But, in order for flashcards to work, it is helpful that your child hand print them out. By working through the mechanics of hand printing, your child is enabling his short-term memory to kick in every time he prints a word. Hence, once he starts memorizing the flashcards, his job already has a competitive edge.
The downside is, with all the homework responsibilities, it is often difficult to make it through this first step. Children balk at the idea of the time-consuming, hand written flash card method. There is help! Go to the Printable Flash Card Maker and make your own flashcards by copying/pasting flashcard information onto this quick, easy-to-do flash card generator. Most student textbooks have study guides online, so you can copy/paste from site to site. I've found, with my students, this to be one of the easiest tools on the web.
While your child is copying/pasting, have him read the content OUT LOUD. This will ensure that first step of handwriting is met. Once you're done, print them out, fold, and study! You'll love these!