I love flash cards. I know some people don't really like them, but I think they are one of the most affordable products available to teach children.
Educational Toys Planet gave me Alphabet Flash Cards to review. Educational Toys Planet is an awesome website, that allows you to easily sort products by age, gender, price and category. They have a gift finder, which lets you search all of them at one time. A wish list and gift registry are available, and they ship free if you order over $75 of product. Although I didn't order from their website, the shipping was very quick, and testimonials from customers also rave of the quick shipping times.
The flash cards themselves were Alphabet Flash Cards from School Zone. They are quality flash cards. They have good color and are sturdy cardboard. They are made of nice smooth cardboard, not the cheaper rough kind.
Each card has a picture on one side and a letter on the other side. My only complaint is also something I like about it. Some of the pictures are somewhat obscure for alphabet flash cards. For instance, these cards are recommended for children as young as 3 years old, and I am pretty sure that most children that young would guess that the "J is for jet" is more of an "A is for airplane". I can see this as something some people might not like, but as I love to teach kids new vocabulary it works great for me. There are cards for every letter of the alphabet, both uppercase and lowercase.
Hadlee already knows her letters, and Miss Baby is to young to learn them, but they were good for quick review for Hadlee, and teaching Miss Baby the names of different things. The cards come with Parent Card with ideas for how to use the cards in creative ways, which is awesome, because just drilling flash cards can get old for kids.
I was really happy with the quality of the flash cards and the shipment speed from Educational Toys Planet.
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