Hoo is Ready for School? flashcards are different from other flashcards because they not only teach the letters and sounds, but also teach key phonemic awareness skills such as rhyming and segmenting words. These are key skills for beginning readers. In addition, the cards teach positional words which are important vocabulary words and concepts for children to understand for reading and math (e.g., behind, next to, over, under, etc.). There are many ways to play the game. My students and children love when I take a few cards and fan them out. Then I say “Pick a card, any card.” Kids can also pick from the top of the deck or the cards can be dealt out. Hoo is Ready for School? flashcards are great for toddlers, preschoolers and students in the grades K-1.