Picture Words - Visual Vocabulary for All Ages
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Because we remember faces easier than we do names, it follows that learning vocabulary with colorful illustrations to help with recall is a more effective plan than merely studying lists of words and their definitions. Picture Words, created by Marie's Words, features a full-color, hand-drawn illustration on one side to show the word in a way that helps your child recall the meaning more easily.
550 Vocabulary Words Gleaned From the SAT
Just as a logo is a visual representation of a company, Picture Words utilizes colorful illustrations to create a "face" for each of the 550 vocabulary words gleaned from the SAT® test and literature. While some of the illustrations are not immediately apparent, once understood, each drawing will aid in mastering the definitions of these words and is a natural augmentation to your child's study of word roots. On the reverse of each Picture Words card is the phonetic pronunciation, definition and part of speech, the word used in a sentence, synonyms, and antonyms.
Richer, More Precise Vocabulary
Alphabetized, numbered, and with a hole punched in a corner, Picture Words presents difficult vocabulary in a visual and meaningful way for children of all ages. If you want your children to employ a richer, more precise vocabulary in everyday speech and in their writing, and if you want them to have a better understanding of literary classics, start playing Picture Words today.
Publisher: Marie's Words
review by Pebblekeeper blog
"...We love the way the words are displayed to help you figure out what the meaning is. How the picture sears into your memory to help understand the word and to give a visual cue as well. And – how addicting it is. In no time at all, the boys were laughing, reasoning, questioning, deliberating, solving, playing, enjoying, & willingly participating..."Read the Full Review
review by Modest Mom
"...If you are trying to expand your child’s knowledge of words this would be an easy painless way to do so! With 550 cards it will take your family a while to get through all of them. You’ll be word-smith’s in no time!..."Read the Full Review
review by My Life on a Taffy Pull
"...Every couple days we explore 2 or 3 new cards. We talk about what they are seeing in the picture and what the word could possibly mean by what they see. Amazingly they can get pretty accurate with their elementary vocabulary. We’ll probably be doing this for years! What a great value!..."Read the Full Review
review by Love2Learn2Day
"In summary: I have an affinity for the cards. And will use them with my children. While I think that the best way to enrich vocabulary is to read widely and often, I did that as a teen and didn't ace the SAT. This is another tool to add to the learning toolbox..."Read the Full Review
review by Marine Corps Nomads
"Marie’s Words is a fun, visual way to expand your vocabulary and prepare for standardized testing. Overall, I feel these cards are a fun way to incorporate vocabulary into your homeschool or just daily life. They would also be great to use for posting a word for the day."Read the Full Review
review by Home with Purpose
"...Marie’s Words will definitely be joining our other well used card games on the shelf! We’ve really enjoyed it...What a fun way to enhance your vocabulary! The pictures are colorful and clever…they really help you visually connect the words with their meanings! There’s a huge variety of words included. And in the short time we’ve been playing it, I can see that the words the kids have gotten incorrect have really stuck with them. This game has definitely been a hit for us!..."Read the Full Review
review by Homedaze
"...I have been so impressed with this 'little box' of cards. I have loved how easy it was to use and how well it teaches the words. Marie’s Words is absolutely worth the [cost] from Timberdoodle. As a bonus I found a little slip of paper in the box that says, 'Picture Words-in a Flash! Marie’s Words is also available in app stores for the iPhone, iPad, and Android.' How cool is that? In this technological age this app would be priceless for our kids to have with them wherever they go..."Read the Full Review
review by Blessed Beyond a Doubt
"I was extremely impressed when I realized Marie’s Words was created by a high school junior preparing for the SAT. I guess that explains why my 2 high schoolers enjoy playing it so much. My 7 year old loves to draw a card and guess the definition, too. It’s a super FUN game that we all enjoy playing during our weekly Family Nights!"Read the Full Review
As I mom, I plan to use these as basic vocabulary cards- even a young child can learn from the pictures and remember them. There is a reason standardized tests focus so much on vocabulary. We all communicate with words. The more words you know, the better you can express yourself. It helps with writing and it certainly helps with reading. I have always been one to “push” my children a bit with words. Always reading a book just a bit above their level. Never backing down from using large, complicated words. When my children have done their yearly testing here in Washington, they had done fantastic on the vocabulary sections. Most of my children achieving perfect scores in that section.
This is an awesome tool for right-brain learners. The visual cues are a great way to learn vocabulary. Its a huge set with hole punches allowing us to create sets of words and put a book ring in them. Between these and the math wraps, my kids will be learning tons in the car :-)
We LOVE Marie's words! My kids take turns picking out 10 words to learn each week. The pictures on the front of the cards really do help with remembering definitions.
We refer to this as the million dollar words.
We loved these and I can not wait to use these with my younger daughter.