Flashcard Fun for Everyone

Flashcard Fun for Everyone 1Almost every day my daughter stands on her tiptoes and points up at our bookcase and says "cards!" She is referring to her box of First Words Look & Say Flashcards by Usborne Books. The box contains 29 sturdy flashcards that feature play-doh-like illustrations with the corresponding word in bold text (Boy, Table, Tree, Dog, etc.). 

Flashcard Fun for Everyone 2The words are simple and the illustrations are fun and unique. We play all kinds of "games" with the cards - we line them up on the table, we look for things that are outside/inside/etc., we wave to the little girl in the picture, etc. I stuck these cards in my LUG bag when we recently went on a road trip to California and I'm so glad that I did. They were convenient to carry and such a nice "change" from regular books and toys. 

Flashcard Fun for Everyone 3These cards are super fun for the dog days of summer when its too hot to spend much of the day out of doors. The set would also be a GREAT idea for a 1st birthday present. Best of all, if you make your purchase through the links on this post, you'll be supporting a work-at-home mom named Alison. If you have any questions or if you would like to sign up for an e-newsletter that features great new and old Usborne titles, you can contact her directly at alison@greatfunbooks.com. To read about new reads that are perfect for summer (and summer traveling), check out her corresponding website - Great Fun Books

WIN IT! One winner will receive the First Words Look & Say Flashcards box set ($9.99) from Usborne Books. To enter, leave a comment on this post prior to Monday, July 14 at midnight (don’t forget to follow the rules). * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address. 

*UPDATE* The winner is #110 Marla Bland. Congratulations!

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150 comments on “Flashcard Fun for Everyone”

  1. Its never too soon to start using flash cards. A truly excellent tool that helps children prepare for school.

  2. These are great. My daughter turns 2 and these would be great for her and my son is 8 months old, they would be great for him too. Thanks for the contest.

  3. I've never had the pleasure of using the cards, but I'm familiar with Usborne and I love their products. Always high quality!

  4. My two children would so love these flashcards. I can see the older playing school with the younger. The pictures are so simple and timeless. Really nice.

  5. Great way to start teaching kids when they are very young. I like that the words are common ones that kids will know.

  6. My son is a preemie and this would be wonderful for him. He was born at 25 weeks and weighed only 1 lb 11 ounces!! Every little bit of help is grateful!! He loves to learn and he loves flash cards!! Thanks for the chance!!

  7. I taught my son to read at age 3. He is now a Jr. High teacher and his wife is a teacher also. I would love to use these flashcards with my grandchildren! Made my own when my son was small. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  8. these would be great to hang on the carpet wall at work... We have lots of pictures up around the room for the kids to see words and pictures all day long...

  9. OH! These are so fun--love the simple pictures. There is nothing more fun than a little one learning a new word.

  10. With a new granddaughter born in Feb., a niece due this month, 2 friends, and 2 stepsons ( one a set of twins) expecting this year. I could really use as part of a gift basket. Please enter me, thank you

  11. Usborne really makes such high quality stuff. These cards are no exception! I love the idea of giving them as a 1st birthday present, or even a 2nd birthday present. Something like this can be used for so long in many different ways.

  12. These are really nice! We have several Usborne books and the kids love them. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  13. This would be great for my son! He is 9 months old and is at a perfect age to begin using this type of learning tool! Thanks for the opportunity!

  14. I would love these for my 3 year old daughter! She will be starting a language based class in the fall because she is delayed in speech, and something like this would help at home!

  15. Flashcards are such a great learning tool. I like that they can be done with one's child and they can also play with them on their own. Please enter my name in your drawing. Many thanks, Cindi

  16. I think this is fantastic. Many times people do not realize how young children are capable of learning.

  17. This is such a neat idea for in the car, waiting for appointments or in restaurants. Love this!

  18. I have some other flashcards, but the pictures are not this cute at all. I love learning games/toys for babies.

  19. I'm going to try teaching/learning the basic words in sign-language with our bambino (we'll see how much energy and time I have for these extra curriculars, right!?), and some flashcards would be very handy to help provide a visual for the baby. I'm planning to use online resources to learn the signs.

  20. This would be be a great gift for my nephew because he is behind on his speech and this would put him up to par with the rest of the kids his age. It would be a major help.

  21. I love usbourne books. I'd love to win these for the grandson who will turn 1 next month. Thank you.

  22. These look great. Caleb is really starting to pick up words and this would help add to his vocabulary. He loves to "study."

  23. I made my first Usborne purchase a couple months ago. I got the First Words Snap game for my son..these flash cards would be great for my youngest.

  24. The illustrations on these cards are adorable. This would be fun to help my daughter learn new words, and later on she can use the for letters and reading.

  25. These look great...I never know where I am supposed to start with my son, this looks like a great starting point! Thanks!

  26. These cards are so cute! They seem to have really nice and clear pictures :) I have two little ones who would love these! And so portable! :)

  27. I love Usborne books and so many of their other products! As a teacher, I appreciate the educational value of their products, as well as the entertainment value! These flashcards look wonderful for little tots!

    tfisher83 AT myexcel DOT com

  28. I hadn't thought about flashcards for my little guy, but I like the idea, especially since your little girl gave a first hand review by requesting to do them everyday. That's good enough for me!

  29. Is it ever too early to work on letter recognition and word sounds with a little one? I think not! ;)

  30. We don't have any flashcards yet..., but I've been on the lookout for some new books for my son. As you mentioned, the flascards are a nice alternative to books.

  31. flash cards are great for my son who caleb who is 6. For awhile the doctors were not sure if he would be able to talk and write and he has shown them htat he can. He loves flash cards

  32. Flash cards are great and I used them with my first child. I would love to win some for my littlest guy. Thanks!

  33. Flash cards are really a great learning tool. I've even used them to decorate my son's room.
    gkstratos@ yahoo.com

  34. How wonderful! I have not seen these before. I love the simplicity of them, along with the learning and fun they would bring to a little one!

  35. These flashcards have the funnest pictures on them; cute and simple. My two year old grandaughter would enjoy them.

  36. These are great and I think that Christopher would really love playing and learning with them! Thanks for the contest! chrisandamyward at comcast dot net

  37. Flashcards are wonderful! That's how I learned to read in pre-school. These would be an absolute must for any young child!

  38. I really like the illustrations, from what I can see in your pictures. So often I don't like the quality of the pictures on flashcards, or they don't do a good job of isolating the object they are naming, so these look great!

  39. We have these cards too, and I just thought I'd put in my two cents worth of support. My daughter loves them, they're nice and sturdy for her little hands, the illustrations are fun and engaging and they are a wonderful teaching tool. Whoever wins them will not be disappointed, and everyone else should invest in a set or add them to a wishlist!

    http://psychmamma.wordpress.com

  40. My 3 year old has speech delay problems, so flashcards are a must for us right now. We have some, but they are almost worn out, thanks so much for the opportunity.

  41. This sounds like a fun and interactive way to teach your little one new words it could also be used make up stories maybe pick so many cards out of the pile and incorporate those objects into a story

  42. What a wonderful birthday present for that 1st big one. I have a nephew who's family already seems to have everything. This would be such a perfect gift.

  43. flashcards is the ONLY way i memorized all the bones and muscles of the body. such a great aid for strengthening a little one's memory. plus FUN full color pictures. what a great set.

  44. These cards look like a lot of fun. We have been running out of indoor things to do lately and it is HOT outside. This afternoon we made it out only long enough to play with a bowl of ice :)

  45. My little guy is at the stage where he's pointing to everything, wanting to know what things are called. These look like a product that would be perfect for him. Might have to add these to our wishlist!

  46. I did just recently buy some of the Usborne Books from the That's Not My... series. Each page has a different texture and Sam love them.

  47. I like the idea of my 3 1/2 yr old son "teaching" his little sister these words! And what a great addition to our travel bag! Thanks, Stephanie!

  48. I can just see your cute little peanut asking for those cards! I love it.

    I would love to get a set of these to practice with my 18 month old, and my little 6 month old. Any help that they can get while in the car with me, or while we are waiting for the endless lines that seem to be throughout life, it's a great chance for them. I'd love to get a sign language set to put on the back that I could do the motion to help them with that as well. Wonderful giveaway.

  49. I love flash cards.. I was actually thinkin' of maybe getting some for my son for his birthday coming up the end of the month. I was home schooled and my mom used a lot of flash cards. Thanks for the chance.

  50. Usborne books are so good! My girlfriend sells them and I am always inpressed with the quality, pictures and variety of whta thye have! As for flash cards....same here! My daughter has two boxes right now and one goes on trips, the other is home. She points and says "cards"also, loves the touchy feely ones. Such a fun learning tool!

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