Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Flashcard Report (1)

Posted by Kero at Tuesday, January 19, 2010
I mentioned before how my son enjoys the flashcard activity. Late last year, I decided to make the activity a little more exciting by adding his other toys and books while we go over alphabets, shapes, colors, and numbers.

I would flash red, and point his book of Cars that Lightning Mcqueen is also red. I show him C is for Cat and cat says "meow" as i press the Early Learning Shape sorter which also features sounds of animals.

Yesterday late morning, while we were going with our routine, my little Andreas gave a sweet surprise. While i flashed on a square, he rummaged through his ELC shape sorter and picked out the square shape. He held it up high and tried to fit it on the square shape as if convincing Mommy, they are the same.

I showed him the card with a triangle shape and he chose the yellow triangle and tried to do the same. He did this again for the shapes circle and heart. Needless to say, Mommy was soo happy and proud of him. I see that flashcards paved so much for Andreas' interests on pre-school skills. He appreciates his alphabet and number charts we have on the wall. His familiarity with the letters and numbers also made him interested in his alphabet and the likes video. It used to be Barney and friends all day!

So what made me chose flashcards? Truth is i am not into playing (maybe because i don't remember having so much toys). He and his Dada plays more (we read more). Maybe because most of his toys are for boys. We do the basic stacking rings, shape sorters, and some musical toys but i leave the lego, cars, and keyboard toys to his Dada. Andreas enjoys reading but he can only take a few minutes of it in the morning and afternoon. I needed something to make our playtime a more learning experience. And then I remember my Grandmother's flashcards. My siblings and I all went through it so I bought a set of alphabet and numbers at Kinokuniya Bookstore.

Right after we went home, i urged his Dada to try the cards. For the first time, Andreas sat down and listened to us. That was six months ago. Then we bought another set from ELC that includes shapes, colors and some animals. We go through all those sets and he would patiently sit down and listen.

I got to go now and make his favorite chocolate ring cake =)

Andreas and his books. This was taken over the weekend.

5 sweets for Kero:

Chris on January 19, 2010 at 9:33 AM said...

wow! good for you.. my little Toby still doesnt recognize the letters yet :( but we are learning about numbers this past few days...

joei on January 19, 2010 at 10:58 AM said...

oh, good that the little one likes books! i was like that also when i was little ;)

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