I made the pieces for it: my boss as a little girl, her sister, her parents, and the police officer. This story also needed a monkey and a tree, which I borrowed from another flannel set.
Here are the family pieces:
I told the story several times, but it never seemed to connect with the kids, no matter how I told it or what age group my audience was. I finally gave up on it and the pieces languished in their folder for years, watching me pass them by every time I planned a story time.
At my current library we have a flannelboard in the children's room where I can put out pieces for the kids to play with. I figured it was time to give these new life, so I put them on the board for the kids to enjoy.
Turns out, pieces that I handle can be a lot more fragile than pieces the kids handle. Who knew, right?
|Yeah, that's her hand that's still stuck to her dress. |
Her arm got super stretched and then her hand ripped off. Ouch.
Sigh. Lesson learned.