A series of flashcards for encouraging babies to listen to words and practice pronouncing them. Individual teaching shapes slot into place on each card. These cards invoke the Montessori three-period, or three-step, learning method. This method helps children learn vocabulary and concepts by (a) naming an object or concept (introduction), (b) identifying it at random (identification)and (c) recalling the it when asked (cognition). Focus a little one on listening and comprehension, memorisation and pronunciation of their first words. Slotted cards also help develop fine motor skills, object classification and shape recognition. Features 12 large cards, 11 colored shapes and instructions for parents. Made from chunky cardboard.