Mine kind of ‘pffd’ at the flashcards and did this instead– climbing on a chair and getting into trouble. I guess she likes ‘hands on’ learning better!
My older kid LOVED flash cards. Now don’t get me wrong, we didn’t sit for hours and quiz her. It was like a game. Oh look, what’s this letter? Okay you got it right, so you get to hold it. Oops nope you didn’t know that one, so I got to keep it. Once I figured out what she knew, I’d give her six and have her name them. It actually worked out quite well. 5 minutes tops and maybe twice a week. Seems like B here doesn’t comply with that sort of thing. She randomly has learned letters from our alphabet books being read to her, and I suspect from Super Why! on PBS. What little time I got her to ‘play’ with me, she had 6 mixed case letters that she knew. Awesome! I do want to work with her, though, so I think I’ll start with the cards and see if she will play ‘the game’ with me and name any of them later this week.
How do your kids learn best?
Go ahead, talk about it!
My first is 21 years old now…and she didn’t want any help doing anything. My new baby is 9 months and so far, she’s very stoic and watches everything and then tries to mimic what she saw. So, I think she might like the game you played but my first daughter wanted to
Hold cards and tell you everything, even if she was wrong, she told you what she thought. 🙂
Mindy @The Inquisitive Mom
My kids all learn differently, but the one thing they all love to use are online learning games. We’ve tried starfall.com and abcmouse and they love them both. I also find a lot of learning comes from simply reading together and talking about what we see and experience.