Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Smartie Pants Flashcard Game

 
 Details:  Playskool Flashcards: First words for ages 3 and up. Comes with reward stickers.  Great for first time learners, and easy learning for them.  With bright bolded fonts, and easy fun pictures, these flashcards are perfect for any child to use.


My Review: We've been using these flash cards for the whole year to help my 6 year old learn to read.  This subject is the one he HATES and FIGHTS the most.  So as we continue to try to encourage him, and help him see the fun and joy of learning, not just the importance here is what he has told us.  He loves these flash cards, and after using them for 10 months he now begs for me to play a little game we created.  So here's the game, the rules, and how we play it.

Rules: 4 step process

Using the back of a card I hide the image
so that he focuses first on the letters,
then focus on the sounds

Once he can put the sounds together and say
the word and know what he is saying
he gets to see the image and write it down

Here is how well he did just the other day.
One thing I'd like to mention, is in these images you'll see stickers on some of the words.  Those words are brand new that day, and the ones that really gave him a hard time.  So as we continue this game daily or weekly he knows he's getting better by which words don't get the stickers.  When he completes a page with only 3 stickers or less on it he gets a reward from my Reward box.



34 comments:

  1. although my kids are older... they still like playing with these flashcards.. its just something about them

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    1. That's good to know. I'll keep that in mind as my kids grow.

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  2. This is a great idea! My daughter is learning sight words. Thanks for the fun game to play with her.

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    1. You're welcome. Yes, my 4 year old is almost ready for this game too.

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  3. This is awesome. My son is still in the early stages of learning to read, so this would reinforce what he is working on in school & with me!!

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    1. Would it be helpful if I posted some good flashcard companies? Or do you have some that you like?

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  4. Flash cards were so important in helping my eldest son learn to read. I had actually made my own because I could not find something like this. Such a great learning product

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    1. We're making "site word" 'non image" word flashcards right now. My first grader is helping and loving it.

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  5. Flash cards are amazing!! I love how many different games you can make out of them!

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    1. Do you have a good flash card game you like?

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  6. I love how you got to convince your son to love these! Looks like those are some fun flashcards I could give to my niece when she grows a bit more :-) Thanks for the share.

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  7. I grew up with flash cards. And now I plan on using them with my kids. Learning sight words are an important part of pre-reading skills!

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  8. I love this system. Using stickers would keep my girls playing along. Great idea.

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    1. And you can even change the rules to fit what your kids' needs are.

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  9. flashcards are a huge help in my household. My son has to have a visual when learning.

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  10. I love flash cards. My youngest is learning her letters and letter sounds right now.

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    1. Very cool! I got some ABC flash cards for my 4 year old months ago that we still use with him. He loves the pictures.

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  11. Looks like a wonderful product... Will check this out for my niece

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  12. I'm one of those kids who really loved flashcards. I thought that was a fun way to learn things!

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  13. I'm glad you've had success with them because they do work and kids do love the game and fun part of learning that they introduce.
    Elizabeth

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  14. FLASH CARDS! What a great idea! My niece is having some trouble with reading, by trouble I mean that she too seems disinterested in it. Perhaps this is a good solution. Also I had no idea Playskool had flash card games, good to know!

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    1. Me either until we found them. And we've tried other brands but my son loves this one.

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  15. Very nice, especially if your child has a hard time on the subject!

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  16. Flash cards are wonderful learning tools. My kids used to love learning with flash cards :)

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  17. This would be perfect for my homeschool!

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    1. We're home schoolers too, and love these fun make it your self teaching tools.

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