We have designed our HANNIline contrast card sets in cooperation with the development psychologists.
10 cards with 20 images designed for your baby
Parents Guide on why and how to use our cards (in German)
HANNIline loop for binding or hanging the cards
Our high contrast flashcards are adapted to the visual development of your baby. They differ in image complexity, number of details and of course number of colours.
But this is not the only reason why you should use them. Babies and very young children should hear thousands of words each day. More talking naturally leads to greater vocabulary use and a wider range of more complex sentences, making the language experience richer. The more babies hear the faster they recognize the language melody and the faster they learn the language in the future. The amount of conversation a child hears is more important than the subjects the parents are talking about. Make sure to not only talk about the daily business of family life, like “is it tasty”, “where is your shoe”, “which toy do you like”. There is so much more to talk about. Describe the world around you, compare, analyze, talk about relationships and emotions.
It is also about transmitting values. Parent talk defines and labels what children should notice and think about the world, their family and themselves, and suggest how interesting and important various objects, events and relationships are. Words and sentences, internalized as symbols, become a means for organizing experience and rationalizing and relating it, as well as the basis for logical thinking, problem solving and self-control. (Meaningful Differences, p. 100)
Our cards with the lovely high contrast images inspire parents, family and friends to talk more and everywhere and subsequently set an important base for the future language development of their babies. You can use our QR Code cards (available in 3+ months and 6+month sets) to push your phantasy and creativity. By scanning the QR Codes you can play the suitable sounds (e.g. cat meowing or bee buzzing) and find inspiration reading our lovely short stories (in German) about each card.
So cuddle up with your baby, show the flashcards and talk about what’s on them. Your baby will love to hear the sound of your voice, and will begin to focus on the images.
The advantage of cards over books in black and white is that your baby can concentrate on one image. You can furthermore use the cards to create a mobile, or even put them up around the change table to keep baby occupied while changing the diaper. You could even create a gallery on the nursery wall for your baby to look at.
Meaningful Differences in the Everyday Experiences in the lives of Young American Children, by Betty Hart, Ph.D. and Todd R. Risley, Ph.D., 1995, Paul H. Brooks Publishing.
Thirty Million Words, Building a Child’s Brain, by Dana Suskind, M.D., and Beth Suskind, 2015, Dutton