The “Bornholm Model” – language games prevent reading and writing difficulties

The Bornholm is well-known in Sweden where it enjoys strong scientific support. The methodology of this model is frequently used in many Swedish preschools and primary schools to strengthen the child’s reading and writing development, as well as to prevent reading and writing difficulties, among other things through linguistic games.
Current research (source:
clearly shows that linguistic games and exercises increase phonetic awareness in children.
As a contrast to today’s computerised society, channel board stories build on human biological prerequisites.
The Flano stories from Flano Design AB are clear examples of an educational aid supported by the Bornholm model. We know how our brain works, and we know how important the pace, choice of words and methodology are for language development in children. This is what Flano Design has taken as its mission.

Children exposed to many stories become better prepared for starting school.
”Stimulate language development by reading fairy tales, stories and talking to children. Everybody needs verbal stimulation,” says Professor Ingvar Lundberg, the creator behind the successful Bornholm Model. “Strengthened linguistic awareness facilitates children’s reading skills,” he ends.

Suggestions: For the younger children in pre-school, soft verbal stimulation is perfect, while slightly older children are more receptive to the Bornholm model.
However, no matter what the age the Flano stories and associated aids make a perfect tool for achieving this target.

These Flano stories, rhymes and riddles fit the “Bornholm Model” perfectly:
Peter and his Four Goats, The Mitten, Goldilocks, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Little Red Riding Hood, Where do You Live, Mouse? and The Runaway Pancake.

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