Commercial flashcards for children are often cluttered with excessive text and images. When too much information is presented simultaneously, young children may not know what information to focus on. On the other hand, plain flashcards may be too boring and unappealing for young children. Therefore, I made these cute clothing flashcards for pretend play. Through these cards, my daughter learned how to read clothing names in Chinese, Korean, and English!
Since the flashcards are the shape of clothes, you can easily guess the definition of each word.
In addition, the clothing flashcards promote open-ended play! Therefore, while children are playing, they are learning to read the words since the bold black text is noticeable against the colored background.
- 衣服 (yīfú / clothes)
- 裤子 (Kùzi / pants)
- 短裤 (duǎnkù / shorts)
- 衬衫 (chènshān / shirt)
- 内裤 (nèikù / underwear)
- 运动衣 (yùndòng yī / sweatshirt)
- 汗背心 (hànbèixīn / undershirt)
- 帽子 (màozi / hat)
- 袜子 (wàzi / socks)
- 鞋子 (xiézi / shoes)
What you need:
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- Clothing template (Free Printables in Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, English, Korean)
- Colorful paper
- Laminating pouches
- Cotton twine
- Colorful clothespins
- Small tray
- Clear mini command hooks
What to do:
- Print templates on colorful paper
- Laminate each sheet
- Cut outside of the black lines
Ideas for playing & learning:
- Decorating with the colorful clothes:
- Affix command hooks to wall
- Tie cotton twine
- Clip clothespins to clothing cards
- Hope that your baby doesn’t pull them all down like mine did 🙂
- Color matching with pegs
- Pretend play “laundry sorting” and other creative play!
- Open-ended fine motor practice with clipping the cards on the string
For those are learning both simplified and traditional Chinese, you can print out both Chinese versions and compare and match the characters!
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