Flashcards: Days and Months

These are flashcards on the days and the months.  I haven’t added any pictures because I’m struggling to think of appropriate pictures to represent the words.  If you can think of something, do share your thoughts in the comments because and I’ll be happy to add them to the slides.

How to use the slides:

I used to recommend a blog post I wrote some time back titled “How to Teach Your Baby (the Glenn Doman way)” as described in the book “How to Teach Your Baby to Read” by Glenn Doman.  However, since teaching my children using this method, I have found it to be unnecessarily repetitive and too slow.  Doman is right – children are brilliant learners and they can learn very fast – but I feel his method doesn’t address this adequately because it incorporates too many repetitions.  Children can learn so fast that sometimes all it takes is one flash taken in at a glance.

If you’re like me, doubting whether once is enough, then you may want to repeat the series a few more times.  I’m not going to make a recommendation on how many times it is necessary to show a child a series of flashcards because I don’t believe I have enough experience on this topic to do that.  Even now I still have trouble believing that a child can learn that quickly even though my son has proven to me time an again that it is so.  However, I do believe that 3 times a day for 5 days is probably a tad excessive.  It appears that a number of other mothers who have tried the Doman method concur.

Flash the cards quickly – about the pace of one card per second.  The younger your child, the faster I would go.  It is difficult to maintain the attention of a very young child unless you do flash them quickly.

Download the flashcards: