Lots of parents quiz their kids with flashcards, but the stale images of flat fruit, shapes, and people often makes the process seem like more work than fun for lil ones. Children can also have a hard time translating that the basic bike on the card is the same as the three-dimensional one whizzing by them on the street. Goosie Cards ($16 - $32) is the brainchild of a New Jersey momprenuer, Jennifer Marchetti, who created her business in 2006 so parents could create their own learning instruments by downloading personal photos.
The laminated sets, which take a few minutes to order online, assist moms and dads in teaching their tots the names of relatives, their favorite foods, a bedtime routine, and various other things. If you are looking for a personalized, educational item for a friend, the company also offers gift sets and certificates.