"Your Baby Can Read"

Samiya - posted on 09/09/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I really want to get the "Your Baby Can Read" for my daughter but I don't want it to be a waste of money. Has anyone else had this for your child, and did it work?

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Katie - posted on 09/13/2010

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I wouldn't waste your money on it. You can easily teach your child by using flashcards of your own. That's what I did and my daughter knows animals, body parts, and lots of words/phrases and what they mean. It just takes time and work on your part. The videos do not work like they show on the commercial.

Caitlin - posted on 09/11/2010

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My daughter is 11months old (one year, Oct 6) and every night my husband or I read to her. Whether it be a couple baby books or something more for maybe a preschool age. We also will take the time to read to her during play time (I'm a SAHM right now). We started practicing certain things with her since she was about 3months old. When we would pick her up, we would go "Up" and hold our arms up before we picked her up. She knows holds her arms up and babbles when she wants up. Also, when she got started on solid foods we would go "Eat" and point to our mouth. We'd tell her we eat with out mouth. Now when she knows its breakfast/lunch/dinner time she points towards her mouth and babbles a little. My husband didn't want to invest the money into a program like "Your Baby Can Read"...he said we should just have bonding time and teach her to read ourselves. We decided a parent should be the best teacher for the kid instead of a program. Yea, she can't talk yet but she does get a lot of verbal cues (eat, up, sleep), understands where her mouth is, eyes are, what a puppy is, etc., and can babble/grunt in conversation (like she is following it and responding back).

Amanda - posted on 09/10/2010

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i have it but got it off of amazon for only $70 and it is the same thing. my daughter is 14 months and she doesnt really like watching it excep for when a song comes on. She doesnt read or anything but now when i say mouth and say ahh she points into her mouth and says ahh sometimes and for arms up she puts her arms up but that is about it I wouldnt buy it if i were you.

Laura - posted on 09/10/2010

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I have no intention on getting that for my daughter, she can read 3 letter words already (at 22 months), purely from me reading them out to her (she can easily read words like dog,cat,mom,dad,etc). I point out what the words mean. Mind you, she's insanely smart. My husband just asked her if she wanted an apple for dessert and she yes "Yes pwease, but onwy half" How she learned the word "half" and what it means I have no idea...

Teaching body parts is easy enough on its own, sing and act out things like "Head shoulders knees and toes"

Martina - posted on 09/10/2010

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my son learned it without financial expenses. he was 3 as he read the first words aloud, with five he could read short texts to me, and now he just finished his first whole-story book AND - what's important - could retell the story to me.

I think those learning programs are crap, the cild needs the guidance of their parents more than that.
because i was tired from school back then, i started to show my 3-year old house numbers (other than telling him why the sun ridses and sets and stuff) when walking arund the buggy. after half a year he was able to read two-digit numbers, at his 6th birthday in spring he could tell 3 digit numbers and calculate simple multiplications

just go for it with seemingly stupid games, find your kid an interest that it's obsessed with (pirates... since he was 3 *sigh*) so it wants to read the concerning books on his own.

Jalmec - posted on 09/09/2010

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I bought it and my son has been using it for about a month now. he's only 7 months old so he's not really reading, but he' learning his body parts and how to do things like put his hands up. it doesn't work like they show it in the commercial, but he is learning.

Nohely - posted on 09/09/2010

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I have downloaded it. but i did not use it because my baby wont sit still to watch it. she doesnt like to watch tv. and my opinion about the programme: i thought it was more organised. like all colors together, animals together or short and long words seperate. but they are mix it so for me the strategy is mix up. I do think it counld work but it think its mixed up.

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