We have read to our babies since the first day in the hospital but my Nanny who comes and helps twice a week and is studying early childhood development said today "Are you helping their learning and vocabulary yet with flash cards?"
Cue flash fear across this first time mothers face thinking I was missing something critical in my girls development!
But after doing some research and understanding more about flash cards it seems like a great fun way for us to take our reading and learning to the next level in a fun, interactive play setting.
Flash cards are extremely beneficial to babies as they enter the end of the first year and continue to be great through toddlerhood in fact I remember being in kindergarden and doing spelling flash cards with my Mum at the dining room table.
I was told the best way to do this activity is to choose a theme and only work through five at a time.
Example category ideas may be:-
- Household Goods
So there are some tips that I hope are helpful for you to introducing flash cards to your child. I will spending my time now creating my own which I will share with readers of our BLOG soon and make copies available for use. So please check back soon.
I personally look forward to introducing this activity to our structured play routine in the day.
Happy Play Times :-)