Jan 22, 2012 Early Learning Everyday I have been spending at least 30 minutes showing flash cards to my son. I am trying to teach him colors, shapes, and animals. Some people think I am crazy, but my son seems to enjoy this time more and more everyday. He intensely focuses on the cards I show him, and smiles at the animals and colors he likes. He especially likes sheep and the color red. I don’t know if he is learning anything, but i hope it stimulates his mind, and strengthens our bond.