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Flashcard Labels

Teach your child to read with the help of flashcard labels attached to objects around the house.


Your child (aged 18 months to 4 years) is showing an interest in reading words. Here is a fun way to increase their reading vocabulary.


You can use SQOTS™ square sticky dots to attach flashcard labels to toys, furniture, etc. around the house. You can also attach photos of those objects to duplicate flashcards of the labels. The duplicate cards are for use in games and to consolidate learning. Start with a small number of labels (say 4).


To make 4 flash cards you will need:


one A4 size sheet of card (available at newsagents and craft shops).
For 2 sets of flashcards we need 2 sheets.
You will need a marker, scissors and a roll of SQOTS™ or a pack of sheet form SQOTS™.
Choose words you know will appeal to your child. We chose ‘teddy’, ‘window’, ‘chair’ and ‘table’.




Prepare 4 small photos of the objects you wish to label. Cut your card and print the 2 sets of flashcards. Apply SQOTS™ to the back corners of the photos and attach them to one set of flashcards. The photos enable the child to see if they have read the word correctly. Also the children can ‘guess’ what word is on the other side by looking at the photo. Apply SQOTS™ to the 4 back corners of the set of flashcards you will use as labels.(some may only require 2 SQOTS™) Label your objects and the fun and learning can begin.



You add more labels as your child progresses with their learning. This method of teaching reading is also useful in crèches, kindergartens and prep grades.


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