Has anyone ever tried the

Linsey - posted on 11/27/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I always see this on t.v when I called to see the price its was crazy! then when I didnt order they called me a few days later with the price of $80. This is still high and I was just wondering if it worked. If it is as good as they show then it is worth the 80. ????

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Linsey - posted on 11/28/2009

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Definitely! Its awesome that he has been given a little head start! I may have to get them for part of her Christmas gift. She is just so smart on her own, and the fact that I am fortunate enough to stay home with her helps tremendously! I cant wait to see how well she does! Thank You!!

Jessica - posted on 11/28/2009

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I actually have the Your Baby Can Read and I think it was worth the money personally. My almost 2 year old son has shown a lot of potential for higher learning than his age group, and after talking it over we decided on it. You can have a free 30 day trial and call within that first month to cancel it if you decide it's not for you.

As for results, an average 18 month old knows and can identify about 20 words. With us working with him and adding the Baby Can series to it, he knew over 60 at that age and his teachers were so impressed the director put him in the toddler room at a year and a half instead of the baby room which had 0-2 years old at the time. He is now in the 2-3 year old room and when they have to combine rooms (end of the day, holidays and low attendance) he goes into the preschool room when other 2 year olds go into the baby room, since they divide them based on how they are developmentally. So at under 2 years old he keeps up with 3-5 year old children without missing a beat! The only thing that makes him different than the preschoolers is his size and the fact that he's potty training. He speaks very well for his age and at almost 2 years old he knows somewhere between 150-200 identifiable (meaning he can point and say what they are, not just mimic) words, can read some 2 and 3 letter words (except Elephant, he knows that one really well as it's one of his favorites), can communicate in short sentences, is working on the alphabet (can point and identify several letters and their sounds) and can count a little bit. Just the other day he was in the bath tub with his foam letters and picked out a C, A, and T (I kid you not)! He said each letter and meowed like a cat and grinned. Of course as a parent I went ballistic with giddy praise! ;op I so wish I had a camera ready!

The guy that started the program came upon it kind of by accident. He wanted his baby girl to be able to watch something wholesome that he didn't have to worry about, so he made a home video naming what a few things are and putting signs up with the word to some things. I can't remember exactly, but I think she saw the word foot and grabbed her foot and he was shocked when she did it again after he had mixed up all the words as to make sure she just didn't memorize the order. It's kind of taken off since then and now there are two year olds and younger reading and spelling as well on his tapes. On one of the introductory tapes you see her grown and in college as she basically skipped through highschool. She herself talks about how much easier it was for her to learn and read in school because of it, and she'd get her homework done quicker than other kids so she had more time to play and do stuff she wanted to do.

It does seem too good to be true and there is one catch. You have to keep up with the program to get results, it's not just some magic button that makes your kid a super-brain or something. You'll get out of it what you put into it, so if you buy the program but never use it, not much is going to happen. But if you get it and utilize everything I guarantee you'll see results. Your kid should learn different words faster, and even memorize and be able to identify them after only hearing them once! Like I let my son watch one of the videos before naptime and one to settle down before bed time. Sometimes he takes the DVD off the shelf, out of the case, removes any DVD that's in the player and puts it in the DVD case he just opened (better than throwing or breaking it), then he puts his movie in, pushes it closed and comes to me saying either "Movie?" or the title. Again, he's not quite 2 yet. As for the book, he likes to look at books when he's on the potty, and either during potty time or during bath time we play with the flash cards and he loves them! He'll yell out the words he knows and if it's an animal he'll make the sound and grin, it's so cute! They also have blank flash cards that you can write on so we've written Mommy, Daddy, Kai and Mason on a few of them. He can pick out the letters in his first name pretty easily but Mason is a little harder :o)

Sorry for the novel, but hope it helped to hear a personal experience!

Linsey - posted on 11/28/2009

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the "My Baby Can Read" videos?? there on tv all the time in the morning. they teach your infant and toddlers to read, they seem to good to be true so Im sure they are. Or maybe Im just being negitive! haha

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