Friday, April 30, 2010

How to make flashcards for your kids

One of my husband's favorite memories of his childhood, was reviewing flashcards with his dad. They called them bits and his dad made them into a game. They had vegetables, numbers, colors and letters. Seth wanted to continue this activity with his children, so he set about making flashcards. He did a really good job, but to have them all printed was going to cost us a fortune. That is when I came up with this idea.

A lot of photo printing companies print playing cards, and I found one ArtsCow that will let you do double sided cards, without the spades and hearts and such on them. I googled pictures and use some of my own and uploaded them and ArtsCow even let me write on them. So on one side of the cards are fruits and veggies and the other side have animals. They are super compact and we take them everywhere. She loves looking at the pictures of the animals. I am working on a set for numbers, letters and shapes right now. They weren't that expensive but since ArtsCow ships from overseas, they take awhile to get here and shipping can be expensive. They often have free shipping promotions that you can take advantage of.
Do you do flashcards in your house?
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