Saturday, September 4, 2010

Product Review: BLINGuals Flashcards {Giveaway!}

This post may contain affiliate links.

Item: Bilingual Flash Cards
Company: BLINGuals.com
Website: BLINGuals.com  

Not too long ago, many of you were asking me about teaching a second language to children. I responded to that with this post. So when Davis contacted me from BLINGuals, I knew this would be a product many would have interest in.

It is quite simple and straight forward. These are flash cards designed to help you teach your child a second language. They can be used for teaching word in either language. They are of excellent quality. They are like playing cards, but like high-quality playing cards. Not cheap ones. They are made from thin, highly-druable plastic. They are also the size of playing cards, which makes them easy to port around if you want to.

Here is some info on the cards taken from the website:

The bilingual illustrated flash cards are appropriate for children at a number of stages.  
  • For babies and toddlers, it's a safe and entertaining toy that is quite difficult to destroy (we know they'll try!)  The Spanish-English cards are made of highly durable plastic.  All other language combinations are made of thick paper stock.
  • For talking toddlers, the flash cards provide illustrations of objects from every day life.  They'll start by pointing out the correct card as you call out the words, and advance to repeating the words themselves.  
  • For pre-schoolers, the cards provide a way to hone multilingual and spelling skills.  
  • For parents, it's a valuable and fun teaching tool.  The cards are compact, easy to take along and once packed away in the tuck box (included), they don't clutter up the room.
Games options include:
  • Vocabulary for non-talking toddlers: lay out the cards and call out words - ask your child to point out the appropriate cards.
  • Vocabulary for talking toddlers: ask your child to call out the word you show him/her.
  • Categories and groupings: ask your toddler to group cards into categories: animals, clothing, food, vehicles, body parts, etc.
  • Colors #1: stack the cards so that the blue or yellow background consistently faces up.
  • Colors #2: group cards by color, e.g. the frog and the car go into the green pile.
  • Language: For children who mastered one language already, quiz your child on pronouncing and spelling the word on the other side of the flash cards.
  • And many, many more...
Whether you're looking to teach your child a second language or just getting him/her started with verbal skills, the BLINGuals flash cards are a fun and valuable learning aide.

There are a whole lot of languages available, also. You can get any of the following in any combination:
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Arabic
  • Chinese 
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
Quite the variety! The website also offers other interesting things, like a free spreadsheet to help you plan your teaching of multiple languages and even some free flashcards you can download. Click on the image below to view it all:
Today, BLINGuals is offering a giveaway of a pack of English/Spanish cards to one lucky winner! So let's start the entering process: Giveaway Closed

For Your First Entry:
Become a follower of this blog. Then leave a comment. If you are already a follower (the thing where your cute face pops up with all the other cute faces of people following), comment telling me so.

Sample Entry
I am a follower!


For Your Second Entry:
"Like" BLINGuals on Facebook. Once you have done so, come back and leave a comment saying you did so.

Sample Entry
I "like" BLINGuals on Facebook!


For Your Third Entry:
Follow Me on Twitter. Then comment saying you did so. Include your twitter ID (not mine). Already do? Comment saying so.

Sample Entry
I am following the tweets!


For Your Fourth Entry:
Go to the BLINGuals website and look around. If you want to teach a second language to your child, be sure to check out their daily plan spreadsheet found on the Primer page (scroll down). Come back and share what article you found helpful.

Sample Entry
I feel like the spreadsheet offered an easy to follow plan I could do.


For Your Fifth Entry:
Blog about the giveaway with a link to this post! You need to have a blog in order to blog about it. Once you have posted your blog, leave a comment with a link to the blog.

Sample Entry
Blogged it! valscreations.blogspot.com


For Your Sixth Entry:
Change your status on Facebook to talk about the giveaway with a link to this post. Leave a comment saying you did so.

Sample Entry
I changed my status!


For Your Seventh Entry:
Tweet about the giveaway on Twitter with a link to this post. Once you have done so, comment with your twitter ID (not mine).

Sample Entry
I tweeted! @valplowman


Entry Rules







  • You must leave a comment in order to have an entry.
  • You must leave a separate comment for each entry. This is not so I can get lots of comments--it is because it makes it a million times easier to choose a winner. It takes less time, and less time is good.
  • You don't have to do all seven entries...for example, if you just want to follow me on Twitter but don't want to enter through the other methods, you can just do entry three.
  • One entry per comment.
  • Up to seven entries per person.
  • You must fulfill the rules of each entry for each entry to count. If I see the entry is not valid (did not meet entry requirements), I will remove your entry. Trust me, I check.
  • Entries will be accepted until 11:59 PM Friday, September 10 Mountain Standard Time.
  • The winner will be randomly selected at random.org
  • The winner will be announced Saturday, September 11.
  • If you would like, you can add your email address to your entry. If you are the winner, I will email you to let you know. You do not need to add your email address in order to win. I understand not everyone wants to share their email addresses with the world. I will announce the winner on the blog, so you can check the blog Saturday to find out if you won.
  • Once the winner is announced, you will have one week to contact me or another winner will be chosen.

49 comments:

The Beers said...

I am a follower via rss feed!

The Beers said...

I follow your tweets! @Elannbe

The Beers said...

I tweeted @Elannbe

Jessica said...

I'm a follower!

Leigh Anne said...

I'm a follower!

Leigh Anne said...

I spent some time reading their primer and really learned alot! I've wanted to start this w/ my son, but didn't know how.....this website has some great tools. Even if I don't win, I'm gonna order some flashcards ;)

Amanda said...

I'm a follower!

Amanda said...

I love the idea of the planner spreadsheet, especially since we'll be using a grandma and an auntie to help teach Tobias Spanish :) It'd be a nice way to keep track of his exposure since it'll be pretty varied!

Amy said...

I am a follower.

Amy said...

I follow you on twitter

Amy said...

I liked blinguals on Facebook.

Val said...

I am a follower!

Val said...

I too like the spreadsheet but wonder if I would be dedicated enough to keep up with it. I would surely try though!

Broshious Family said...

I am a follower

Broshious Family said...

I "like" BLINGuals on Facebook!

Broshious Family said...

Blogged it! broshious.blogspot.com

Broshious Family said...

i changed my status

Broshious Family said...

I like how you can use the cards in so many different ways but they all help your child learn a different language.

LittleFlower1220 said...

I am a follower! =) Love your blog!

LittleFlower1220 said...

I "like" BLINGuals on Facebook!

LittleFlower1220 said...

I am following the tweets! @norancor

LittleFlower1220 said...

I am so loving the spreadsheet, it's the perfect thing I was looking for since I had no idea where to start with my five children, besides just talking to them in Spanish. Thank you! :)

Ashlee said...

I'm a follower.

Sasha said...

I'm a follower

nek0 said...

I am a follower :)

nek0 said...

I "like" BLINGuals on Facebook!

nek0 said...

I am following the tweets! @nek0 (that's a zero)

nek0 said...

I totally loved the spreadsheet of blinguals!!! It is very well organized.

nek0 said...

I changed my status!!! :)

nek0 said...

I tweeted!!! @nek0 (thats with a zero)

LeighSabey said...

Leigh Sabey, I am a follower!

marthalynn said...

i am a follower

marthalynn said...

I am really enjoying the BLINGuals website. Especially the blog!

Sharon said...

I'm a follower.

Sharon said...

I am a Spanish teacher & am so excited about these flash cards for my 2 year old. I also love the "free" flashcards on their website! Thanks.

marin' said...

I am a follower.

marin' said...

I like BLINGuals on FB!

Lonnie and Aymee said...

I am a follower!

Lonnie and Aymee said...

I like BLINguals in Facebook

Lonnie and Aymee said...

The primer gave me really good ideas on how to help my baby learn Spanish better

Lonnie and Aymee said...

I changed my FB status!

Danny and Amelia said...

I'm a follower of this blog : )

Tiffany said...

I am a follower

Tiffany said...

I like BLINGuals on facebook.

Tiffany said...

The Primer on their site is very informative. I was looking for a program to teach a second language, and this just might be the one!

The Culbertsons said...

I'm a follower!

The Culbertsons said...

I like BLINGuals on facebook.

PamKlip said...

I am a follower!

melissa said...

I follow your blog! & I'd order this set in German/English for my boys.

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