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Jessy - posted on 11/03/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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i was looking at the " your baby can read' on tv. where its suppose to help your child understand words and sounds as early as 3 months old till 5 years old. I have a 3 yr old now and expecting another in feb and was wanting some feed back on this product. any input would be nice from moms who have used it or know some one who has.

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Chrystal - posted on 11/04/2010

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Me and my husband actually just bought that for our 4m old. I like it. They had a special on The Today Show about it the other day. They said that they shouldn't call it my baby can read b/c it doesn't teach them how to read. It teaches them more memorization than anything. But what's funny is right before me and my husband bought it, we said the same thing the today show did. We thought it was impossible to teach them to read at 3m old, but I personally think it's great because I am trying to teach them memorization skills which is great! So when it comes time to start reading books they will recognize those words and as a parent you work with it. You start sounding out words and you actually teach them to read. Which is just common sense. So I personally don't think it's crap,I think it teaches them some words and memorization which is great! Good luck:)

Aurora H. - posted on 11/04/2010

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you can always make you're own. We have a As Seen On TV Store where I live and looked at those up close. It's pretty much words on a card and you act out on it. not to mention my daughter at 3months didn't have that long of an attention span. She's now 10 months and i'm still trying to get her to point at colours and pictures out of a book. All she wants to do is eat the book. LOL

Liz - posted on 11/03/2010

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When I first heard about it I thought it was a neat idea, but it teaches children to 'read' by memorization, not sounding things out. So that can lead to reading issues down the road if the child has no clue how to sound it out.

My son is 5 and he's starting to read. The only thing we've done is show him what sounds the letters make and then practicing spelling things.

Jamie - posted on 11/03/2010

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The Today Show had a news investigation about this product just the other day. They talked to 10 different Universities like Harvard and Yale. Go to Today.com and watch the clip about it. Personally I wouldnt and didnt buy it. Hope this helps :)

Anna - posted on 11/03/2010

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There's no science behind these products supporting their claims... They want your money, and it sounds so nice with early learning. Children will learn in their own pace, and babies aren't developed enough to absorb this information. But maybe the 3 year old would like it? Just don't expect more from it than from any other toy. A lot of reading with the child and naming stuff around you over and over again works the same way (and is cheaper!! ;)). Best of luck with the new addition!!

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