I’ve always been a firm believer of flashcards, and I used them a lot when Little Edison was much younger. Unfortunately, after my helper left, I don’t have much time to make flashcards for him.
Many people think that flashcards are only for young kids, but in fact, they work for kids of any age too. When a child sees what he’s learning, over and over again, it will automatically sink right in. So, the key is the repetition.
We can make flashcards with numbers, words, pictures and even science facts, and we will see that our children can learn any subjects quickly using the flashcards.
Recently, I found some word flashcards in one of the workbooks that I bought for Little Edison. That’s how we rediscovered the fun of learning through flashcards again. I made them into three levels of word games for him:
1. Read aloud (Level 1) – Take turn to pick a word and read out loud.
2. Rearrange the words to make a sentence (Level 2) – Give him a few words and ask him to make a sentence with them.
3. Make a sentence with a specific word (Level 3) – Give him one word and ask him to make a sentence using that word.
So far, he can make sentences up to six words and he really enjoys doing it. If you have word flashcards at home, please try the above and let me know if your kids enjoy it.