Tuesday, July 6, 2010

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Anna goes through periods of fascination with her felt boards. We have some felt pieces made by my husband and a picnic set that we got as a gift a year ago. Suddenly she wanted all her felt out and is spending her naptimes constructing scenes and telling herself stories with felt characters. I guess we need to expand her collection, since she is using felt very differently now – not just to place pieces on the board, but really to create her own world with them.

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10 comments:

MaryAnne said...

I love watching kids use toys differently as they grow up, and felt boards are fantastic toys!

Debbie said...

The discovery of old toys! I love it when they discover an old toy and now play with it in a different way.

The Mom I Want To Be said...

Anna sounds like such a neat, imaginative kid! Your posts always inspire me to try and initiate more creative play in our house :)

Mom and Kiddo said...

This sounds so great. I made Kiddo a felt board but he never got into it.

Christy said...

I love felt boards more than my children do. They use them occasionally.

I like that you call it "nap time".

Cathy said...

Alright, Alright, I have got to get my act together and finish our felt board. It just looks like this would be too much fun.

I purchased all of the stuff a long time ago and have just never put it all together.

littlewondersdays said...

Great idea for a creative outlet for her!

leechbabe said...

Felt boards are so much fun and one of my fav. gift ideas for preschool and toddler age children :)

homeage said...

We posted felt boards for We Play a week or so ago as they have suddenly become very popular again in our house too, and, as in your case, I have noticed how the way they are played with has gone through a big change :)

We definitely need more also ...

Christie - Childhood 101 said...

Making some of your own pieces sounds like such a great idea. Anna can help add detailing with fabric paint or gluing on sequins. I think homemade adds an extra layer of specialness. I often make sets representing stories which we know and enjoy.

Felt boards are great on so many levels.