Friday, February 3, 2012

Goosie Cards: Review and Giveaway

Goosie Cards - Personalized Flash Cards, Custom Flash Cards, Educational Photo Products

I was given the great opportunity to review Goosie Cards.
Here is some information about Goosie Cards:
"Goosie Cards are personalized flashcards that you create with your personal photos and text to teach your child about the world around them. Goosiecards.com turns your personal photos into flashcards so you can teach your child about the faces and places they know best…because they are all about you and your family. You can create personalized flashcards to teach, play or to help with special needs. 
And it’s fun and easy to make with the easy-to-use 'creativity shop'"

These personalized flashcards have so many possibilities, it was hard for me to narrow down what subject I wanted to focus on.  You have got to check out the Goosie Cards site for all the great tips and ideas they have.
As I was able to create a set of 10, I decided to focus on numbers. I wanted to add a little more though. I have been wanting to teach the girls more Spanish, so I added Spanish to the cards as well. Thus a little bit for all the girls. Tabitha and Amelia already know their numbers, so the number part of the flashcard is mainly for Hannah. But I included the older girls by adding the Spanish number. 
Here is a picture of one of the cards I created
 

It is so simple to make your own set of flash cards. All you need to do is take pictures of the items you want to feature, or use pictures that are already on your computer. They also have photos in their gallery, if you choose not to take you own pictures. Then you upload them to the Walgreens Photo Center to use their creativity shop. You add up to five lines of text and a one line title for your collection. With the Signature Collection you can choose your border from different colors and styles and you can select to have them hole punched. 
The quality of these cards is wonderful . They are laminated heavy card stock (if you get the Signature Collection. The Everyday Collection isn't quite as thick, but it still comes laminated. They are the perfect size, 4 1/4 in by 7 1/2 in. I love the fact that with the lamination you can trace on the cards with a dry erase marker. This was one of the tips I found on the Goosie Cards site. Also, if you purchase a second set you can use them as memory matching cards. Isn't that a neat idea. 
Hannah loves playing with her cards. 




Counting is something that we do all the time and she tries counting with me. I love that she is seeing familiar sites and objects on these cards (including herself). I think it makes it so much more meaningful. 

The one thing I wish I could change a bit is their is a limit to the number of letters on each line. I was unaware of this before I got on the Walgreens Photo Center site. So, I sort of had some ideas of what I was going to have printed on the cards that wouldn't fit. I wish we could change the size of the font so we could fit more symbols per line. It probably wouldn't have bothered me as much if I had known before hand and hadn't had specific word combinations in mind. But, I made it work and we love the cards the way they came out. 

You can purchase a set of 10 Everyday Collection Cards for $19.99 or a set of 10 Signature Collection Cards for $27.99.

And Goosie Cards has generously allowed me to offer a giveaway for a set of 10 of their Signature Collection Cards. Enter on the Rafflecopter Form below.




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31 comments:

  1. Your blog is very cute and it was fun for me to catch up on some of your past posts. Found you via the blog hop on the Home Grown Families blog. Stop by and say hi sometime, if you'd like! I'd love it! Hope you have a wonderful weekend with your sweet family! Best wishes from "Mama Leisha" at callmemamaleisha.blogspot.com

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  2. Great idea for these cards! I loved the petty zoo idea...very fun!

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  3. I learned they are in partenership with Walgreens!
    shuttermom77 at gmail dot com

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  4. The numbers 1-10 with animals from the aquarium
    shuttermom77 at gmail dot com

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  5. I like that the cards also can teach another language!

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  6. I learned that my first instinct that these would be great for kids with autism was right! Just texted my friend about these. Hopefully I can win some for her!

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  7. My friend's daughter is autistic and I would have to let her tell me that. But whatever would help her, is what I would want. I'm pretty excited about these!

    Shannon
    getbig67@gmail.com

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  8. Cute flashcards! I learned that they teach kids in more than one language.

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  9. I love these cards. I would this for my daughter!

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  10. i learned that you use familiar pics which offer a perfect opportunity to teach your child about the world around them. I agree that this would help the autistic kids i work with!

    catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

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  11. I learned they are now available through the Walgreens photo department.

    my_2_cents at hotmail dot com

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  12. numbers 1-10 with family members
    I just love these cards!

    my_2_cents at hotmail dot com

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  13. I loved the idea for special needs on helping with behavior problems which is what I would use it for! Great social skills tool!

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  14. sheila musselman askinsFebruary 6, 2012 at 7:11 AM

    learned that you can also teach your children other languages with the cards! thank you!

    momma2100 at live dot com

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  15. I learned they can be used to teach different languages

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  16. There was a chart showing at what age different speech sounds are learned and mastered.

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  17. I learned that The Goosie Cards is that they are safe, spill-proof, tear-proof, quality flashcards that are made in the USA.

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  18. I learned that you can get goosie cards at WALGREENS, that is awesome!!

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  19. Walgreen's? Really? I am heading there tomorrow to check them out. My son has Pervasive Development Disorder and Expressive/Receptive Language disorder. I think these cards are right up his alley. I can't wait to get my hands on some.

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  20. I would love to make a set of ABC's for my Granddaughter with pictures we take together! I love these cards!!
    Connie Gruning
    CGruning at aol(dot)com

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  21. I learned that Walgreens will print them! WOW!
    Connie Gruning
    CGruning at aol(dot)com

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  22. Really cute cards. I'm sure my niece would love them. :)

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  23. I learned that the cards can be personalized, courtesy of
    Walgreens, how fun!

    pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

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  24. I learned that they teach in multiple languages.

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  25. I learned that making the cars with your child will also help them learn computer skills.

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  26. I'd love to make a set of items in my classroom to teach vocabulary.

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  27. I like that they learn or can learn other languages

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  28. I would love to see pets on the cards

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  29. I like the fact that they can teach more than one lanuage!

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