Disclosure: A deck of these flashcards were provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are mine.
Doing educational activities over the summer is a great way for me to keep my kids’ skills sharp and help them transition into their next school year. My sons are four, six and almost eight with very different learning styles and skill levels, so having a variety of activities to tempt them away from the electronics is a must.
We often use printed pages, workbooks, and writing exercises, but I usually have to use a separate learning tool for each of my kids. That’s what makes versatile learning tools like these Alphabet Flash Cards from EducationalToysPlanet.com so nice. I’m able to sit with each of my sons and use the cards in different ways.
Each of the 52 (26 uppercase and 26 lowercase) printed alphabet cards is designated its own letter. The cards are printed on both sides which makes it easy for me to use them in a speed round fashion when testing how fast my youngest can identify the letter. I don’t have to turn the card over to see which letter it is so we can go as quickly or slowly as we want or need to.
Also, along with each letter is a vibrantly colored picture and written word, such as apple for ‘A’ and x-ray for ‘X’. My boys really like the pictures and it helps my middle son, who has learning delays, with sounding out words and making connections between the word and its meaning. He loves the time we spend with these flashcards and I can really see him working to sound things out on his own. Mr. Independent.
While the alphabet flash cards are recommended for ages three to five, even my eldest likes to get in the fun by testing how quickly he can read the words on the cards. We’ve even developed a game where he has to choose a random card and then find that word in one of his story books.
Overall, I think the these flash cards are a perfect fit for my kids, offering a positive learning experience for each of them. For the price, $2.97, they’re a good value and I’d recommend them to other families with young learners.
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