Why Teach Nouns?

Teaching nouns to a student broadens their vocabulary. Having an expansive vocabulary improves the rate at which they can process information and complete their work.

A sound understanding of nouns supports your student’s ability to grasp ideas and to express them clearly. It also enhances their capacity for abstract thinking.

Nouns Flashcards

What’s included

  • 200 clear and captivating cards
    So it’s easy to keep your student engaged

  • 12 types of nouns Which means there’s plenty to teach

  • A clear label on the reverse side of each card
    So you can stay on track with your teaching

  • A step by step activity guide that’s easy to use
    Encouraging you to use the cards in a variety of ways

Teaching Targets

There are 12 types of nouns included in this set. These nouns are relevant to everyday life.

30 cards such as cat, dog, elephant, horse, tiger

20 cards such as blender, clock, computer, dishwasher, fan

15 cards such as dress, hat, pants, socks, sweater, t shirt

30 cards such as apple, bread, carrot, milk, chicken

10 cards such as bed, chair, closet, couch, dresser

20 cards such as bowl, fork, glass, hairbrush keys

10 cards such as airport, beach, classroom, forest, grocery store

10 cards such as clouds, lightning, rain, snow, sun

15 cards such as painter, astronaut, dentist, doctor, farmer

10 cards such as bathroom, bedroom, dining room, garage, hallway

10 cards such as square, circle, triangle, rectangle, diamond

20 cards such as bike, bus, car, helicopter, motorcycle

Teaching Support

  • A step by step activities guide is included
    That gives focus and direction to your lessons

  • The activities are listed in order of complexity
    Starting with the easy ones will foster a feeling of success

  • Suitable for early through to more advanced learners
    So the way you use the cards can evolve as your student progresses

  • There are a variety of touching, sorting and saying activities
    This variety adds interest and will deepen your student’s understanding of nouns

  • There are suggestions for how to generalise to everyday life
    The greatest success comes with integrating the lessons learned into day to day living.

Activity Examples

Two activity examples are described below.

  • Touching
  • Sorting

This is a simple activity that requires the student to touch a noun flashcard when asked to do so.

How to
Place 4 nouns cards on the table.
Example: a blender, clock, computer and dishwasher.
Ask the student to “Touch the (noun).”
Example: “Touch the clock.”
The student is expected to touch the clock card.

Prompting for success
If the student is struggling, gently guide their hand to touch the correct card and state the name of the noun (Say “Clock”)

This is a simple activity that requires the student to sort a range of nouns flashcards by type.

How to
Place 4 nouns cards on the table.
Example: a banana, a cat, a bowl and a chair.
Hand the student up to 12 cards.
The student is expected to place the cards they are holding on top of the matching cards on the table.
So the apple would go on top of the banana and the dog on top of the cat.

Prompting for success
If the student is struggling, gently guide their hand to place each card they are holding on top of the correct card on the table.

free activity guide for picture flashcards

Free Download: Flashcard Activity Guides

Take the guess work out of how to use the cards by following our activity guides. With simple, step-by-step advice and helpful pictures, they’ve been designed so that you get the most out of the cards and out of each lesson with your student. Feel purposeful, organised and confident whilst you teach.

Purchase Our Entire Range

You can purchase our entire range when you buy both the Nouns Set and Language Flashcard Library

Nouns Flashcards
Our Nouns Set contains 200 clear and captivating images. There are 12 types separated by color coded dividers that help you to stay organised.

Language Flashcard Library
Our eight sets in one box option. The eight sets are Categories, Go Togethers, Emotions
Vol 1 and 2, Opposites, Prepositions and Verbs Vol 1 and 2. Purchase this product and our Nouns Set to buy our entire range.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, these cards are suitable for children and adults alike. They are ideal for adults learning English as a Second Language and also for those with an Acquired Brain Injury, which often occurs after a traumatic event such as a stroke.

The Nouns Set is suitable for a range of speech therapy goals. Here are some examples:

Increasing Vocabulary:
Vocabulary is a set of familiar words within a person’s language. A robust vocabulary improves all areas of communication – listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Improving syntax:
Syntax is the arrangement of words or phrases to create well-formed sentences. It is crucial for understanding and conveying thoughts, ideas and instructions.

Assisting articulation:
Articulation is the ability to form clear and distinct sounds that come together to form words. Clear articulation enables a person to express their basic needs and wants through to being able to engage in complex conversations.

Yes, these cards are suitable for individual and small group teaching sessions. They also work well for virtual (online) teaching sessions.

Yes, you can use these cards with both verbal and non-verbal students. A non-verbal student could sort the cards by type, such as animals, appliances and transport. They could also identify (by touch) the correct card among a field of 4 to 6 cards. For example, the teacher might ask a student to “Touch the food” or “Touch the toy”.