Evelyn is getting very curious about learning how to read. She is only 3 1/2, so we’re starting with the basics right now. I was going to buy her some letter flashcards, but they seemed a bit overpriced for what they were. Plus, I prefer to spend time with my kids making something. I think its good for them to see that they don’t have to buy everything they want; sometimes homemade is just as good, if not better.
One afternoon while Mack napped Evie and I wrote out some alphabet flash cards on inexpensive blank 3×5 cards. Every day she and I go through the deck at least twice, and she now confidently recognizes all 26 letters. We’ve graduated onto sounding out the letters, and she beams with pride when she has the correct answer. I can’t help but beam, too!
Perhaps the best part of this simple craft project? Mack has taken an interest in the letter cards, and Evie spends time teaching him what she knows. Its so sweet to see them working together…all because we spent an afternoon making homemade flash cards!
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