How to use Flashcards to Aid Learning in Young Children

There are many different ways to teach your children facts, whether you homeschool them or they just need some extra help with homework. One of the popular methods for quick fact learning is the use of flashcards. Flashcards can be made at home for any subject your child needs to learn.

Math Flashcards

Math flashcards are probably one of the most popular forms. You can use flashcards to help your child remember addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems. You can also use them for basic geometry or mathematics vocabulary.

To make flashcards to remember math facts, simply write the equation (for example: 2+3=) on one side of an index card or other card, and write the answer on the back.

Reading and Spelling Flashcards

Homemade flashcards are great for learning spelling and vocabulary. If you are only interested in your child learning how to spell words, you simply need to write the word on one side of the flashcard and ask your child to spell it. If you want to focus on vocabulary exercises, you can write the word on one side of the card, and the definition on the back.

History or Social Studies Flashcards

History or social studies flashcards are a great tool for learning facts. If your homeschool or homework lesson focuses on dates, you can write an event on one side of the flashcard and the date on the back. If your focus is on famous people, you can write a name, or paste a picture of that person on one side, and write why they are famous on the back. You can use these types of flashcards in two ways. Either show your child the name of the person and ask what they did, or read what the person did and have your child name the person.

Science and Technology Flashcards

Science flashcards can be made in much the same way as history flashcards. Of course, there is usually a lot of science vocabulary that a child must learn for their homeschool or homework lessons.

You can also make science flashcards about famous inventors, discoveries, and technological advances. These flashcards will make quick fact finding tools for your children.

Making and using flashcards for every subject will help your child learn the facts they need to know. Whether you homeschool your child or just help with their homework, flashcards are a great way to further a child’s education.