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Glenn Doman – Doman Flash Cards

November 9, 2009

So, I just finished reading the book, “Teaching Your Baby To Read” and loved it!

I also ordered and read the books, “Teaching Your Baby Math” and “How To Teach Your Baby To Be Physically Superb“.  They are all excellent and caused me to re-think the way I interact with my child.

After looking all over the internet for flash cards, reading cards, math cards, etc, all I came up with was the Doman reading cards on their website… but they are not cheap.

If you get the printed 6 x 22 flash card from the Glenn Doman website, you spend $75 for 134 different cards.

True, it is nice to have them printed, but you will need alot more than 134 cards.  It’s amazing how many common words there are and how quickly you will go through them.  Over time you will probably be close to going through 2,000 different words.

I had to find something option

because clearly what they offer on the Gentle Revolution website was not going to be enough.  I then thought, surely I can make my own.  Glenn Doman talks about making your own flash cards in his book.

I got one of those large red permanent markers and white card stock (110 lb, 150 sheets in a pkg) from walmart.  I took the ream of cardstock to my local print shop and they cut through the whole package.  By cutting the 9 1/2 x 11 card stock in half-length wise, you get a TON of 4 3/4 x 11 blank flash cards. That will give you 300 cheap flash cards!

You can’t beat that price! I think it was around $5.00 for all the cardstock.  You’ll find it in section with printer/laser printer paper.  (same aisle as file folders and office supply).

The next challenge…

Then my next challenge was to get longer flash cards for longer words, couplets and phrases.  This was a challenge.  You can find poster board many places, but then you need to cut it.  Kinko’s charges $0.50 per cut.  That would cost you around $2.00 to get one poster board cut into 6 inch strips.  Doman recommends 6×22 inch strips.  If you cut them by hand, your hand would tire out way before you had enough strips.

After brainstorming, I came up with a cost-effective solution.  I cut my poster board (25 sheets) – this will give you 100 strips or poster board (100 sheets) – this will give you 400 strips.  Cut the reading flash cards using a rotary cutter (this cutter was able to cut through several pieces at once) and a mat (the kind you use to cut fabrics for quilt making).  I have made my strips 6 x 22 inches.  They are perfect!  If you make the math cards, use a red bingo dauber for the circle dots 🙂

Side note

I would like to encourage all of you who are using the Doman method to enjoy the process, no matter how much or little you implement what you have read in his books.  Better to do something than nothing at all 🙂  Enjoy being a mother – they are only small once!

Here are two books available you can preview.  The words and pictures are actually on the right side, not the left side like in the preview.  These are the only books I have found that are ‘glenn doman’ style for sale.  I think there are 9 different books available.  They are all 80 pages!  The following is just a teaser preview.

The black and white ones are only $6.95 for a 80 page book!

9 Comments leave one →
  1. Nadia Martinez permalink
    August 13, 2015 9:32 am

    Where can we buy the books? I would like to purchase these but don’t see where.

  2. December 8, 2014 5:23 pm

    I have been searching for a coupon code for Glenn Doman “Teach your baby to read” kit. I noticed there was a code shared at this site back in 2011. Is anyone aware of a current one?

  3. August 21, 2012 10:41 pm

    Thanks so much for the tips.
    well now, what i am doing is using the free “power point” by google, which does have some benefits (inserting digital pics or videos).

  4. Anonymous permalink
    April 27, 2012 12:43 am

    I’ve read Doman’s teach your baby to read and math as well. It took me 4 months to make 100 words and 100 dot flash cards. My kid is now 20 months. He loves his “cards”. I wish there is a easier and cheaper way to create these materials!

  5. diana permalink
    February 24, 2012 10:02 pm

    Thanks for posting this! I also was surprised by the cost to purchase Doman’s kit [it is a lot bigger now but costs $450] so I am glad to see the project of making the cards ourselves is doable. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. mariama permalink
    January 6, 2010 6:03 pm

    j’aimerai bien que vous me dite la dimention des fiches et plus de renseingnement si c’est possible car je n’ai pas pu avoir les livres au maroc et je suis tres interesse par la methode glenn doman


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