Playful learning with tradition!
By applying both educational experience and family-style care, the Flano Design family business is devoted to contributing to the success of the next generation. We are driven by the conviction of how important it is to develop children and youngsters based on natural needs, interests, talents, skills and needs.
The company was founded in 1996 and has developed since then. In 2006, it took its current form as a limited liability company. We specialise in flannel board stories, and over the years the range of stories has expanded with more educational products.
The colourful, high-quality fairy tales from Flano Design place emphasis on a well-paced story, careful choice of words and methodology for meeting course plan requirements. We are keenly aware of how important participation and reflection are to children’s linguistic development. This is why we combine a wide range of flannel board stories from well-known classics with newer stories produced in-house. No matter which story you choose, you are always ensured the highest quality and colourful designs.
Who do we target?
Educationalists in pre-school and primary schools throughout Sweden use the licenced or in-house produced fairy tales and stories for children aged from around 1 to 9 years old. The strength of these flannel board stories lies in their appeal to the heart and the brain, where words, pictures, colours and shapes together connect in the narrative tradition where the children participate on their own premises.
In the resulting dialogue, everyone can take part and be recognised and accepted as a truly unique individual.
How does the flannel board story work?
Through active participation in the story, children develop knowledge and learn to interact. This is where a creative, productive and long-term foundation is created which encourages linguistic development, self-esteem and an improved understanding of new situations and unknown futures. At the same time, we preserve a piece of the Swedish cultural heritage. I am sure many of you have special and fond memories of Pippi Longstocking, The Tale of the Little, Little Old Woman, Alfie Atkins, Anna and the Tall Uncle, or The Little Spook Laban.
The colourful pictures are printed on felt – simply cut them out and then stick them onto the flannel board.
Tailor-made solutions, licenced stories and in-house production
Select between classic tales which we licence-manufacture or our range of quality products made in-house.
All fairy tales and stories are supplied with clear texts, and it is also possible to supplement this with tailor-made solutions and educational guidance material.
The exciting world of fairy tales is a perfect entry into numerous different educational areas, including topics such as units of volume and measurement, weights and volumes, animals, nature and various environmental issues.
Flano Design offers a wide range of products in many different areas. Is there anything you require? Do let us know. Then we can develop a flannel board story and/or an educational product tailor-made to fit your needs. With playful learning building on tradition, the end result becomes doubly satisfying since the heart and brain are working together.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Don’t hesitate. Give us a call or send us a note by mail if you have any questions, ideas, suggestions or other requirements.
“Many thanks for a really nice page with lots of good material! The children love the stories and want to listen to them over and over again.”
– Kristin Klintgärde, nursery teacher, Sweden
“The Flano stories double as a supplementary tool that I take with me to different author visits. For example at the Alfie Atkins’ Cultural Centre in Gothenburg, the children participated in “Poppe Goes Flano” that was very much liked.”
– Charlotta Lagerberg – Thunes, Author, behavioural scientist and lecturer.
“The Flano stories are very popular here at the library in Leksand. Primarily they are borrowed by nurseries, but also by private individuals, and then of course we use them during our own story-times at the library. The Flano stories constitute an easy way to illustrate the narrated story.