Aren’t these flashcards divine? Each individual set is made with love by Sara, a photographer and Aussie mum, and she has gone to great lengths to make sure the whole package is as green as can be.
Teepee Learning Alphabet Healthy flashcards are printed on FSC card using fibre sourced from sustainably managed forests. The packaging is made from organic fabric, the buttons from fallen trees. The cards can be recycled at their end of life as the laminate is recycling-friendly, and Sara donates a portion of profits to her preferred charity.
One of my favourite things about the Teepee Learning flash cards is that the images used are of produce bought at Sara’s local farmers’ market. I just love the connectedness of this – why buy anonymous cards with squirrels and cookies on them when you can support a fellow mum and buy cards that resonate with your kids?
On the back of each flashcard, Sara has included a healthy recipe incorporating the featured fruit or vegetable, plus some fun facts and reasons it’s so good for you.
I know what you’re thinking – what the heck did she use for the letter X? After a lot of thought and research, determined not to go “off-topic”, Sara came up Xylocarp, which is a botanical name for a type of fruit… you’ll have to see the cards to find out more! Apparently the letter U was another challenge that had Sara searching high and low for a Filipino yam to photograph. She did it!
If you’re looking for some great ideas on how to use flashcards with your kids, Debs at Learn With Play at Home has this great post packed with inspiration, and Jackie from My Little Bookcase has 12 ideas here. And if you think your kids are too young, Hannah at Paint on the Ceiling found her 22-month-old loved playing with flashcards. Finally, learning with flashcards doesn’t have to stop at inanimate objects, Chelsea over at Moments a Day shows how you can use flashcards to develop empathy here.
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