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Are math and word cards too boring for your child?

"My child loves picture cards, but looks away the moment I pick up the word cards!" Sounds familiar?

It's a no-brainer that our children love picture cards-what's not to love about pictures, right? They're bright, colorful and have so many interesting details! Compare that to a word or a card filled with random dots! As soon as the initial curiosity settles in, these cards don't really appeal to our little explorers.

How do we then make our flashcard sessions interesting? Here's how-

  1. You don't necessarily need to flash dots. The idea is to introduce quantities-it can be anything! If your child is fascinated by a cartoon character or cars or anything else, use that in place of dots!

  2. Use strategically placed images inside the dot cards such that the focus is on the dots but there's a surrounding image.

  3. When flashed in isolation, words don't hold much appeal to children. Seen any children's books with only text? Hence, it's always a better idea to use the word and picture simultaneously so that the child can connect the picture with the word. This way, your child will love to look at word cards!

  4. For better retention and interest, reinforce the flashcard topics with real life objects or more information about the topic. Example-Teach counting with real life objects or make a home made book about a topic. You can also give your children activities around the same. The objective is to help connect the topics with real life and to build curiosity and interest in a variety of subjects.

So, go ahead and make use of these tips and don't forget to come back here and tell us how it goes. :)

P.S. Our program uses all of these methods and more to make the flashcards very interesting for your children. It's like your own miniature library with all kinds of flashcards-ready to play in a click! Contact us to know more.

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