Aloha Friday: Fun With Flash Cards

It’s time for another Aloha Friday, the day that you take it easy and look forward to the weekend, in Hawaii and blog land anyway. As you should know by now, over at An Island Life, Kailani decided that on Fridays she would take it easy on posting and ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link at An Island Life’s blog. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

So I’m pretty sure my kid might be a genius. My MIL got him these awesome giant flash cards yesterday and we’ve been going over them a little bit, showing him how the word is spelled on the back of each card and the kid is totally picking it right up. Here’s a video with proof that MM is so so super smart:

So my Aloha Friday questions for this week are:

  • What has someone done recently that just impressed the heck out of you?
  • Do you think I should start saving up for Super Genius Preschools?
  • How old do you think the average kid starts learning to honestly spell and recognize words?

8 responses to “Aloha Friday: Fun With Flash Cards”

  1. delaney55 Avatar

    Cute kid and smart too!


  2. Jenni Jiggety Avatar

    My kids impress me all the time! Does Harvard have a preschool program?


  3. Sues2u2 Avatar

    MM is adorable! I loved to hear him. I realize that he’s a little guy but hearing him was so stinking cute.

    I think he’s amazing but I have to agree w/ Sharinskishe. Save your money & continue to work w/ him. Best thing ever.


  4. Jen Avatar

    How exciting!! My kids were about 4 when they started reading, so MM must be pretty smart. He is such a cutie!


  5. Janet F Avatar

    My grandson is 3 and has the vocabulary of a six or seven year old. He amazes me all the time. We have conversations and I have to remind myself that he is only 3. He was speaking at the age of one and by 1 1/2 could say the complete alphabet perfectly. He remembers every single book that I read to him. I started to read to him when he was six months old.

    Genius though is not measured by language skills. There are assessment tests that I think are more to do with reasoning and logic.


  6. angela Avatar

    that is so great how old is he? I am glad to see he is telling you the letters and not just memorizing that would be bad in the long run. I have to say that my daughter picking a very moral dress is the tops with me


  7. Sharinskishe Avatar

    That was a darling video! Your little one is very smart.

    The average kid does not have parents who help them learn letter recognition. Your child is not average. Almost all children are exceptionally smart at this age, but most do not receive opportunities to learn.

    It is when they are small that they sponge in everything around them. They could be taught Algebra and maybe not even understand it until they got older and then they would be able to apply it with a refresher and be brilliant!!

    You are wonder parents and I applaud your desire to help your son learn. Keep up the good work.

    If it were me, I wouldn’t save for that genius pre-school.
    Because I know that I could do better teaching him and save that money to teach him about the world. If I can do it, I am sure you can do it.



  8. Jean M. Avatar

    He is super smart, I’m sure he gets it from mom and dad. 🙂

    I’d say 3 or 4 on the average age. They take in and learn so much at this age, it’s amazing.