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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



As a MOMs with Apps member, we follow the "Know what's inside" best practices for kids’ apps


Privacy: We do not collect or store personal information. Felt Board does not include ads, links to social media or in app purchase.

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

 $2.99 in iOS App Store


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Version History

Launched Mar 05, 2012 (almost 7 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 8 months, on average.

Aug 19
Version 3.0.0

- Now a universal app.
- Removed shake to delete feature.
- Fixed various bugs that caused the app to crash.

Nov 09
Version 2.0.2

Bug fixes for iOS 8

Oct 05
Version 2.0.1

Bug Fix for Camera Functionality.

Sep 29
Version 2.0

- All New Look
- Retina Images and new zoo animals, pattern blocks, and vehicles
- Added ability to rotate pieces
- Added a gallery which allows you to save and restore your felt board creations
- new video tutorial and Know What's Inside program badge

Oct 08
Version 1.2.1

Bug Fixes

Sep 20
Version 1.2.0

Changed the way that items are selected. You now tap items to select rather than drag out the drawer. This makes scrolling easier and prevents accidental selections.

Aug 20
Version 1.1.0

- Added a flash when the camera is used. This will allow you to see that a picture was taken when the sound has been muted.
- Added new scenery items: watermelon wedge, bridge, clock, plate, spoon, castle pieces, and an assortment of larger leaves.
- Added a wheel chair to the accessories.
- Added new animals: white mouse, goats, trolls, and humpty dumpty.

Mar 20
Version 1.0.35

-Can turn camera on and off (from the info page)
-Extra glue drops can be thrown away in the recycle bin.
-Now works on iPad 3

Mar 05
Version 1.0.26

Previous 3 versions


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