These Heidisongs flash cards are used to drill the children on the numbers and shapes. The flash cards have a character embedded into each number or shape, and the children are asked to respond simultaneously with an action and the name of the number or shape when they see it. The characters on the cards also help jog the child’s memory to help him remember the motion and the concept in a system that is similar to the method used in Zoo-Phonics.
It is this simultaneous response makes this a multi-sensory activity that optimizes the child's chances of remembering the concept presented. This method often works to teach even children with learning disabilities the numbers and shapes. And, used in conjunction with the musical component, it has been reported by parents and teachers alike to have worked well with children who have Autism and even Down's Syndrome.
Printed card set includes: 21 pairs of cards - one for each of the numbers, 0-10, and for each of the basic shapes, circle, square, rectangle, triangle, oval, diamond, octagon, hexagon, and trapezoid, with a bonus shape - a star. They coincide with the songs on the Jumpin' Numbers & Shakin' Shapes CD & DVD, available on HeidiSongs.com. (*Note - There is no song for the star. And the Trapezoid and Hexagon songs can be found on our Colors & Shapes DVD!) Also included in this file is a smaller flashcard set that can be used for individual or small group drills. All cards include full-color number/shape character designs on the front, with matching B/W number/shape designs on the back.