My friend Robin runs Learning Wonders.  They specialize in felt boards and cut outs to teach pre-schoolers.  She created all the kits herself and her company has been such a success story and inspiration to me.  You start by buying a board that has a really cute background and then a felt set to place and move around on the board.  It is a great hands on way for your young ones to learn. 

Here is her winter set - only $7.95 -

They are having a great $5 sale right now.  Click HERE to see all of her sets and help get your young ones inspired!