Early Literacy Aside--Empower: Earlier in our storytime we read the book Something from Nothing and then you helped tell the story with the flannelboard. Today I have a handout for you, so that you can color and cut out the pieces from the rectangular blanket and then retell the story at home. Adults, when you give your children little aids or props, it helps them remember the story and retell it. When children retell stories they are better understanding how stories work as well as the story itself. This will help them later understand what they read. Have fun together!Handout: handsomnothpattskill Library Staff: You can enlarge the handout to make your own flannelboard.
Submitted by Saroj Ghoting, Early Childhood Literacy Consultant www.earlylit.net