Flash Cards For 4-Year Olds

These are Cass’ BM flash cards from pre-school meant for 4-year olds.  From my experience with my 3 kids, I think flash cards will only be effective in teaching the child to read if the parent is involved actively too.  If the child is taught flash cards in school and then in go the flash cards into the bag without any practice at home,  the child would most likely not remember the words being taught. It is only through daily practice that the child will remember. Also, it also depends on the child’s willingness to sit still and look at the cards. Some kids will run away or have totally no interest when the cards are being flashed.

For Cass, if I practice reading with her everyday, she will be able to remember and recognize the words. I also need to have refresher sessions with her on the cards that she had already received a ‘chop’ from the principal. Cards that she gets a ‘chop’ are words that she had already mastered and recognizes. With Cass, she tends to forget the words after several days, so I need to read the ‘chopped’ cards to her again… IF I have the time la.

I am already teaching Cass sukukata now and I think it is very beneficial to her in picking up BM words. I normally let her watch some interesting videos in You Tube on sukukata and I will also teach her on my own with the flash cards.

Do you think the words are too difficult for 4 year olds?

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7 thoughts on “Flash Cards For 4-Year Olds

  1. I think those hyphenated words like ‘bermaaf-maafan’ are a bit too difficult for 4 yo. Ian’s kindy only started learning ‘sukukata’ at 5yo. He got zero most of the time in his ejaan tests until he mastered it 6 months later. The kindy din provide flashcards so I made my own flashcards to teach him at home.

  2. My 5 years old is going thru the same program. I find the Mandarin syllabus much more difficult. I dread the days when she comes back with Chinese writing and when I have to teach her the words for ‘ting xie’.

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