If you are a long term reader of the blog you might remember I wrote about some fabulous wallet cards that I found from So Awesome? Well things have certainly progressed with these wonderful cards since the last time I wrote about them. There are now several different designs of wallet cards to choose from, all of which have a different thing to teach your child. You can now choose from number and alphabet cards and you can pre-order their new styles: emotions, seasons, household items and pets (must be pre-ordered by 28th April).
Ever since my children were tiny (literally from sitting up as a baby), they would almost always empty out my purse or fiddle with my keys. There isn’t any educational benefit to that really and lets be totally frank, there are only so many £10 notes I can afford to find torn up before I go insane. What I truly love about this concept is that your child feels they have their own wallet that is filled with those cards they simply have to get their mitts on too but the cards range from ‘play shop’ credit style cards and money to educational cards that will help your child to learn and develop – without them ever knowing it! I call that a parenting win! Take for example the new emotions deck which has 36 cards (yes a whopping 36). Each card has the photographed face of a child expressing a certain emotion such as happiness with a big smile or sadness with a big frown. This is something that most child development experts recommend for a nursery or preschool age child to help them strengthen social-emotional skills, as it helps them to navigate their way through the social emotional language of the people they meet everyday.
What makes these cards from So awesome stand out isn’t just the quality but the illustrations on the cards – they are genuinely beautiful and each one contains so much detail, it would be impossible to get bored! I just love the seasons cards – so cool and perfect for explaining to children how to dress and what they can do in different seasons.
P.s – Maybe its the blogger in me, but I have to recommend that you visit So Awesome’s blog, it’s great and packed full of treats, ideas and educational tips for how to get the most out of your cards and your kids.
P.P.s – For my UK based readers the $45 Reward on Kickstarter has discounted international shipping at just $5 – This includes the full bundle of all the new decks!