Re: Flash Card views for Early Years Learning
Posted by Giacomelli
August 15, 07:54PM
I thought I’d reply to your email as I am a childminder and about to start the OU MA in Childhood and Youth Studies.
Flash cards: I used them for a very short while with my son just before he started and a little bit during reception. Only for unusual but common words, eg words that we often use but aren’t spelt phonetically like “the”. To be honest he found them pretty boring so I only ever got about 5 minutes at a time. With my minded kids Who are mainly under 3s I have homemade painted stones with letters on one side and pictures on the other. They spend ages looking at them and stacking them up, they are more tactile and seem to have been more successful. Maybe I will use flash cards when my kids are older?
Good luck feel free to email back if you have more questions