Today's Flannel Friday is a story I did a fall or two ago. I don't often make picture books into flannel because I just don't really enjoy sharing most books that way. I tend to find it awkward--do I read the book while attempting to move the pieces? Do I memorize or tell a simplified version of the story? As someone with an art background, I also feel weird about it, as though I'm undermining or undervaluing the illustrator.
So I tend to use flannel stories that add to the book or extend the book. I like to share the book as written then share the flannel activity. But with this one, it's just the book over again.
Long story short, I made this and only used it once. Maybe looking at it now I'll come up with a new way to use it--or one of my lovely readers will have a great idea! Maybe just having the kids retell the story from memory to work on narrative skills while I put up the pieces?
The book is the delightful Time to Sleep by Denise Fleming.
And see how great her illustrations are?
|The whole cast|
"Bear sniffed once.
She sniffed twice.
'I smell winter in the air. . . .'"
|Furry friends close-up|
|Friends with shells close up|
Any ideas from library land? I'm all ears!
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