Let’s Memorize States & Capitals

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Let’s Memorize States & Capitals

I’m excited! I Just finished creating a set of cards for memorizing states and capitals using pictures and associations and I am really pleased with the result!!  Here’s a preview:

This is a great way to have your children learn not only the capital for each state but it’s location.  How many of us don’t know where certain states are located?? This system makes it easy.  States are grouped by regions.  There are U.S. maps to help kids locate the states and assessment sheets to check their progress.

The reason it works so well is because there’s a memory trigger for the state name that ties in with the capital name.  Look at the sample card.  What is the capital of Washington? Washington brings to mind, “George Washington” and the picture of old George doing figure skating at the Olympics pops into your head. Now you have the reminder that the capital of Washington is Olympia (Olympics=Olympia).

It’s a fun way to learn! Let me know what you think.

6 Comments

  1. Donnalyn on July 25, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Thank you Sylvia! It is amazing how quickly we can learn something if we use a method that connects the information. I taught my son using this method 40 years ago and the other day he said, “I still remember the capital of Pennsylvania. I think of the hairy bug in a pen and remember Harrisburg”. So you both will remember the states and capitals for life!!



  2. Sylvia on July 22, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    The state Capitals are simply amazing. I have a 6 year old son who started learning them a month ago and he already knows most of the Capitals. We work on two at a time and he actually loves them. I am learning them along with him. Before this system I could never remember them.



  3. Donnalyn on February 25, 2011 at 11:03 am

    Thanks Ramona, yes I made them for all 50 states. It was a lot of fun and they really work!



  4. Donnalyn on February 25, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Hi April,

    The States & Capital cards are found under “all products” on my website http://www.memoryjoggers.com and I can ship them same day priority mail. I know you’ll love them! Thanks for the comment!
    Donnalyn Yates



  5. Ramona on February 17, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    you made these for all states!



  6. April on February 12, 2011 at 6:47 am

    These are great. When can I order?