Thursday, May 21, 2015

Thoughts for Thursday: Toddler Flash Cards

A lot of y'all commented and emailed about the toddler flash cards I posted about on Monday. We absolutely love them, so I thought I'd share a little insight on them for anyone else who is interested. 


The flash cards on the top left are from the "Teach My Baby" Learning Kit that Brandon's aunt gifted us with before Walker was born. She is a former educator {she even wrote the curriculum for public schools in the state of Georgia!} so I definitely trust her opinion when it comes to educational stuff for children. 

Walker really loves this kit, which includes different flash cards, books, puzzles and puppets to teach your baby first words, numbers and body parts {e.g. nose, eyes, ears}. We typically spend about 15 minutes a day just doing flash cards; he'll even go grab the yellow box and point to it, signing "more" to me. I take that as a good sign! {Pun intended.} 

This kit is for babies 6-18 months, but there is a "Teach My Toddler" Learning Kit that I plan to purchase later this summer for the little man. 


The other flash cards are from a site called Mr. Printables, which I found by searching "Free Printable Toddler Flashcards" on Pinterest. This site has a ton of flash cards you can download and print out, including the alphabet {even in other languages, including Spanish, German, Danish and French}; shapes; colors; numbers; and various vocabulary words. 

I just downloaded them and printed them out on cardstock. My plan is to laminate them soon, but we'll see if I ever get around to that! ;) 



These are really excellent tools for your little one! Truly, they are little sponges and soak everything up; you'll be surprised what they can remember and learn...and fast! Like I said, we try to spend 15-20 minutes a day going over these, whether with Walker sitting in my lap when we get home from school, or when he's sitting at the table having a snack, or even when he's playing in the bathtub! 

Linking up with Annie and Natalie 

2 comments:

  1. These are great flash cards!! As being a teacher I love these :)
    Chelsea @ thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com/

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  2. I LOVE this idea! I need to get these for Gracie!

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