Alphabet flash cards
Age: toddler, child, parent
Skill for Bub: Mind Builder
Play off your computer this interactive set of alphabet flash cards for your child. You can also print your own set and follow our ideas on how to use them for your childs learning.
Click on the “Launch Game” button to experience an interactive version of the Alphabet Flash Cards. You can choose to “Play All” where it will play the alphabets from A-Z with a voice teaching your child each letter. Or sit with your child and go through the alphabets one by one using the left/right arrows beside the cards. Alternatively, you can also click the “Listen” button to hear the voice read each alphabet aloud, one by one.
(To view the interactive Flash cards, you will need to have Adobe Flash Player. You can download this for free at the Adobe website.)
Listed below are a whole lot of ideas of how to use these cards. Remember to adjust each activity according to your child’s age and ability and above all – be positive, patient and give them lots of praise.
Spell my name
Help you child pick out all the letters in their name and lay them out in order. Go through each letter and make the relevant sounds. Finally, spell the name out loud.
Look at the word
Look at the picture on the front of the card and then write the word on the back of the card. Ask your child to tell you what the picture is. Once they have identified it correctly turn the card over and show them the word. Sound out all the letters in the word.
Vowels and Consonants
For the older children, ask them to separate the cards into 2 groups – vowels and consonants. Practice making simple words by picking one vowel and adding some consonants.
Lay out 3 or 4 cards in a row. Go through the cards together with your child and talk about the letter and image. Ask you child to close their eyes and take one away. See if they can pick the one that’s missing, then it’s your turn.
Ask your child to pick a card. Review the letter and the sound it makes. Ask them to find something else in their home that starts with the same letter. It’s easier if you go first so they have an example of what to do. It’ll also help keep their attention if you pick something they love like biscuit, bike, book etc…instead of broccoli.
Cut and Paste
Ask your child to pick out a few of the flash cards. Give them a few old magazines you never had time to read anyway. Help them cut out pictures like the ones they see on the cards as well as pictures of other things that begin with the same letter. Try gluing them into a scrapbook and help them write the letter on the page. You can get great, cheap scrapbooks from your local supermarket.
How to Print the Alphabet Flash Cards
Click on the “Launch game” button above to play the the Alphabet Flash Cards. When the Flash cards appear, you will see a Print button at the bottom between the “Listen” and “Main Menu” buttons. Upon clicking on “Print”, you will be able to download the Flash Cards in an Adobe PDF format. After downloading and saving the file to your desktop, open the file and print as per your computer settings.
(To print the Flash cards, you can download the latest version for free from the Adobe website.)