Your baby can read?!?!

Rian - posted on 02/08/2010 ( 17 moms have responded )

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So...I see these commercials all the time, and I was wondering if anyone out there had tried it? I'm skeptical, but would love to know if anyone has actually tried it and it worked or tried it and it didn't work. Thanks!

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We have it, too. There's a portion of the DVD where they say things like "where's the word 'cat'?" After only doing the first DVD for 2 weeks, my 2-year-old (at the time) could find every word they asked. He also immediately started showing interest in learning letters. I'd say GO FOR IT.
It's not an overnight thing, though. It's at least 20-40 minutes a day for 6 months or so, and it's recommended that you watch with your child if they're very young.
Another tidbit - DON'T buy them from an American source. We got them online from Australia for only $80... The only difference? They're in the old box (the original company was bought out and they started marketing a lot and marked the prices way up). SERIOUSLY! So check into that so you don't waste money.
Happy reading to your little one!

Nichole - posted on 02/08/2010

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I have it for my son. He loves it! Especially when he sees Bob Titzer for some reason. Its rather cheesey to me but it makes him happy. Hes only seven months and is starting to recognize the words.He puts his arms up, waves, and claps when he reads the words. He even dances a little when the songs come on. He loves books and anything with words gets his attention. He cant talk but he sure understands. I think its a good investment. Every kid learns differently. It doesnt hurt to give it a try.

Erin - posted on 02/08/2010

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My husband bought the Your Baby Can Read DVD's for our son when he was about 3-4 mo. old. I was also very skeptical but figured that it couldn't hurt and might be better than the some of the kids shows on tv. My son is now almost 17 mo and loves watching the dvd's. I have been convinced for months that he is learning how to do things from them such as arms up, clap, yes, no, etc. But recently we have been seeing signs that he is learning to read also. I wouldn't say that they are a great thing to get to teach you child to read, but I do think that they are better than the alternatives that I have seen and my son really likes then.

Jessica - posted on 02/08/2010

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I bought the your baby can read package awhile back. I can honestly say my kids have learned a lot from it. Kimber who is 3 1/2 has some developmental delays due to a chromosomal abnormality called ring 22. So though she's not reading the words yet it has improved her speech dramatically! Although I need to get on a better schedule to gain the full affect of the program, i've seen a big diffrence. And it comes with books and flash cards so it's not like you just sit your kid in front of the tv and expect miracles...lol (i've heard some skeptics talk about that) It also comes with full instructions all in all I would recommend it to any mom!

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Jennifer - posted on 02/10/2010

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thanks for posting this question! I've been wondering the same thing for months also! It seems to be very similar to how they teach my oldest daughter, who just started k, to read, and I was thinking aboutgetting it for my 1 & 3 yr old. What have you decided?

Monica - posted on 02/10/2010

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Glad the question was asked I was going to get them and have been putting it off but now I think i am going to give it a try! thanks!

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Love it my son 1 yr loves to dance with the songs and knows the words well when they put them to music and when they show them with out. At first i thought it was just him learning a song but its amazing the words he knows

Rebecca - posted on 02/10/2010

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I have a question because I have discussed this with a doctor I see this program on the TV too and I am wondering are the kids just seeing the word and using association or are they learning the phonetic way. Because if they dont learn the phonetics then they will not be able to sound things out and learn new words and will basically have to reteach your child the correct way to learn to read. So how is it taught in those videos?

Rian - posted on 02/09/2010

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Wow! I am so surprised to see so many positive results from it. Thank you everyone for your input...I will definitely be looking into it now. Thanks again!!

Stormy - posted on 02/09/2010

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Yes, it does work we got it for our daughter, its like her mind is brusting w/ words, its lik she can't learn them fast enough, I think its wonderful we love it. I think all parents should get this for their child(ren) we are going to use it till the books,dvds, and card fall apart, lol

Jamie - posted on 02/09/2010

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I am glad someone asked this question! I've seen the ads for these on tv and thought, Yeah..Right! I figured it was a scan, but I really want to work with my son and his language, so thanks for posting this!!!

Erin - posted on 02/09/2010

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My son has always been VERY active and he has been watching the Your Baby Can Read dvds since about 4 months. He loves them so much that he will sit still to watch them or he will walk around while he watchs. When he was younger I would also put him in the exersaucer and he would watch them.

Kyle - posted on 02/08/2010

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Stevie- You can try to put the video on while he is eating in his exersaucer.

Karinna - posted on 02/08/2010

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i have a friend who got them and they are working for her. when i had mine tho these were not out, i put flash cards and pics in differant areas of the house and my 1st daughter is 5 today and she reads on a second grade level, she also does additon and subtraction, they have preschool and up work books that i buy for her and she loves them. i dont push it on her i just let her go at her own will.

Stevie - posted on 02/08/2010

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about the only time i can get my son to stay still is when he is in his exersaucer for breakfast and lunch haha he seems more interested in commercails if he walks in the room and sees a commercail about a cell phone lol but i cant get him to sit still to long lol good luck yeah i know how it is with walking haha its so cute though lol

Rian - posted on 02/08/2010

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Thank you, ladies for all of your replies!!! I might have to look into it some more. And, Stevie, my little girl (she is 10 months old) is always on the go and won't sit still especially since she started walking, so I'm not sure if she would sit there long enough for it to do any good. Have any of you had problems with your kids not sitting still or not being interested in it?

Stevie - posted on 02/08/2010

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ladies after reading what you have all said i now have a question to add to rians question my son is almost 15 months old i cant keep him still long enough to watch anything he isnt really into watching tv that much so how would you do that after seeing what you guys have said i might want to think about this normally what i do is i have normal flash cards with colors and i just set him on my lap and read the color that has a pic of it also and then with other pics i tell him what it is and so on...

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