Learning British sign language with Flash sticks
Have you ever wanted to learn a new language but found it difficult to fit studying into your busy scheduled?
Flash sticks may be just what your looking for. Regular readers will remember back in November our personal life took a drastic change for the worst ,when Jack and I had to move in with my mum but Daddy had to stay at his parents as it was closer to work. As you can imagine this has affected Jacks behavior and been an uphill struggle for me while trying to find a new house.
With all that going on there’s little time to pursue other interests, or so I thought.
Flash sticks are foreign language post-it notes featuring a single word on each. Being super sticky they are perfect for sticking round the house to learn as you go along. Flash sticks come in three levels, beginner, intermediate and advanced and each pack is priced at £4.99.
Jack and I are learning British sign language, an interest of mine since trying baby signing when he was six months old. We were sent the beginners pack, which contains 100 words on topics such as food and drink, basic colours, numbers, family and pets and everyday life. I started by sticking a few on the wall of my bedroom to focus on when Jack was in bed, but soon had the whole pack stuck to the wall. Flash sticks are incredibly easy to understand and incorporate into your everyday life and once you start you just cant stop. And if the handy, pocket sized post it notes aren’t enough the geniuses at Flash sticks HQ have created a free app with a video tutor. Once you have downloaded the app just scan your Flash sticks and a video will play helping you learn how to sign or pronounce something correctly. I found this extremely helpful especially as most of my learning happens once Jack is in bed and my brain is sleepy. I try to use as much of the signs I have learnt during each day and Jack is slowly picking them up. He can sign please and thank you, yes and love and tries to use the sign for need when asking for something. Hopefully this pace will continue, watch this space!
Disclaimer: I was sent the Flash sticks pack free of charge for the purpose of this review, all opinions are my own.