Mercedes and I made textured alphabet flashcards using beans, corn, yarn and sparkly stickers. Mercedes LOVED making them and once we were done with the alphabet she begged to make more. She loves to play with them. She touches the different textures as I quiz her on each letter. She likes to put them in the correct order while singing the alphabet, or mix them up and focus on learning each letter at a time. The different textures just add to the fun and learning.