HOW TO: Make Wooden Photo Flash Cards

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Flash cards are to toddlers what an Internet searchbar is to adults: a vital gateway and endless opportunity to learn new things. One of the best physical teaching tools a parent can use to educate their child, flash cards teach knowledge hungry young minds how to recognize and correlate objects from the everyday (egg) to the sensational (dinosaur). They foster reading, spelling and language skills, and toddlers love playing with them given their short attention spans and desire to learn on the fly. For all these reasons, we love this DIY tutorial for how to make your own wooden photo flash cards for your kids. Read on to learn more about these clever brain builders!

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These sturdy flash cards designed by Jackie Kersh of Avocado & Papaya feature colorful, eye-popping images, and may be easily tailored to teach your tot about anything that captivates his/her interest. Whether you highlight household items “chair,” “shoes,” family members “Daddy,” “Grandma,” or special memories from a vacation, “ocean,” “forest,” these flash cards have endless potential. Another ingenious attribute of their inherent design is that they also double as building blocks, so your kids may inadvertently learn to read and spell while looking at the words during unstructured playtime. Click here to read the step by step tutorial on making these heirloom quality wooden photo flash cards.

+ Flash Card Tutorial from Avocado & Papaya via Ohdeedoh

Photos by Jackie Kersh

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3 Responses to “HOW TO: Make Wooden Photo Flash Cards”

  1. teganaubrie says:

    What a great idea! Thank you for sharing. I have a friend’s baby shower in January so I’ll have enough time to make them…

  2. JuliannaShaw_ZoLi says:

    These are darling! I love that you can make them yourself and put together sets for whatever you are working with your child on at that time. The photos here are beautiful – so visually interesting, and the zipper one is great for motor skills.

  3. green baby green mama says:

    These are beautiful! Thank you for this DIY tutorial – a great family project for rainy days!

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