does your baby can read really work?

Stacey - posted on 05/18/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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im debating on wether or not to get my son the your baby can read thing that is always on tv. does it work? has any moms out there tried it? please let me know thanku

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Nancy - posted on 05/19/2010

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I just purchase it not to long a go it was around $200 and so far nothing but his speech is better and he learn how to recognize the things and animals from the video

Candice - posted on 05/19/2010

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It doesn't work in the way that you think.It only teaches babies to regurgitate info. and to actually comprehend what they are "reading".Besides kids under two have no business watching anything on tv or video.

Tamika - posted on 05/19/2010

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OMG! it works, it's amazing. it's so exciting when you see your child recognizing the words. Taylor is doing it and it's going really good. i recommend to every parent

Manige - posted on 05/18/2010

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We purchased it. It comes in several boxes and cost a total of about 350 bucks. I believe it would work, but you have to devote a ton of time to it. More than I'm willing to, and more than I think is fair for such a little one.

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Lady - posted on 05/21/2010

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I saw the advert for this the other day and though - why the hell would you want to teach a baby to read??????? It's not a skill they need to know - it's not going to make them smarter, it's not going to give them a big advatage at school because all the other childen in the class will stil have to learn so if anything they are going to be bored in class. I have two children already in school - both are very bright and top of all their classes, both of them learned to read at age 5 in school with no problems at all - BABIES DON'T NEED TO LEARN TO READ. Everything they need to learn they can do through play and interaction with a person not a video. If you want to teach your children something useful - teach them a second language - that will give them a much better advantage in life than learning to read before the age of 5.

Megan - posted on 05/20/2010

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I debated getting this for my daughter but in the end decided against it.
My daughter is 21 months and she recognizes not only what a dog looks like but the sound that it makes when it barks - she learnt this on her own and not by watching anything on t.v. She can also recognize what a key is and what it is for. She says anywhere between 40 and 50 words if not more. She can tell you where her eyes, nose, belly, belly button, toes etc are. She also feeds herself with a fork and spoon.
We have flash cards [that I did with her] with the alphabet, colors, numbers, and simple shapes which we go over a couple of times a week. She loves the alphabet song and tries to sing along already.
You do not need a video to help your child learn, you only need yourself!

Nicole - posted on 05/20/2010

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I bought it a couple months ago when my son was 14 months old. It works as long as you have the time to devote and stay on schedule. Although he does not watch videos everyday, he has picked up many words. We really enjoy it! I think its a good investment. They have a 3 month payment $66 a month! Good Luck!

Stacey - posted on 05/19/2010

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is it ok that my son is already almost 20 months old cuz from what ive ben reading u have to start them on it when they r really lil?

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