Flannel Friday: Keep Calm & Use Clip Art

Happy Flannel Friday! On a Sunday. Because sometimes the stars don't align and let you post on time... which is relevant to my PSA today: Making flannels can be a super time-intensive labor of love. My recent Mouse House makeover took more than three hours! And that's okay! Sometimes I just keep calm and carry… Continue reading Flannel Friday: Keep Calm & Use Clip Art

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Flannel Friday: Mouse House Makeover with Inclusivity in Mind

My first Flannel Friday post of the year is a LONG one! I'd be honored if you read my story, and delighted if you added your thoughts. Why Representation Matters More than 25 years ago, Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop said that books are windows into other worlds and experiences, but also mirrors- a way to… Continue reading Flannel Friday: Mouse House Makeover with Inclusivity in Mind

Flannel Friday: Birthday Cake Makeover

You know that Maya Angelou quote about doing better when you know better? Now that I know how important variety is for supporting math talk and building vocabulary, I can't help but give my old flannels a makeover! In honor of my recent birthday, here are my new and improved Cake Candles: You can see… Continue reading Flannel Friday: Birthday Cake Makeover

Flannel Friday: Looking at Fall Leaves with Math in Mind

Back with another fun, math focused fall flannel! Just look at these lovely leaves: Pattern: available from Ashley Hughes Oh the possibilities! Notice the varieties in leaf size, type, and color. Lots of opportunities for math talk! Here's some questions I might ask, depending on the age of my group and how I set out the… Continue reading Flannel Friday: Looking at Fall Leaves with Math in Mind

Flannel Friday: Fall Is Not Easy & A Fun Twist

I FINALLY made a Fall is Not Easy flannel! I feel like I've leveled up as a children's librarian. If you haven't been exposed to this book before, it's a fun, silly story that makes an even better flannel. It's all about a tree that much prefers the other seasons to fall. Winter is easy… Continue reading Flannel Friday: Fall Is Not Easy & A Fun Twist

Flannel Friday: Early Math in the Pumpkin Patch

Interrupting my nostalgic summer storytime blog posts to bring you a fun fall flannel - PLUS a template! I've learned a lot this year about early math and have been working hard to include more opportunities for math talk in my storytimes. This means making flannels with specific variation in mind - e.g. size, length,… Continue reading Flannel Friday: Early Math in the Pumpkin Patch

Flannel Friday: A Big Blue Sea

Looking for a new, simple flannel for babies and toddlers? Look no more! This fun ocean themed song is great for summer storytimes. It's been a big hit with my families so far! This song is set to the tune of "A Ram Sam Sam." I completely forgot about how much my preschoolers loved this… Continue reading Flannel Friday: A Big Blue Sea