Marie’s Words: Picture Words–In a Flash!
Words are powerful.
I dance with words all day long. Constantly playing with sentences and relishing a good word aptly spoken.
I majored in words in college.
Instead of thinking like a normal person, I write my thoughts as if they were blog posts.
If I learn a new word, I desperately try to remember it . . . tucking it into the imaginary file drawer of my thinking cap. Ready for the appropriate moment to be launched.
Words are why I adore Lisa-Jo Baker’s, Five Minute Friday.
There is a Problem
I forget the cool words I learn. Hence, the entire reason I just used the word, “cool.” Such a boring, and overused word.
Since I forget the words I learn, (the new vocabulary I redeem from our Heritage History books . . .are killer), I never use new words. If only I wrote said new vocabulary in a notebook to perhaps . . . use in a blog post – then maybe I might sound like a classically trained want-a-be.
There is a solution
There exists a box filled with words. And they aren’t words on just an ordinary flash card – like the boring vocabulary cards I created in high school.
They have pictures.
I like pictures.
So do my kids.
550 New Words at Your Fingertips
So, this box is really a beautiful thing. It’s called Marie’s Words.
You pull out a card and discover a hand drawn illustration that basically creates a mnemonic device that allows your brain to remember the meaning of the word easier.
Be still my heart. There is hope that my grammar will increase yet.
Taken from the Classics (of Literature, of course) and the SAT’s, I am quite positive that our box of words will prove valuable.
And make my blog posts more interesting.
Where Can You Get Marie’s Words?
Timberdoodle provided me with my review copy of Marie’s Words. Thank you very much! But you can snag them over at the Timberdoodle, a website offering homeschool supplies and curriculum.
As a member of Timberdoodle’s Blogger Review Team I received a free copy of Marie’s Words in exchange for a frank and unbiased review.