Flashcards are one of the classic study tools when learning something new, and for good reason. They promote active recall, which is one of the practices through which our brains learn most effectively.
The pictures added to this flashcard set makes them a lot more memorable.
In cognitive psychology, there’s a concept called the Picture Superiority Effect, which describes how people tend to remember imagery a lot better than they remember words. From the long term perspective this makes great sense since written language has only been around for roughly 5,000 years and man has been wandering the earth for closer to 200,000 years. Our brains have evolved to become very sensitive to imagery. Thus it turns out a mixture of imagery and words creates better results than just pictures.
This colorful package comes with 48 beautifully illustrated cards showing the letters of the Gujarati Alphabet. It is in pdf form so you can download them to your computer, use them online or print them to take with you wherever you go.
Vaishali was born and raised in Baroda (Vadodara), Gujarat, India and lived there until the age of sixteen. She was schooled at New Era High School, and was blessed with amazing teachers who instilled within her the love of language and a deep understanding of the rich heritage of the Gujarati culture.
After coming to the United States, she completed her high school and went on to earn her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California (USC). Today, she enjoys her life in San Diego with her husband, two children and her extended family, blending the best of both worlds into her modern life. She feels blessed that every day the vibrancy of the food, dance, language, games and history of the Gujarati culture are an integral part of everything she does.
Vaishali has been teaching Gujarati language, garba, raas and folk dances for the last fifteen years.