Has anyone tryed your baby can read

Victoria - posted on 04/11/2010 ( 66 moms have responded )

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I just wanted to know if anyone has tryed your baby can read me and boyfriend saw the add on tv and want to know how real mothers like it

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Gina, that is a really good question. You are right, studies, and statistics can technically show whatever they want -which is why where the study was able to be published, and who endorses the results of that study matter a lot to how much merit should be given to the results. If a study is designed poorly, or if the statistics used to come to conclusions are wrong, that is what editors of peer-reviewed journals pick up on and they don't tend to publish those studies. So, the first study I'm referring to was published (sorry I was totally wrong about the dates) in 2004 in Pediatrics which is a highly ranked journal. Moreover, it was supported by the American Pediatrics Society. And I just noted from something I was reading to find that citation, the APS also has made a recommendation as of 1998, that they also do not recommend television viewing for children under 2. I've been reading a lot about this regarding the Baby Einstein DVD series, which was also developed by "psychologists" to enhance baby learning. I really would say after reading a lot about this, don't believe the hype. These materials are developed to make parents feel better because it helps them feel they are doing something "concrete" to help their child's development. There is no evidence, absolutely no studies to support this. Which is why I was noting there are quite a few studies that show the opposite. That it might be detrimental. That study was conducted at the Child Health Institute at Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. I'll go look for the citation for the other stuff. Its really important to ask questions as parents!

Amy - posted on 04/13/2010

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As a teacher with my degree in Early childhood through 4th grade, I think it is developmentally inappropriate for children 6 months or a year to be "learning to read". Let your child be a child. They will learn to read and it isn't really needed or helpful in the long run for them to learn at the age of 1. Our society pushes our kids to grow up too fast and this, in my opinion, is a little rediculous. Show me the long term bonus in it. You can start teaching them when they are in preschool and that is early enough. There is no benefit in teaching them to read so young.

Gina - posted on 04/12/2010

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I have missed a few days before because my baby was very sick, but it did not seem to set him back much at all once I started it up again.

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Nikki - posted on 03/29/2011

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You can now buy it at Wal-Mart I saw it there in the toys section were the books are.

Kara - posted on 03/16/2011

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my daughter is almost 2 n i brought them not that loag ago after seeing it on tv..she isnt keen on sitting in front of the telly at all watching the dvds but the book n the cards ect she loves wants to read them all the tme . shes not really talkin atm so im hoping this will help her n she loves them so its goin pretty good atm

Katie - posted on 03/13/2011

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From a child development majors point of view (and a mom of a 2 year old) Kids can not scan the page from left to right so they can not learn to read until later in life (4 or 5) If the child does learn the word it is from memorization of the flash card or word, I did a paper on it at school and from the research I found it does more damage then good in the end. (if you really study it with them) It is a lot of money and you can find books that are way better for them to learn from. good luck!

Bandlbednar@msn.com - posted on 03/09/2011

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We had considered ordering it but after doing the research, decided against it due to the possible setbacks later. However, we did order Hook on Phonics and our girls LOVE it! Good luck

Dee - posted on 02/01/2011

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Don't be an idiot, Your Baby Can Read is a terrible idea. *they will love the dvd's and want to watch them all the time, and they will even start recognizing words and reciting them to you when they see them, but this is not reading- it is recognizing. I would like you to write out a word that they have never seen before like battery or something of the like, and see if your child has really learned to read or if they have just learned to recognize words and recite them (& only them).
Why are we rushing this? is reading all that important??? Whats important is connections with people and learning emotions and letting our children be children - and dont think for one minute that having your kid just play isn't beneficial. Play is one of the best things you can have your child do. They are constantly learning about life and the way the world works- without you having to turn on the TV. Think about it.

Dee - posted on 02/01/2011

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Ok- I'm not sure if mothers know this or not but watching TV in general for a young baby/ toddler/ child- Is not a good idea.
I have a friend who has "your baby can read" for her son and it's true- he recognizes words that he's seen on the tv and can recite the words he has learned associated to the picture- but he is a TV zombie. Sure he can read a few words but all the hours that his mom sat him in front of the TV were lost and that time should have been spent with him crawling and exploring the floor. BTW- he never crawled and hardly learned to walk by the time he was 1.5 because all his "learning"time was spent watching TV instead of really learning- i'e. on the floor or in moms arms!
Now everyone wants their child to be smart and impress others but this is not the way to do it. && Its true, they will learn to read when the timeis right. The first 5 years is an important time for the kids to learn LANGUAGE- not reading. this is the catch. don't waste your baby's time by putting them infront of a TV and turning them into zombies!
I have a 1 1/2 year old son who is NEVER allowed to watch TV. & all he ever wants to do is read books with mommy and daddy- he can't recite the words that he see's but his interest in the books is amazing, not to mention that my friend who has "your baby can read" gives her son books, I bought him some for his B-day, and he could give 2 diddlies about them. He is never reading except to impress family or friends. Its such a joke. If you want your kid to have the best start in life- you will NEVER put them in front of a tv, you'll breastfeed them for at least a year (after having a completely natural and drug free birth) and you will show them endless and endess amounts of LOVE!
Well I gotta go cause my son wants me to read a book to him- no lie!

Lisa - posted on 04/19/2010

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We have it and our daughter LOVES it! She just turned 12 months old and I hear her repeating some of the words on the screen.

Tawnya - posted on 04/19/2010

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Yes, my son is now one and we have been introducing it to him since 6 months. He does not speak well yet, but very aware of things on the DVD. HE LOVES IT. He claps, puts his arms up when asked. You ask him where is the lion, kitty, puppy. He points them out. I am very pleased with it so far. Even if you do not think it is helping it is, also if is fun and the music is fun. Its like going to the zoo or park everyday!

Codi - posted on 04/18/2010

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I have Your Baby Can Read, and the dvd's are only 18-25 minutes long, she only watches them 2 times a day and she is doing very well. My baby just turned a year old and we have been doing it for 3 months. She repeats words and does a lot of the actions. I do not think that in today's world we can keep the TV from our babies, so we might as well teach them something with it. I love it, I think it is worth it. There are many benefits to children learning to read early. good luck

Gina - posted on 04/18/2010

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Question: is that study show statistical significance? I am curious to know. After taking a statistics class in college I learned that some studies can be deceiving. You can show links between just about anything. If there is a statistical significance than that warrants some more attention. However, even then the links may only be that links and not cause and effect. So, when it comes to studies and reports I look into the study, how it was conducted, and the results it generated before deciding to believe it.

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Hi! I'm sorry I not terribly familiar with "your baby can read" but if I can just make two comments... 1) is that the recommendation of the Canadian Pediatric Society is that children under the age of 2 not be watching television or DVDs. There are two-fold reasons for this. I'm a developmental psychologist and anybody can get paid to develop a DVD program, just because someone with a degree developed them doesn't mean that those DVDs are good for children under 2 to be viewing. There is some preliminary evidence from two studies published last year that early tv or video viewing may be linked with the development of ADHD because it appears to have an impact on the neurological development of attention. That's one. Two, another study this year indicated that just having a television on in the house, regardless of whether anyone is watching it, reduces how much parents talk to their children, and appears to have an negative effect on early language development. So, the best thing you can do if you want your child to learn to read, and develop a love of reading, is to have books in your home, and to read them to your child. Period. Don't let other people who invent gadgets like this program fool you. Just get some good books, or borrow them from the library and read them to your child. Honest! There's no magic bullet for learning to read.

Gina - posted on 04/18/2010

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Yes you could do things yourself. I was planning on doing things the way your baby can read does it, and when I found out about your baby can read I decided to buy it to help me and I am glad I did. But that may not be the best for everyone.

Cidia - posted on 04/17/2010

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we have been trying in it and my girl loves the songs!! we are on the second cd and she just loves it....i'm not sure if she has learn much but she claps and says up and lil things like that, she sits throught the whole cd when we play it!

Patricia - posted on 04/17/2010

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I don't have the proogram, but from your comments and the infomercial it seems like you can do most of that by yourself ... if you are a stay at home mom

My son is 1 year old and he recognises words from his books and can find the real object too. He can recognise the in English and Spanish (I am Ecuadorian and my husband American) but I am playing, reading, singing all day long with him.
He watches some music videos once in a while because my pronunciation is not great and it seems like he is catching up some words... I am still waiting for him to talk, he just says mama

Gina - posted on 04/16/2010

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I should have specified it is about $200 for the deluxe kit which includes 5 DVDs. 5 sets of flashcards and 1 book.

Amanda - posted on 04/16/2010

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My parents got it for my daughter for her first birthday (just the dvds and flashcards- she got it from amazon for like $50 I think). We've only had it a week and my daughter doesn't have a long enough attention span to sit and really watch the dvd and my 3 1/2 year old son thinks it's boring. However, I've continued to play it once a day all this week and I sit with my daughter while it's on, but if she wanders off that's fine, she usually comes back for the songs. Anyway, in just this past week, she has begun signing words that she wouldn't before (the dvds don't include sign language, but I have been doing signs with the words on the dvd) and she'll point to body parts that she wouldn't before even though I would try to get her to. For some reason, seeing it on the dvd seems to have made it click for her. It's a fun little dvd set to have. I am still skeptical about the reading, but I figured it couldn't hurt and she also enjoys the opening music- she always dances to it, so she likes it more or less :-)

Frias - posted on 04/16/2010

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My 13 month old baby boy loves it. Its a great program, however I do not believe it actually teaches my baby to read. The colors are great and my baby Bryan loves the music.

Krystle - posted on 04/16/2010

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I got the YBCR program as a gift from my mother when my girl was 4 months old, and she has been watching it since then. It is not as time consuming as implyed by some of the previous posts (I say the disks range for 15-20 minutes). She is now a year old (well, she will be next week). She repeats many of the words in the set, and mimics almost all of the actions. She loves everything about the set. I was skeptical at how well it would work, but I have to say it works very well. There are so many things that are marketed to help improve a child cognitively, I say why not try to help them. I can't say that it hurts because I was taught to read by the time I was 4 by my parents, and I can't say that I was never behind in anything. This type of development is definately an advantage.

Sherri - posted on 04/16/2010

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I have been using the system with my 11 month old son for a few months, It DOES NOT require 3 hours of sitting in front of the tv, each video is about 15-20 mins long and you start with the starter only, after a month or 2 you move to the next one which is about the same length, they recommend your baby watches it twice a day and once or twice a week review the previous session. My son is already reading some of the words and is very advanced for his age, He is my 4'th child and is more advanced in his cognitive skills using this program! He loves the book that came with it and the sliding word cards are awesome! We don't put hours a day into the program and don't even do the word cards every day and he is still learning words from the dvd's. He can place shapes into his shape sorter, put simple puzzle pieces into position and is also speaking many words he hears in the dvds
I LOVE the system and it was worth every penny!

Amber - posted on 04/16/2010

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You know, I take issue with the "We should not teach our children to read at an early age, because they will be bored in school" theory. I taught myself to read when I was barely three years old. Not only was I not bored in school, but because my mother encouraged me, I still have a great love for reading, and am also a proficient writer, and have a great love for language. I have not tried the "Your baby can read" DVD's, but I wish I could afford them. If they learn from it, fantastic. Foster their love for learning now. It will pay off later. ;)

Kelly - posted on 04/16/2010

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My daughter started watching it at around 3 months. She's 12 months now and is starting to recognize words mostly body parts. For example, she will touch her toes when shown the word. Most importantly though, she loves them. Even though she has seen them over and over, she still squeals every time that I turn them on. She also pays much more attention to words and letters in her environment than any baby/now toddler that I've ever seen. I also have a 10 year old. I didn't use this specific program with him, but I did teach him to read very young. He was reading simple chapter books in Kindergarten. Being advanced in reading has not created problems for him in school as some have suggested. He has always loved school and is currently in an accelerated program for gifted students. He has always been the best reader in his class, but teachers have done a good job of providing him with challenging reading material at his level. If you wait to teach kids to read until age 5, it is like learning a second language. I'm amazed at how many "gifted" kids in his classroom struggle with reading aloud. Whereas, my son reads aloud as fluently as he speaks. It is much easier for them to learn as they are learning spoken language. It's much more enjoyable too. It's not much fun to learn to read three letter words when you already have near mastery of spoken language. It's simply boring and tedious then.

Micaela - posted on 04/16/2010

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I tried since my baby is 2 months, obviously you can't sit in front of the TV for so long a little baby. She is one year now, but she can't read now, but she enjoy the cards, probably I have to wait until she is older and have more words to say (she only say mom, dad, street, milk, mamama (grandma) or papapa (grandpa)....

Jocelyn - posted on 04/16/2010

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I just bought this of Ebay for $65. It's 5 dvd's and 50 flashcards. I didn't think I needed the $200 package. I'm very excited about getting this. My twin boys are just starting to get interested in tv and there isn't much on (Sesame Street is on during nap time!) Anyway, I've been trying to work with them on body parts and things like that and they don't seem too interested in what I have to say! They think it's funny but haven't really caught on. So that's what I'm excited for. It's not so much the learning to read but the ability to learn that things have a name. I'm sure they'll be able to pick it up with just me eventually but if they're going to be watching tv why not have it be something they can learn from? I've heard good and bad things about it but I wanted to find out on my own. You can also buy the dvd's and flash card set at Bed Bath and Beyond now for around $70 (I think)!

Gina - posted on 04/16/2010

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I have been reading many of the posts listed about "Your Baby Can Read". It is obvious to me that many people have no idea what they are talking about. First of all, it only costs about $200 not $500.

Second, it does teach you how to understand the words being taught. For example, the word clap. First they show the word. Then they say clap while an arrow follows below the word. Then they repeat that. Then they show a child clapping. Then they say something like "The little girl is clapping. Can you clap?" So the child learns what the word looks like (and the arrow helps the child understand what different letters sound like together as the word is being said) and gets a video of the object or action. Plus, they get to hear in sentences how to properly use the word. After a few minutes (about 4 or 5 minutes) they play a song or a poem. Then they do another set of words. Sometimes there are words from the first set mixed in so that a child does not learn things in a certain order.

Then you have flash cards you can use outside of the video to help them learn even more.

I can tell you after learning a second language as an adult I understand how valuable this is. Plus, it teaches the child how to visualize the word in such a way that they can read much better than most people can. Many speed reading courses reteach you how to read words so that you read them much like how this program teaches you.

Oh... and a comment on the your child will be bored in school. I would much rather have them ahead and bored and possibly get special assignments from a teacher then have them behind and possibly holding back the class and come home crying because school is too hard. I have a brother who would get bored at school and a sister who had a hard time. I have seen both sides. My Mom wishes this program had been around when my sister was young.

One of the saddest things I have learned is that we (the United States) are behind in our education compared to many other countries.

Ali Marie - posted on 04/16/2010

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I bought mine from amazon for $50. It came with the whole DVD set, but not the flashcards (I made my own and posted a bunch up around the house) and no books (we have TONS of books and I read 3-4 to her every night)

My daughter loves the DVD's but idk if i can say she's really learned how to "read" from them. She just turned one and she hasn't mimicked anything, or started saying any words besides "da-da" But she could just be behind developmentally regardless (she's not crawling or walking either)

I find that they're good for when I'm home alone with her and need to do something like the dishes, laundry, etc and would worry about leaving her just sitting with her toys. I put on one of the DVD's and know she will watch it and not try to get into anything else. In my opinion its a lot better than putting on Dora the Explorer or something like that. I haven't found any baby-appropriate shows that I like on regular tv. Plus I can work the DVD's into *my* schedule.

It might not be "great" for babies but I don't see it as "bad" either. Everything in moderation of course. (whoever said 3 hrs is completely wrong)

Jessie - posted on 04/16/2010

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it doesnt cost 500 like the preivious mom says its only 199 if you get everything you can just get the videos for 50. plus the movies are anywhere from 15-20 minutes which isnt to long i totally think they are worth it my daughter will sit though the video but not through me reading to her she just shuts the books. I sit there with her while she watches and interact with her that way its just not me putting a video on and letting it teach my child

Kristin - posted on 04/16/2010

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We bought it when our daughter was about 4 mths old. she likes it for the beginning credits and then maybe 3minutes at a time and that is fine with me. She does get the concept and loves the songs and poems. It was a good refresher for me to hear them singing the nursery rhymes and songs to her. She isn't talking early or showing any amazing signs but she did one day just start clapping when they did it on the video and waves hi when Eleeka says Hi. She taps the table when they say tap and touches her head when they sing head shoulders knees and toes. Little things really but I thought they were adorable and so worth the purchase to me. As a 1st time mom sometimes I am not sure what is the best to teach my daughter and it is nice to have the tutorial. Perhaps if I was a teacher or in early education I would not need the help but I greatly appreciate the gently hint/ nudge to push forward with learning. It keeps me from getting lazy since my daughter also likes to rip and eat all books when we try to read to her.

Katie - posted on 04/16/2010

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I have. What they dont tell you is it cost like $500! We got it and I can not see how a baby can learn to read from it. If your baby has an hour long attention span....maybe. It goes from words like cat, dog, arm to elephant in just the introduction video (thats a big leap!). Not worth the money....read to your kids instead....they'll catch on when its time :)

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I have a friend that swears by it, but my husband and I will not buy it. So what if your kid can read at 18 months? Cognitively they won't understand what they are reading. My 3 year old loves to hear chapter books but it is difficult to find chapter books that interest a 3 year old. I agree with the woman who said that it would hold kids back once they got to school since they would be bored while others are learning.

Tina - posted on 04/15/2010

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I have the set. My son has been watching it since about 6 months. He really loves the word cards, books, and flash cards. He likes the video, but I do not make him watch it 2 times a day. He watches it every day though. I have not noticed him "reading yet" but he loves books. He is going to be 1 next week and actually pulls the movies out to watch them. I think it is better than letting you child just watch cartoons. Overeducation is never a bad thing in my eyes.

Jessie - posted on 04/15/2010

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I started my daughter on it when she was 8 months old and she will be one next week. she loves to sit there and watch it especially the songs. she has learned so much she knows what things are and her body parts she can read a lot of the words she just cant say them all she does say a lot more words then babies her age though so i think it is worth the money. it also comes with books and flash cards that my daughter wont sit long enough to look at so if you dont want to spend the full amount you can get the dvds on ebay for like 50 dollars

Lisa - posted on 04/15/2010

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Yes my daycare provider uses it with my daughter and she actually gives her homework to bring home on the weekends. My daughter actually loves the DVD's and the flashcards. She even does the exercises along with DVD's.

Brinda - posted on 04/15/2010

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We received the program as a gift and my DD LOVES it! She gets really excited when you ask her if she wants to watch her "movie" and again is VERY excited to read the books and flashcards. We started the program the first of the year and she just turned 1 yesterday and is already saying multiple words beyond the mama, dada, baba.....she is really taking off in her vocab. And she is being a child, no one is forcing her to sit and watch it....the DVD is on and she takes an interest in watching it and she is clearly excited to watch it. I believe that any activity can be fun and as long as your child is happy and they get something out of it - great!!! It certainly is better then those brainless baby einstein movies. Its great and I would def rec it to any and all moms that want to help their child exceed in life. Learning is a blessed event - not harmful.

Ashley - posted on 04/15/2010

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Well even if you think this DVD isn't for you I'd suggest Baby Einstein's DVDs. My son will be a year on the 26th and he LOVES those DVDs. He loves the classical music and the childrens tunes. He dances all the time and interacts with the tv. I think reading to your child, showing him words and objects will help him understand them and learn them quickly. There's nothing wrong with teaching a young child like a six month old "how to read" since he wont read until he's older anyway. I say it like that because a baby isn't reading. He's absorbing. He'll recognize everything you show him and soon he'll say those words or do that sign. Oh another good thing to try with your young ones, even older ones, is sign language. It helps communication between child and adult before they're able to use words. My son knows the milk sign very well! There is nothing wrong with wanting a smart or advanced child. Chances are he'll grow up being average or slightly above average anyways. I think it's a fun way to bond with your little one. My son is soothed by the DVDs. Sometimes he listens to a DVD from the other room while he naps instead of his regular bed time tunes. Music, books and DVDs are wonderful ways to help children learn. As long as you don't souly depend on them.

Sharne - posted on 04/15/2010

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Im not sure about the one you are talking about but i ordered some flash cards on line and spend about 5 minutes a day on them just a few to start with so that there is no confusion. She can now sign bed, more and milk only after two weeks and it is really great, my favorite is when she gets tired, she comes up to me gives me a cuddle and signs bed. I know that she is ready for bed and put her in, it has cut down on a lot of crying and tantrums because she is going to be when she is tired and not when i think she is + there is no dvd to watch. I hope that helps

Crystal - posted on 04/14/2010

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I have wondered about this program also...my partner wants to get it for our twin girls but I personally would like to be able to enjoy teaching them the way i taught their brother. For me, it just takes the fun out of being the teacher to your children.

For those that use it, that is great but for me i want to be the one to teach the fundamentals in the beginning...not a DVD that they watch over and over again. Good Luck in your decision.

Merry - posted on 04/14/2010

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baby can read does teach good oldphonetics. yes memorization does happen for the first few words but then they do alot of sounding it out words and other phonetical learning. if you watch the parents part and read the manual you can see how it works.

Melissa - posted on 04/14/2010

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I actually came very close to purchasing it for my little one, but I got many many warnings from family members and friends, that while its a good idea, it actually hinders a childs ability to read later on. The baby learns to sight read, not spell. She will be able to 'read' (recognize) all those big words you see on the commercials, but later on in life, when she's asked to read a word shes never seen, she wont be able to begin to sound it out and learn on from there.
I was still a little interested in the product, until i talked to my nana, who told me she taught my great aunt cindy to read that way (cindy, CANT read a word she doesnt recognize...)
To each her own, buti wanted to pass along the information given to me when i had this same question. =)
Hope i could help.

Jessica - posted on 04/14/2010

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My daughter has been using your baby can read since she was 6 months old. I think it is wonderful. She started speaking earlier then a lot of babies. Her first word was clap. She waved earlier. I think it is a great program.

Rebecca - posted on 04/14/2010

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I do agree with this. At first, it wasn't too bad but as the child progresses you're supposed to have them watch the new dvd along with the old ones. I thought this was way too much, even for "educational" tv. We'd have him watch that months current video in the morning and once in the evening.

Rebecca - posted on 04/14/2010

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We have it. My son is actually watching it right now. We've had it since he was about 4 months. He giggles when he hears the opening music/sounds (a baby babbles) and if he's not in the room, he comes crawling to watch it. I noticed him picking up things from the videos by the second month. No, he wasn't reading lol but he would kick and babble when it showed a word from the previous video and when it was a new word, he would be quiet and look like he was studying it. The videos have songs and poems in them along with other little kids and animals- all of which children seem to be drawn to naturally. My son was doing The Ittsy Bittsy Spider at 6 months, which I attribute a large part to these videos. We did the books and flash cards at meal times and sometimes throughout the day. He really did pay attention (we don't do the books/cards as much now). He loves books now and if I sit down on the floor (while he is getting into something he shouldn't lol) and say "Hmmm I think I will read this book" he will come over to read it with me. I would recommend them to any parent. It's not mindless tv, it's entertaining to the kids and it certainly won't hinder their learning.

As with everything, moderation and variety is key. It's not a replacement for good old face to face interaction and teaching.

Good luck!

Gina - posted on 04/13/2010

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Actually many countries consider us behind in how we teach our children to read.

Diane - posted on 04/13/2010

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I have been doing this program since last September, just a couple of days prior to my son turning 5 months old.

We had no issues with them trying to overcharge us. I do think it's a wonderful program.

You are supposed to start it at 3 months of age, so if you wanted to teach your child to read by reading to them & pointing at words--that really isn't going to happen at 3 months of age. I know that reading to your child & pointing to the words is great, but it's not the only way & this way you can start them younger. I personally learned to read at the age of 3, which is young & I have LOVED & EXCELLED in reading & writing my whole life, so I really want to give my son that as well.

We are now on the final DVD of the program. He loves the DVDs & flashcards, but the books don't go over well because he wants to grab them & he rips the pages. They should have made them board books IMO.

We are also doing the Spanish program from YBCR as well & my son also really likes that too.

The program may not work as quickly as they promise (for all kids I mean, for some it certainly does) but they will still be far ahead of other kids who don't use this program. I know it's not necessary to teach them to read at this young of an age, but I do think it's easier to learn when they are younger & if you can do it I think it's really great for your child.

If anyone has any questions about this product please feel free to contact me. I am not up for debating it, but I am up for answering questions.

Merry - posted on 04/13/2010

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my son loves it and i have read about the long term benifits....loving to read! it is like learning 2 languages from birth as opposed to learning one and then trying to learn a 2nd language at 6 years old. it comes naturally for a baby to learn anything you teach him so why not teach reading? i have heard of NO negative side affects from early reading unless you think being too smart is a bad thing.....the videos are only 20 minutes long and it is suggested to watch it 2x a day. but you can do it once a day or every other day or whatever! it all is extra bonus learning. and i have heard NO mom say "i wish i wouldnt have let my baby learn to read, it has been a terrible thing that she can read" lol

Teresa - posted on 04/13/2010

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I just read an article in Today's Parent ( or maybe Canadian Family) about how it should not be used as it deters kids later on in life to loving reading.... whatever let kids be kids... the time you spend on teaching them to read instead of playing or enjoying being outside or doing a fun activity......you can't get that time back!

I agree with Amy- there is no benefit to teaching kids that young to read

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