After buying the set of flashcards from China I gained more confidence to buy more products from China and decided to check out the rest of the online shop and bought the 63 day dots programme card set.
For a brief explanation of this 63 day dots programme, you can read this helpful mummy blogger’s entry. (She calls it the 65 day dots programme but it is the same thing)
So I took the plunge, ordered and waited patiently. The cards took 15 days to arrive in Singapore from China, by sea.
Once again, I was quite pleased with my purchase. The cards came in the handy red and blue boxes as advertised, and in them were flashcards packaged in envelopes indicating the day you were supposed to use it.
The flashcards were also thick and of good quality. There were some variations in the cards – some were red dots, while others had a variety of pictures. There were no variations within cards to be shown on the same day – this way the children should not get confused.
Similar to the previous set of picture flashcards that I bought, this set also came with 5 rubber fingertips.
There was an instructional manual (in Chinese) supplied – luckily my Chinese is not too bad, I was able to read and understand the instructions.
There were just a three minor issues:
The cards were arranged in normal sequential order, so I had to reverse the order (when flashing your cards are in reverse order and you bring them from back to front).
No front title card – I had to make it myself
A discrepancy in the flashing instructions – From what I was told during the home practice session, when you reach the equation part of the program, you just read the equation and not the answer. However, in the instructional booklet provided, you read the answer out as well. I’m gonna read out the answers, because I think that makes more sense, that’s how it is described on the Japanese Shichida link above and that’s how Glenn Doman does it. Here’s a picture of the instructions –
The set cost 998rmb (about $213), and the shipping and agent fees cost me $80, which brings the total cost to nearly $300. I paid less for the agent fees this time round because I have been upgraded to VIP status after buying the whole lot of flashcards the last round.
Overall, I think even though this set is more costly than the set available locally at the Shichida school, it saves me lots of time in between lessons, as the cards are already sorted out according to the day it is supposed to be used.