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
- Now a universal app.
- Removed shake to delete feature.
- Fixed various bugs that caused the app to crash.
Ratings and Reviews
WOW, what an awesome app! It has really allowed my boys (2&5) to unleash their imagination and creativity. They absolutely love it! They are creating stories which enable us to talk about the characters and settings they have created. I'm not sure that I've ever seen my boys this enthusiastic about an app. Just as soon as one completes his story, the other one wants his turn. They have been astronauts, farmers, woodsman, hikers in the mountains, pirates, dragon slayers, etc. They like that they're able to resize their characters however big or small they want them to be. They especially loved recreating "Monkeys on the Bed", they actually go through the song and do their counting (subtractions) while having a monkey fall off the bed each time. This scene is always filled with laughter! This app is going to go a long way with my boys. It is packed with tools for a never-ending imagination. They are also putting numbers, shapes and their names into the scenes, what a great educational aspect. Who knew that so much fun, creativity and education would cost so little! This is a great family oriented app. The possibilities for stories are endless and the fact that you're able to capture a photo of their stories is priceless! This app is a real bang for your buck. A big THANK YOU to the developers for creating such a wonderful, wonderful app! This deserves a 10 star rating!
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.
Nice straight-forward app
I like that once a piece is set on top of the other (e.g. boots on the girl) they all move together, yet you can still move them when directly selected unless you "glue" them. Clever design! The general look and feel is nice, very much like a real felt board. I wish you could put pieces you decided not to use back in the side tray, versus the recycle bin in the corner. This may be confusing for some children. Also, it's a little difficult to scroll in the side tray - when I intended to scroll I kept accidentally selecting items and getting frustrated when multiples piled on the board. This is a very fun app for kids of a variety of ages; I would definitely use this in my speech therapy sessions. It may be a little hard for kids with less developed motor systems to navigate and control, but overall is pretty easy to use. I would love to see more "themes" e.g. common stories (Jack and the Beanstalk etc)
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.