Each set of alphabet flashcards on this page consists of two cards. The first flashcard has both the upper and lower case forms of each letter printed together, along with a picture of something that starts with that letter. The second page contains two cards, one for the upper case version of the letter and one for the lower case version. The same identifying picture is repeated on both of these cards. Game idea: Use the separate upper and lower case cards in a Concentration style game to see who can match the correct forms the fastest.
Interesting fact: Butterflies cannot take flight if their body temperature is less than 86 degrees Fahrenheit.
Worldwide, it is estimated that, half a billion cats room the Earth. Most of their time is spent on Youtube though.
The elephant is really interesting in that there are only recognized species (African and Asian).
The most commonly accepted theory for why some people for a paranormal experience is the presence of electromagnetic fields that either blur their perception or the environment itself.
The general rule of thumb for making fresh jam is that every pound of jam requires 4 pounds of fruit.
The longest working kite that was ever created measured just over a half a mile long.
Did you know that lions are only the second largest species of cats? Tigers are the champ.
Don't let those pork bellies fool you. Pigs can reach speeds of 11 miles per hour. They are only sprinters though.
The Queen of England is the only person in the UK that is allowed to drive without a license.
The original patented name for a yo-yo was either "whirligig" or "bandalore". Yo-yo is so much cooler!
What is the Alphabet?
The alphabet is series of letters that are set in fixed sequence. Letters are basic units that embody sounds of the English language. Having a good understanding of the alphabet can make pronunciation much clearer for people. This can lead better and more fluid reading ability. There are twenty-six letters of the alphabet. Youngsters that can easily identify letters also have an increased ability to sound out the letters as well. These can help students progress to naming words and eventually stringing together sentences. I would encourage students to look around their world constantly and try to identify letters. These cards can help students get acquainted with the letters and the pictures that help them identify it. We find it easier to present students with capital letters first because they are much more visually distinct from each other.
How to Learn the Letters of the Alphabet Fast
Helping kids to learn the alphabets is a fun activity and ends up with you laughing all the time. At the same time, it's also an important learning element for kids. But, how to make the kids learn ABCs faster? Let's look at the following steps:
1. One of the practices which parents usually perform on toddlers is by playing Anywhere ABC Hunt-hide by using flashcards. The kids have to find those flashcards within a boundary.
2. You can also incorporate grocery store letter hunt for your visits to the grocery store. Kids are always excited when they visit stores, so why not make a game out of it?
3. You can also make a quick car-ride letter hunt game to help your child in memorizing alphabets quicker.
Does Using Flashcards Help Students Learn the Alphabet?
Children are always in need of finding new ways to channel their creativity, and for the most part, this creativity helps provide them with a better learning experience. Hence, better education.
Flashcards have been a part of classrooms for a long time. Students usually get to see them right at the beginning of their school journey. They also get to learn many things through them along the way. The most famous is the alphabet.
However, some questions remain; how effective is this learning practice? Does it help in improving student retention? How can teachers use them to improve a student's learning experience?
After all, it is essential to know what works and how it can be better for students.
The Art of Visual Aids
One does not learn only through the ears.
Learning is a process that uses all five senses. The eyes, ears, nose, tongue, and skin give us information. The brain receives information, decodes it, and then retains it as useful knowledge that can be helpful later on.
Yet, when it comes to seeing something, another amazing thing happens. The brain creates visual data for storage. According to educational psychologists, having pictorial representation helps for better retention, especially for children who are visual learners.
The Use of Flashcards
Flashcards are simple and colorful options to impart information in a direct and concise manner. The use of these cards is prominent in lower grades. Teachers use them as a resource to introduce vocabulary to students starting with the alphabet.
A set of flashcards is typically used for this purpose. Each contains a letter, in both upper and lower cases, and a labeled picture related to the letter. For example, a picture of an apple is presented next to the letter A. For the letter B, it is a ball.
This allows students to connect both visually, which helps with better recall. How exactly? Let us show you.
How Flashcards Work
If we show you the letter D without any other information, your mind will create a drawing in your head without you even trying. If we try to guess what that drawing is, chances are, we will be very accurate.
This is because, at some point, the introduction of the letter D came with the picture of a dog. A picture that your mind had stored sometime in the past and brings up every time you think of the alphabet.
Pictorial representation matters, and using compact flashcards helps speed up the process by keeping a student's attention focused.
There are many ways that teachers can use flashcards in their classrooms. That too for any grade.
For starters, flashcards are great for introducing new concepts to students, especially with things that students might not be able to see, like human organs. Students can associate the verbal explanation of the letter with the pictorial representation.
Games, especially memory ones, also use flashcards. Such games help the teacher assess the level of retention showcased by every student, giving them an outlook on what letter needs work.
Children can also make their own flashcards which they can share in class. This makes for a fun activity and helps students revise what they are supposed to learn while showing their creativity.
Using bright and colorful methods always works well in class, and flashcards are an excellent way to help students learn various subjects, specifically the alphabet.