Many magnificent librarians and early childhood educators have inspired me to join the blogosphere in a new way. Much of this is thanks to the Flannel Friday Pinterest boards. I've tested the waters with guest posts at Rain Makes Applesauce and Loons and Quines.
This week, the Flannel Friday Round Up is featuring the upcoming summer library program, Dig into Reading. Sherry Duskey Rinker's Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site combines a favorite of little boys in every generation, trucks, with one of the most important factors in pre-literacy, rhyme.
Die-cutting can be challenging with felt, but works great with craft foam. While cutting shapes from the dies that rotate through the libraries in our system, I was only missing the crane in order to allow the storytime crowd a tactile connection to this book. It was easy enough to trace the digger and extend its arm into a crane. These pieces have velcro added to the back for use on the flannel board.