Hooked on Flashcards

While looking for some new and interactive activities to do with my toddler, I stumbled upon these flashcards on Amazon, and I knew I had to get a set and give them a try. After getting the first set, and seeing my son’s eyes light up as he got to touch and feel the flashcards (with added sound effects from my husband and myself), I went back and got the entire set for him; each sold separately.
My First Interactive Flashcards

Each set includes roughly 10 flashcards. Also included is an instructions/more ideas card for the parent/caregiver; however, I let my toddler explore the cards on his own and try to say the word in our native language: Armenian.


Some cards from the “Animals” box

Every single card has at least one part that is touch and feel which is great because it really gets his senses working.

Some cards from the “First Words” box

The cards are all very bright, colorful, and clearly labeled.
Perfect for Bilingual families since you can use these cards in many different ways.


Some cards from the “Colors and Shapes” box

If you also use these cards, or something similar, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Am I the only mom who is against smartphones and tablets for their toddlers to play with, or are there other moms/parents out there who would rather spend the time actually interacting with their child.

By the way, did I mention that the back of these cards is even more exciting? It has pronunciations of the words in Spanish, German, French, and Chinese? It also has several questions you can use to make the cards come to life more for your child.

Hands down, one of the best finds on Amazon I’ve had.

Happy teaching, parents,


2 thoughts on “Hooked on Flashcards

  1. Rose says:

    I’m so glad you posted this. My son is almost 2 and he doesn’t say not even 1 word. I’m going to order these and work with him. When did your son start talking? Did you do anything specific to get him to say words?

    • HookedOnStories says:

      Hi Rose. My son isn’t a perfect talker. From my own experience as a teacher, I find kids like it when you talk slower. It gives them more time to process what you are saying, and a better chance to responding. We’re a bilingual family, and we decided to only talk to him in our native language (Armenian). It is a more difficult language, and figured he’ll learn English from TV and school.
      Honestly, the one thing that got him talking was just talking to him. I am constantly talking to him. If I’m changing a diaper, I’ll tell him what I’m doing (mommy’s opening your diaper, now she’s cleaning you, now we use the cream, and here is the powder, etc.) I do it every single time. I also have lots of visuals. I love picture cards.

      Don’t worry about him not talking. He will talk when he is ready. If it makes you feel any better, Albert Einstein didn’t say a single word until he was 6, and he was a genius. 😉

      I do notice him getting frustrated when he can’t communicate all of his thoughts. That frustration has effected him. He now bites his nails 😔. I’ve tried everything, and no luck.

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