The "Your Baby Can Read" Program

Ashlee - posted on 05/28/2010 ( 16 moms have responded )

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Does anyone have this program and has it worked?



Do you have any suggestions on where to get it, maybe used, just cheaper?

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As a former teacher, I wouldn't recommend it. Like Jennifer said, phonics and comprehension are just as important (if not more important) than memorizing words. The program appears to work because kids are reading words they've memorized, but the program leaves out the other important aspects of reading. IF you teach you child phonics and comprehension along with the program, go for it. If not, he'll be fine learning to read in school.

A good phonics website is www.starfall.com

Comprehension is fairly easy to work into story time. When reading, as your child to predict what will happen next based on pictures. Ask about the characters. Get him to tell you what happened in the beginning, middle and end.

You don't need "Your Baby Can Read" but if you HAVE to have it, you need to make sure you include phonics and comprehension.

Joy - posted on 06/01/2010

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We bought this. Never used it. Katie still knew her alphabet by 2, and was reading BIG words (like surrogate) by 4. Alphabet magnates. Best thing you can buy your child!!! They will sit there all day long putting together letter combinations. And yes, read read read to them! The bob books are AWESOME!!!! They are alot like the Dick and Jane books, or the Sis the snake books (BOTH still AWESOME if you can find them!)

Rosana - posted on 05/30/2010

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I tried this program, but I stopped after a few weeks because it involved the child watching the DVD twice a day for a month, then once a day after that. The DVD's are about half hour long, and I don't know about anyone else, but I could never get my sons, then 1 and 2, now 5 and 6, to sit still and actually watch the thing from start to finish, not even once, let alone twice a day. It gets to be boring for the child after the first ten times.

Cristina - posted on 05/28/2010

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I used it on my son, now 25 months and he reads some things, knows and reads his Abc's and numbers, I wasn't very consistent tho.
it's good but to me a bit old videos from like the 90's, no new chapters, anyway my husband downloaded a torrent on line.

Shana - posted on 05/28/2010

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The program is well worth it if u have the time to teach them when the dvd isn't on. I bought it for my son when he was around a year and a half. His list of vocabulary words, sentences and phrases surprises me daily and keeps a smile on my face when I see how much he knows. I don't know where u can get it for cheap, u will have to shop around online.

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Marky - posted on 04/08/2014

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we have a program that can help moms to teach their child read at an early age.. you can check our program at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=caUfy5J5GqE

Ella - posted on 08/20/2010

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I thought about buying it for my babies but decided I could teach them myself and they will read when its time for them to. As far as the comment about having your children watching soaps and stuff, thats funny. Sadly thats what some kids are exposed to forreal. There are however fun educational shows on TV that you wouldnt believe like Dora the Explorer. My son and daughter who are 20 mo. and 2yrs can now count to ten in Spanish LOL. I try and read to my children daily and incorporate education in everyday circumstances like when they wash their hands we sing the ABCs and when we get to the end they rinse their hands off. My son now can join in when we sing the ABCs and he can count to 10. My daughter knows her ABCs, can recognize them all, can write some of them, counts to 20 in English 10 in Spanish, her colors and shapes and so much more. Good luck though if you do decide to purchase it.

Merry - posted on 08/20/2010

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IF YOU WATCH THE PROGRAM YOU WILL FIND IT TECHES PHONICS!!!!
omg dont say things without watching it first. it teaches phonice just not in the 1st disc.
you dont need 20 min 2 times a day and honestly is anyone saying they never watch the tv for anything else? if its on then your kids exposed to it so why not make it educational and not soaps or talk shows.
dont bash it till you try it

Merry - posted on 08/20/2010

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I have it, paid 200 for it, got it when eric was 6 months. noww at 16 months he is recognizing words and sometimes saying it before the tv says it. he isnt as advanced as some on the infomercial but still, he is not even 1 1/2 yet and he is responding to written words. pretty good I say. Also he loves it and its a good chance for me to come online, like right now! he is watching it very intently and acting out some too. He says more then 60 words now and is using 2 word sentences too. so it has improved vocab as well as reading.
worth it!!! esp oif you will have another kid, then you can reuse it.

Lori - posted on 06/17/2010

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You honestly do not need... I was going to purchase this myself for my son when he was (now 5) an I did some research and spoke to a few teachrs and NOONE with any credibility said to bother purchasing the program.
My son is in kindergarten and is reading F level books which is what a second grader would be reading. He has been read to sine he was a newborn. On a slow day we would read 6 books and we not only read, but questioned him, pointed out words, etc...
By simply reading you are encouraging a love of books, mth skills and study skills - just by readig a few minutes a day!
HAPPY READING!!!

Megan - posted on 06/16/2010

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I found it on Craigs List for $75, I have not used it much because of the same reasons mentioned earlier. Sitting in front of a TV for 20 twice a day. My son (then 18 months) did watch it at first but lost interest pretty quickly. He is now 2 and have been thinking about trying again. I never thought about the phonics and comprehension problem though. That is a very good point.

Julie - posted on 06/16/2010

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your baby can read is a scam.like sara said above.you still need to do the phonics.also it helps to read,but still a child has his likes and dislikes.i've read faithfully to my 2 boys(7 and 5) and the 5 year old reads.and my 7 year old is not into it.i'm talking about front cover ,back cover,spine,author,title,character,place,salutions.my other son is awesome at math.

Maria - posted on 06/12/2010

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i bought it and NEVER use it. same reason as mentioned above. my son isnt about to stop playing so he can watch tv pfft! u can have mine if u want lol

Medic - posted on 05/28/2010

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It only teaches memorization and will only put your child behind when they start school. The teachers will have to reteach him how to read using phonics. So really its a waste of money no matter how much you spend. Like Sally said just read to your child and point out words and what they are.

Sally - posted on 05/28/2010

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I suggest watching Penn & Tellers Bull**** program on this. I would say that it's not worth spending a lot of money on for ANY sort of program.
Read to your child every night. Show them the word "Dog" and a picture of a "Dog" and they will learn it. Etc. Reading as many different books as possible will be just as effective as any reading program, and will be more intimiate, and cheaper.

Other than that, try Ebay.

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