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Flashcards: Musical Instruments

The flashcards I have been uploading are flashcards created according to the Glenn Doman reading kit.  Although I have the reading kit, I made these cards to supplement the reading kit because I found there were a lot of words that Gareth didn’t know anything about.  For instance, I was trying to teach him how to read words like “clarinet” and “cello” when he has never seen either.  He doesn’t even know what they are.

Showing baby pictures is a good start to helping them understand what these words mean.  However, it is a good idea to reinforce them when you see the live example as you go about your daily activities.  For instance, at the supermarket, I show Gareth all the different fruits and vegetables I can find.

The flashcards in this series are of musical instruments.

For a guideline on how to use the slides, I recommend you check out my blog posts on How to Teach Your Baby (the Glenn Doman way) or you can read the book “How to Teach Your Baby to Read” by Glenn Doman.  Please note that this is only a rough guideline and you should always follow your child’s lead.  Some children may find the Doman method to be excessive in repetition and get bored easily.  You will need to step it up and introduce new cards more frequently.

Here is a summary of the flashcards in this series:

Download the flashcards:

Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of (a website on parenting, education, child development) and (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

6 thoughts on “Flashcards: Musical Instruments

  1. shen li,

    million thanks for sharing the flashcards! these invaluable materials sure come in handy for lazy mummy like myself.

    juz a suggestion, prob you can put all these at the sidebar under a category for ease of searching & retrieval.

    thanks again. truly appreciate it!


  2. It’s also important to engage the child’s various senses when showing them things. E.g. When preparing meals, I let my boy touch the vegetables/fruits, smell them, and taste if appropriate to do so. He always grins adorably after smelling them. 🙂


  3. Yes, we did that with Gavin. Gareth is still a bit young to hold stuff properly. Plus, he puts everything in his mouth these days. I let him smell it though. I also brush it against his hand so he can feel the textures. Putting anything near his mouth usually illicits an open mouth reaction as Gareth prepares to suck on it, though. He’s gotten quite angry with me for removing things from him when he’s tried to suck them.


  4. One trick is to ‘exchange’ the item for a teether, which I let him suck as long as he wants to. This way, the child also learns to exchange instead of taking away something from others. Nurse taught me this and so far, it’s working. 🙂


  5. Haha… yes, thanks for reminding. I read about that so many times but when it comes to practice, we always forget. I guess everything flies out of my head because I’m just thinking about getting the immediate thing out of his hands before it reaches his mouth. Sometimes it’s like a game of quickdraw! LOL


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