Going along with our space theme, I decided to give flash cards a try. We have never used flash cards before, but I have been wanting to see how effective they were on my 3-year-old and also my 20 month old. So I searched online and all through my favorite tot school/homeschooling blogs and found these amazing flash cards! I printed them out and used packing tape to give them the “laminated” feel. I know, I know, ghetto right? But hey, it works!
My girls LOVE LOVE LOVE these flash cards. They seriously demand to show everyone how well they are learning their planets. Well B wants to show everyone, and A just does anything and everything B does. And when we do the flash cards for someone, we do them at least 3 times each, so 6 times all together. A doesn’t talk very well yet but she is super cute when she says “Mars” and “Earth”! B gets super excited and starts going to fast, and she sometimes calls Pluto, Goofy! Haha! She says that’s how she remembers it, is to think about Goofy.
The cards include all the planets (including Pluto) and the sun and moon as well.
After doing it off and on for about a week, B knows 6-7 out of 11 cards, and A knows 3. Pretty good I think.
Here is the link to the blog – Homeschooling 4 Free. Be sure to check out all the great stuff on there!