Design scenes, dress up characters and let your imagination soar as you invent your own stories with Felt Board. Especially designed for imaginative play, storytelling and learning, Felt Board is perfect for children, families, teachers and therapists.
Create characters by selecting skin color, hair and facial features. Choose from a wide variety of costumes, settings and props for hours of magical make believe play. And because it is an app, the pieces will never get lost.
Recently updated with all new images, Felt Board now also includes a gallery to save and edit Felt Board designs.
Whether used by children as a creative play set, or by adults as a storytelling resource and teaching aid, Felt Board offers a variety of benefits for children, including:
- A simple user interface that allows independent exploration
- A wide variety of characters and settings to encourage creativity and imaginative play
- Fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination skills are developed while dragging, placing and pinching objects to scale
- Colorful shapes, Letters and Numbers are included as an educational resource
- Pattern block shapes that can be rotated to make geometric designs
- Varied facial expressions to discuss emotions of characters
- Community helpers characters and vehicles
- Pieces for popular preschool and nursery songs, stories and rhymes including 5 Little Monkeys, Old MacDonald, Itsy Bitsy Spider, 3 Billy Goats Gruff and more
Winner Best Kids Toy App, 2012 Best App Ever Awards
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What reviewers are saying:
“One of my favorite apps for early learning.” – Childcareland
“The kindergarten teacher in me is doing cartwheels and flips over my latest app find: Felt Board by Software Smoothie.” – The Orange County Register, OC Moms
“We love the open-ended nature of this app with plenty of backgrounds to keep your child engaged.” – Kindertown
“Felt Board is a lovely app for iPad, a charming simulated rendition of a traditional felt board…” – Giggle Apps
“LOVE, love, love this app from Software Smoothie!” – The iPhone Mom
“This app has a variety of benefits for children with Special Needs.” – Somewhere Over the Spectrum
“Little kids and big kids alike will love this app..” – Four Monkeys 4 Me
“The sky’s the limit with this brilliant app.” – Storytiming Flannel Friday
“I see all sorts of uses for this app – It’s great for fine motor practice, imaginary play, as a stimulus speech practice and for storytelling, but above all it is fun and creative.” – The iMum
“An excellent app to share with your loved ones…” – Apps 4 Moms
“A rare gem in a sea of fool’s gold…” – Pre-K Pages
Ratings and Reviews
Wonderful app! I just have a request
I’m a preschool teacher. I’ve recently started doing Zoom meetings due to the pandemic. I teach 3 year olds and I’m very happy that I get to do felt board stories, rhymes and games with this app. My class loves them! It is easy to use and intuitive. It functions like a real flannel board and I like that you can reduce the size of the objects.
One request I have is for the developers to provide different colours of the same object. For example, I have this game where the kids guess which house the mouse is hiding. Originally, the houses have different colours. But because the house in the app has only one colour, I had to add a number to the house.
Another reason for having different colours for an object is so that they’re easy to see even though they overlap. There’s a rhyme that involves 5 elephants playing in the bathtub that I’m bummed to not be able to do because putting them together in the tub makes them look like they’re 1 entity with multiple eyes and trunk.
So yeah, different colours would be great. I’d even be willing to spend extra for those additional things
Developer Response ,
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a thoughtful review. We really appreciate your suggestions and are so glad to hear about how you are using our app with your preschool students.
Felt Board is a wonderful app that allows a child to easily create scenes or stories from the ground up. Beginning with choosing a background from the 30 provided, to choosing the characters including skin tone and facial features, to clothing worn, animals, nature and so much more. Items added to the background are easily sized smaller or larger. This app is reminiscent of the felt boards used in schools, but much easier to navigate and build. Students/ Children will love the ease of building their story and option to save it . One of the best features I found within the app was the glue bottle which allows one to fuse the parts created together. This cut down on frustration level . Icons identifying the part needed to create from are unobtrusive and easily accessed from the left side. This is a lovely app that will bring hours of fun to those using it. From an education standpoint, it could be used during speech therapy to work on many different concepts and to learn new vocabulary, by OT to practice and use fine motor skills and in the classroom used as a tool to create a story to tell and/or write about. Beautiful colors and graphics.
Great Teaching Tool
This app is so creative and fun. My students are non-verbal or have very low expressive speech & language skills. Felt Board allows us to create stories, pictures or scene that we can connect to literature or experiences. I've found it to be a great way to build vocabulary and to elicit expressive speech and language. I even made a class book using print outs of my students' creations. There are so many ways to use this app other than to "just make pictures": storytelling, cause/effect, fine motor, speech/language, colors, shapes, numbers, letters, spelling, etc. While one student may only be working on choosing colors, another may be using it as a fun way to practice spelling words. This is an app that allows children to use their imagination.
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- David Douglas
- 671.5 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- 4+, Made for Ages 6–8
- © 2011
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.