Yes, it has come to this...a post about education. I apologize ahead of time, but it had to happen and since school is back in session this seemed to be the perfect time. :) Anyway, according to research, there are reading wars going on between whole language learning versus phonics driven instruction. “Drill and kill” has been known to drive scores, however it can be less than exciting, BUT!!! emergent readers have no fear because the most awesome flashcards are here!!! That’s right....Go Birdie Paper Goods has created the cutest set of alphabet flashcards that you can’t be without. So, to answer the WHY?...flashcards are a great way to help students with automaticity (this makes the phonics driven fans happy), extension activities can be incorporated (this makes the whole language fans happy), and the best part....there are PICTURES (this makes the learner happy)! And we all know that engaging the learner is key! So, WHY not go and grab a set right now? :) These make perfect baby shower gifts by the way!