My four year old son has been doing behavioral therapy for six months now. Each week we add flashcards to his stack of words for him to learn. It’s hard to find flashcards with the exact pictures we need. So I’ve been making my own! This is especially helpful for learning the names of toys around our house and the names of family members. Here are the steps I take to make his flashcards:
- Take a picture of what I want on the flashcard, or find the image on-line. I use Microsoft images most often.
- Download pictures onto the computer, or upload web images into a document.
- I fit four images/pictures to a page, making each card three by five inches.
- Print them.
- Laminate them.
Having flash cards to help James learn the words for his stuffed dog, his aunts and uncles, and his favorite foods makes a big difference in his language acquisition.
What do you make yourself to help your kids learn?