Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sorting through Flash Cards

Dollar Store Bits Last night I sorted through some of my dollar store bits (flash cards) that I am planning on using with Damien soon. I absolutely love the various dollar store flash cards that are available. In this particular collection I have animals of the world, animals of North America, insects, animals of the air, sea creatures, dinosaurs, musical instruments, kings and queens of Europe, US Presidents, landscapes, biomes, famous landmarks, US street signs, lower and uppercase alphabet letters, and an astronomy pack with various cards (constellations, planets, celestial objects, space technology, galaxies, etc.). Dollar Store Bits All in all there are probably somewhere around 600 pieces of information he'll be learning that I paid less than $20 for and didn't require any work other than we sorting them into sets (made up of around 10 cards each). They're not perfect but sometimes easy trumps everything else in a world where time is limited and precious. Do you use dollar store flash cards to teach your kids? Most of mine have come from Target.
"Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off." Isaiah 33:17
Damien is 16 months old


  1. 2013/03/01 at 5:09 pm

    Where in the dollar store or target are these cards? By the playing cards? I need to find these!

    1. 2013/03/02 at 10:27 am

      Unfortunately Target only sells them on occasion, in their “dollar section” at the beginning of the store. They do not keep them in stock but every few weeks or months they usually put some new cards out. During holidays (Christmas, Halloween, Easter, etc) their dollar section is usually full of holiday trinkets, so it is best to look for them during the non holiday seasons. I have been collecting them for years as I see them, but unfortunately they do not sell them regularly.

      As for other dollar stores, I have had success finding various flash cards at different dollar store chains, mainly Family Dollar, Dollar Tree, and the 99 Cent Only stores. I wish I had more advice but it is somewhat of a wild goose chase trying to find flash cards! I hope you have some luck.

  2. 2014/01/15 at 7:14 am

    Domanmom — what are your thoughts and experience on using these flashcards over the Doman prepared ones? Do the larger sized Doman ones capture attention better?


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