Brainy Baby has introduced me to what I think are the coolest flash cards I have ever seen, Flashcar Friends! I used to be a teacher before I was a stay at home mom, so I’ve seen my fair share of flashcards. These wooden flashcard sets fit perfectly in their flashcard holders that are shaped like different transportation vehicles. This is like an a million in one toy! Each flashcard is somehow a toy in its own right as I discovered when I opened up the first truck with Atticus, Miles, and Zoe. Studying the pictures on each wooden card was so much fun for the kids. Those who knew how to count started recognizing the numbers and putting the cards in order. The fact that the cards themselves are wooden definitely means they will be durable enough to last awhile… a HUGE factor when choosing toys for kids of any age!
The Flashcar Friends come in 4 different sets. Each has its own vehicle and learning theme: an airplane that teaches colors and shapes, a firetruck that focuses on animals, a recycling truck that teaches numbers and counting, and a school bus that reinforces ABC’s. Each vehicle is solidly built of wood and just like the flashcards will stand up to wear and tear by kids of all ages. The wheels really roll making each vehicle just as much of a toy on its own as it is with the flashcards.
These toys are perfect for girls and boys, and it is recommended for children ages 2-5. When we opened up the recycling truck, an (almost) 18-month old boy, a 3-year-old boy, and a 4-year-old girl were thoroughly entertained, each with different parts of the toy. The Flashcard Friends are definitely toys that can last awhile thanks to their great design, learning concepts, and durable construction. Atticus, Miles, and Zoe… and I… give the Flashcar Friends 2 big thumbs up.
Disclosure – A product was provided to me free of charge by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the writing of this review; however, opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.
Ashley has a background in teaching Kindergarten and working with children K through 8th grade. She is now a SAHM and President of our local MOMS Club chapter. She writes her own blog at Momicles.