Welcome to kidZstory >> educational felt boards, figures, backgrounds, masks and puppets

Learning is child’s play!

Children play to learn. They explore the world through their senses. They experience, learn and grow; by seeing, touching, imagining, and creating.

Our kidZstory felt products appeal to children on so many levels. Felt is a visual and tactile resource that provides a wealth of opportunities to use and develop speaking and listening skills alongside mathematical knowledge, social skills, creative ability and imagination. At the same time, your children’s intellectual experiences of the world will be broadened as they encounter classic children’s literature in the form of stories, fairy tales and rhymes.

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

Multiple Intelligences

It is widely recognized that people have preferences for learning in different ways. Some people are ‘musical’, others are very ‘social’, some are ‘academic’, and others are more ‘practical’. This is often referred to as “multiple intelligence theory” or sometimes the “VAK (Visual Auditory Kinesthetic) model”. (Of course, we all use a mixture of styles but we will have a distinct preference for one or two over the others.)

educational felt board

The basic learning styles are outlined below.

  • Linguistic words and language
  • Logical-Mathematical logic and numbers
  • Musical music, sound, rhythm
  • Bodily-Kinesthetic body movement control
  • Spatial-Visual images and space
  • Interpersonal awareness of other people's feelings
  • Intrapersonal self-awareness

Using felt board resources provides a valuable multi-sensory learning experience that taps into many of these different learning styles. Studies have shown that the more senses you involve in a learning session the more effective it will be!

When children are using a felt board they will be:

  • speaking and listening (Linguistic and Auditory skills)
  • observing, developing color recognition, shape and spatial perception (Visual skills)
  • feeling and touching (Tactile skills)
  • developing hand / eye coordination, manipulating objects (Fine Motor skills)
  • reasoning, exploring cause and effect, sorting, problem solving, patterning, sequencing, experimenting with ideas, extending math skills (Intellectual development)
  • learning respect for others and human values (Spiritual development)
  • imagining, pretending, appreciating music and drama (Creative skills)
  • learning about health and social relationships (Life Skills)