Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Dorling Kindersley Touch & Feel Picture Cards — by Guest Mom Lindsey Rose Johnson

I wish I could take credit for finding our four packs of DK Touch & Feel Picture Cards. They came from Grandma and Grandpa and are quite possibly my favorite gift they've sent. I know you're going to want some of your own because my friends ask me all the time about them. Let's take a sneak peek inside the boxes:

One of my favorites is Numbers and Counting. (Especially the four butterflies card.)

The pictures on the cards are beautiful and each one has a touch and feel area.

There are cards that kids can compare.

On the back of each card are questions for the parent/care giver to use to help the child think about and learn from. I really love that each card has a
"Can you say (blank) in these languages?" section.

The shapes are fun because easily recognized objects are used. When we use these flash card, I have my daughter look around the room to find other objects that are the same shape.

Another favorite is the
Animals pack. There are four categories — Farm (green border), Zoo (orange), Pets (yellow), and Sea (blue).

Included in each pack is a note to parents and caregivers. I've appreciated reading this card and thinking of new ways to use the flash cards — matching, putting into categories, etc.

Available card packs:
First Words (My kids love this one so much — they are so chewed up I didn't even bother taking any pictures of them.)
Colors and Shapes
Numbers and Counting
Things That Go (we need this one)

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Blogger Blue House Mom said...

We have several set of these, too. My daughter's favorite is the Colors & Shapes. I usually have a few extra sets around the house to give as gifts.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at 2:23:00 PM EDT  
Blogger KJ said...

my little guy loves the lame set of flashcards we do have...these are much better! Thanks!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at 3:31:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love DK anything.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at 5:07:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Elise said...

Both kids love these too!! Great thing to put in your bag for a flight - keeps kids occupied and entertained.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at 7:27:00 PM EDT  
Blogger mommacurran said...

I love this stuff. It is so great DK has products for the little ones.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at 8:28:00 PM EDT  
Blogger allysha said...

I'm going to have to look for those.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at 8:28:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Aimee Friedrich said...

these look great; I'll have to get some for my little guy.

Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 10:21:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Juli said...

I'm flying across the country in a couple of weeks with my 1 year old (and 4 and 8 year olds) and I have to say this sounds like a great idea of something to bring along on the trip. Thanks

Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 10:58:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Cafe Johnsonia said...

Yes! I can't believe I forgot to add into the post how awesome the cards are for airplanes, church, or anywhere you need to keep your kids somewhat quiet and entertained.

Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 12:33:00 PM EDT  
Blogger tawnya said...

We LOVE these at our house...

Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 5:49:00 PM EDT  

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