4 Advantages Of Incorporating Flash Cards For Infant Learning & Growth
by Team Skillmatics on February 13, 2024
As parents, we're endlessly fascinated by the journey of our children's growth and development. From their first babble to their first steps, every milestone feels like a monumental achievement. The first time we hear them uttering words, we start dreaming about their future. Parents always dream of witnessing their children doing something big. Amidst this whirlwind of wonder and discovery, one tool stands out as the perfect mode to sow the seed of early learning: flash cards.
Why It's Important to Work with Educational Flashcards for Toddlers’ Growth?
Before we dive deep into the discussion of the benefits of flashcards for kids, let’s unwrap the definition of flashcards. So the meaning of flashcards as by Merriam-Webster dictionary is, ‘a card bearing words, numbers, or pictures that is briefly displayed (as by a teacher to a class) usually as a learning aid.’ In simple terms, flashcards are cards that flash numbers, pictures, definitions, meanings, synonyms, antonyms, facts and figures at both sides of them to help children get a grasp over ideas and concepts during homeschooling or even before they start school.
Research shows that early exposure to visual stimuli, such as flashcards, can significantly enhance cognitive development, language skills, fine motor skills, and emotional intelligence in pre-school children.(1)
The first ABCD of infant learning begins with children’s simple cards. From the moment they're introduced to colourful images, First 100 animals, letters, numbers, shapes & colours, infants start building essential neural connections that lay the foundation for future learning. These connections form the building blocks of language acquisition, problem-solving abilities, and critical thinking skills.
By incorporating flashcards into your child's daily routine, you're not just introducing them to letters, numbers, and shapes—you're making them curious to learn, assisting them to be more creative, and helping them be in love with learning. Each flip of a card becomes a moment of discovery, a gateway to new worlds waiting to be explored.
And it’s the beginning of honing the lifelong essential skill, of memorising things, facts and ideas. As it’s proven that kids learn faster through pictures, the images in the activity flashcards of Skillmatics let your little one retain information longer or for a lifetime.(2)
The fun, intriguing, colourful flashcards for toddlers not only pique their interest but also help them to pay attention for long periods or make them attentive. So it’s safe to say that flashcards train young brains to absorb information faster and focus better.
How to Use Flash Cards for Infants?
Now that you are aware of the advantages of uses of flashcards for kids, let's explore some practical tips on how to integrate them into your infant's learning journey:
It's never too soon to introduce activity flashcards to your little one. From the tender age of 3 months to 2 years old, parents can include educational flashcards for toddlers anytime in between. It’s the perfect time for the introduction of Skillmatics’ High-Contrast Flash Cards as kids' visual pathway grows at this time.
Choose Interactive Flashcard Games
Learning should never be boring for infants. Make children’s flash card sessions interactive and playful by engaging them in Skillmatics’ Spot n Learn flashcard game. It’s the game to improve your little bundle of joy’s observation and vocabulary skills.
Choose Age-appropriate Activity Flashcards
Action card games are not limited to 3-year-olds when Skillmatics is your gaming partner. Our collection has flashcards for kids of ages up to 10 years old. Educational flashcards like Sight Words let your little one learn up to 500 words, hone their cognitive skills and make them curious to explore more.
As parents, we hold the power to shape our children's future through the simple choices we make each day. By including baby flashcards in your kid’s daily playtime routine, you let your infants take the first step toward lifelong learning.
So, design a flashcard gaming schedule for your toddlers and kids to fill your home with laughter, learning, and the boundless curiosity of childhood.