Free Alphabet Flash Cards And My Teaching Experience
A few weeks ago Sylvia and I made our very first set of Alphabet flash cards. Twelve years ago I graduated with a degree in Education and English. I majored in teaching reading skills to children and worked in a primary school on an intensive reading program to help kids struggling with literacy skills.
I learnt so much and developed a love for reading and teaching. I then went on to get my post graduate diploma in Early Years Education and 9 years ago I became a head teacher for ABC Learning centres in Hamilton, New Zealand.
When Sylvia was born, I planned to return to work and I even attempted this, however I eventually decided to be a stay at home mother. I’m happy to stay at home and to write my blog from home. I recently changed my blog name to the inspiration edit because I wanted to head in a new direction. I wanted to start sharing inspiring ideas to help children learn through play.
Whether the learning is through toys, making decisions about clothing, having fun or taking part in interest based activities such as cooking and reading. I wanted to share my ideas and so the inspiration edit was born.
I love interest based learning. I love reading, phonics and teaching kids in fun ways and although I am not well enough to return to work as a teacher, I have plenty of knowledge to share here on the blog. So I designed my own Alphabet flashcards and made them into a PDF file. They are now available for you to download too.
Sylvia and I printed off our cards on A4 paper, cut them out and played some fantastic Alphabet games. She really enjoyed helping me make these cards. They are fantastic for teaching the Alphabet to younger kids but also great for older kids too.
We played a game where Sylvia would jump over a letter and think of a children’s book starting with that letter. It made the flash cards age appropriate and got her thinking about books she had read. We had fun and you can too.
Angela and Sylvia x
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