FlashCards For Kids - Baby Flash Cards - Flashcards for Babies And Toddlers

by VioletteRose

In my experience, I found that flashcards are really helpful in teaching young children alphabets, words, numbers and more. At the same time they are also fun for the kids.

FlashCards are based on the visual learning method. Many studies have proven that you learn things faster when you can visualize them. The pictures will stay in your memory for a long time, and this method actually requires only less efforts from the side of the learner too. The good thing with flashcards is that they can help even young babies and toddlers to learn the words faster while they are enjoying and playing with the cards. They really do not feel like they are learning, since they are actually playing.

Here you can see some of the best flashcards that can help the little ones to learn new words while they are playing.

Of course, kids will eventually learn the language in their own pace. However, if flashcards can help them learn the words more easily, why not give them something they can also play with. When you sit with your child to show the pictures in the cards and read out the words loudly, you will also have a lovely time with your kid.

Reading the words and showing the pictures can help the kids learn the words in two ways, using the auditory and the visual methods of learning. Auditory learning method is based on the sounds you hear. The information is stored in the memory of the listeners, here children, based on the way the word sounds. If you use different tones to read different words, that will help kids to remember the specific words.

Visual learning method relies on the image you show your kids. The image is imprinted in their memory, if they look carefully for at least a moment and this method is more effective and faster. The data or information is actually associated with the images that they see.

Don't you think using info graphics where the graphical representation of data is used to explain things is more easy to remember and associate with what you are learning?

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By giving flashcards to your kids, you are helping them to learn words faster by using the visual learning method. But when you also help your kids by reading out the words in appropriate sounds while showing the related images, you are actually helping them to learn in some of the most efficient ways by using both the auditory learning method and the visual learning method.

This is also true for story books with pictures and it explains why reading with your kids is really important.

You Can Make Your Own FlashCards

It is not necessary that you have to buy the flashcards. This is one of the easiest things you can actually make by yourself. You can also involve your older kids to help you with making flash cards.

The things you need to make good flashcards are only good quality paper cards and also a good writing pen. If you can draw nicely, use your skill to draw the pictures and write the words near by. Also try to make the cards in standard flashcard sizes.

If you don't want to draw, you can take prints or photos from your own collection of images or from where ever they are freely available for your use. Make sure you use only images that you have the right to use.

Here is a helpful video I found in You Tube that explains how to make simple flashcards easily. This is really a simple method you can follow!

An advantage I found with flashcards is that you can easily carry them with you even when you travel.

I actually didn't make flashcards myself, since I had already bought the below cards from Amazon. If you want to buy the flashcards, you can find them here.

Munchkin Traveling Flash Cards

I bought these flashcards for my son when he was about eighteen months old.

He was just learning new words at that time. He was so interested in looking at the animal pictures and also the mirror. It was more like an entertainment for him at that age.

Later, he started learning the names of animals listed in the flashcards. I didn’t have to put much effort on that since he was so much interested in flipping the pages and telling the names.

The first card comes with a mirror to entertain the little ones. I guess most toddlers love to see their own face in a mirror, and my child definitely loved this! There are cards for all alphabets from A to Z each showing an animal picture with its name. They also have counting activities with pictures which help toddlers to learn counting from 1 to 10. Then there are shapes in different colors. So altogether, this product is great for learning alphabets, animal names, counting, shapes and also colors.

The Munchkin flash cards are also very easy to carry and hence you can take them along while travelling. Many times I could engage my son in the flash card activities while we were travelling. Sometimes, he just wanted to start all over again once we finished reading.

At 4.5 years he still loves to flip through the pages and say the animal names and also do the counting activities in the last pages. And now he is trying to explain the cards to his younger brother too! These cards can definitely keep little toddlers busy inside and outside home. They really do a great job in entertaining toddlers and also help them learn so much.

What I found really helpful with the Munchkin flash cards is that the cards are tied together as a single piece, so you don't have to worry about missing any cards from it.

If you like the Munchkin Traveling Flash Cards, you might also be interested in the below shown picture cards. I bought them also for my son when he was beginning to learn new words and they were really helpful.

The touch and feel flashcards is great for kids as they can actually touch the material and get the feel of the object they see. For example, in the card showing the picture of a cat, they can actually touch the synthetic fur that is incorporated into the picture card.

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Do you think flashcards are helpful for kids to learn words?

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Updated: 03/21/2016, VioletteRose
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DerdriuMarriner on 10/24/2014

VioletteRose, FlashCards are a great learning tool which helps in all areas of learning. And their use is not restricted to childhood -- they facilitate learning throughout life. Your selections all seem helpful as well as being visually attractive.

VioletteRose on 09/26/2014

Thanks EmmaSRose! I agree, the mirror makes it more attractive for kids.

VioletteRose on 09/23/2014

Thank you ologsinquito! Phonics reading is very helpful for young children, I too read phonics books with my first one.

ologsinquito on 09/23/2014

This is a nice article. I taught my children to read using a phonics-based approach.

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