboardfun.com/
YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/FlannelBoardFunYouTube
Teachers and librarians--visit me at https://flannelboardfun.blogspot.com/
Parent & teacher resources: https://flannelboardfun.com/preschool-activity-resource-center/
Instagram: instagram.com/flannel_board_fun/
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/FlannelBoardFun/
Facebook: facebook.com/FlannelBoardFun/


CONTACT INFO:
email: hello [!at] flannelboardfun.com

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Wendy Gerbi

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About FlannelBoardFun

Sales 2,330
On Etsy since 2016

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

Hello there! I’m so excited that you’ve found Flannel Board Fun, my little neck of the Etsy internet woods. I hope you love screen free, open-ended, meaningful play experiences for little kids–all wrapped up in soft, colorful felt–because that’s what I’m all about!

**(You can visit my website at https://flannelboardfun.com/ for even more goodies and information--and watch me sing my heart out using my felt sets at http://bit.ly/FlannelBoardFunYouTube )***

You’re busy with your little tiddly winks–and you want to keep them happily playing and learning. It’s not so easy to find toys that are high-quality and fun to use; that provide valuable learning opportunities and don’t rely on batteries or screens. Plus, let’s be honest–sometimes you just need something that will keep your wee dumplings playing safely and independently so you can get. stuff. done. Look no further! Each set in my collection provides long-lasting, meaningful play time to your little love bugs. Combined with my Travel Mat, this type of play can happen not only at home but also on a plane, in a restaurant, or anywhere on the go that involves long wait times. You’re welcome.

As a preschool teacher for 25 years, I’ve put my love of children and my knowledge of child development into every flannel board set I’ve created, so you can be sure you’re getting the perfect combination of fun and fundamentals! What could be better than engaging and fun hands-on activities that promote imagination, early literacy, fine motor, and math skills? And wait–all through play!? Yep. The icing on the cupcake: 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 your little tootsie pants!

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 Nov 20, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Covid-19 Shipping Information

Due to Covid-19, the USPS is experiencing some shipping delays. Please be aware of this when placing your order, and be prepared for the possibility of longer delays in or around areas that have been heavily impacted by the virus. Once you have your tracking number, I encourage you to sign up for email tracking updates at https://tools.usps.com/go/TrackConfirmAction_input

Want more Flannel Board Fun info?

Get access to videos, activity ideas and freebies at FlannelBoardFun.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 required if children under 3 are using my sets.

Where else are you on the Web?

Free song and dance cube at http://bit.ly/FlannelBoardFun

Fun videos at bit.ly/FlannelBoardFunYouTube

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/flannel_board_fun/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/FlannelBoardFun/

Activity Ideas for home and school: https://flannelboardfun.com/preschool-activity-resource-center/

Check out my Teacher blog: http://flannelboardfun.blogspot.com

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

Do you have different types of felt sets?

Find 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

Please double check that you've entered the correct shipping address when you order--we don't want anything to delay delivery of these cuties!

I'll 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.

Returns

I'm confident that you and/or your gift recipient are going to be completely happy with your adorable goodies. But in the unlikely event that something about your order is defective, missing, or not as described, I want to make you happy.

Please contact me within 7 days of receiving your item(s) to let me know what’s wrong. Just send me an Etsy conversation and I'll get back to you within 48 hours.

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.