Has anyone tried Baby Can Read... was wondering if it works like they say it does?

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Jennifer - posted on 09/02/2009

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I got a copy of it from someone my husband works with. My son doesn't pay much attention to TV but when I put these discs in, he's glued to the TV. He's 17 months old. I don't know if this means it's working or not but he's really into it. They'll have simple commands like, "show me your nose..." and he'll do them. He also likes the animals. I have to make flash cards though and start the "reading" part of it.

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Hannah - posted on 09/02/2009

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I use it. I don't know how well it's working, but my daughter is only 8 months old. I didn't want to get it, but my boyfriend insisted on it. So he went ahead and ordered it. I play the movies for her, and she watches.. but it does not mean that I have stopped reading to her. It's a 20 minute video, so it doesn't take up too much time. But then there are the flash cards, and books, and all this other stuff. I use it sometimes, but not always. I'll let you all know if it worked later on down the road..

Bethany - posted on 09/02/2009

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I don't even own a tv. I don't want the tv to raise my children. I'd rather they do puzzles, games and read books then watch tv all day. I have a friends who has a three year old addicted to tv. She has one in her room, but it's not big enough so she throws fits to sleep on the couch and watch tv. Tv is her life. However I don't find it wrong to have your kids watch tv. It's only a problem when the tv because the babysitter.

Iysha - posted on 09/02/2009

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My co-worker and I had a conversation on this while I was pregnant. She said that on the TV it says you can order it for a price that seems reasonable, but that you have to order a whole lot more for the videos to work. So in other words, it's expensive. She also said that the people selling the products make you feel bad about not wanting to buy it after the true price is revealed. They told her that she must not think teaching her baby to read is important. How bad is that?!

You don't need Baby Can Read to make your child read. I think it's just another product that makes parents' spend shit loads of cash when they don't need to. I could be wrong, but I would never buy it.

September - posted on 09/02/2009

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In my opinion it's much better to teach a child to read by sitting with them and reading books or using flash cards. Rather then letting the TV do all the work. Plus you can get some good one on one time out of it too. My son loves to read and I love to read to him :) We don't watch a lot of TV.

Bethany - posted on 09/02/2009

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I really want to try this, but my baby is still too young she is only 2 months old. If I do try I'll let you know how it works. Let me know if you try. I have a friend that says her 2 sons were picking up on it, I'll have to find out how it's going for her and report back.

User - posted on 09/02/2009

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My friend is using it with her 2 kids. She thinks it is making a difference with her 2 1/2 year old. When songs come one and highlight the words, her daughter sings it, but won't sing the song any other time.

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