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tHE ONE THEY ADVERTISE ON THE payed programing

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Asked by melissa33181 at 12:29 PM on Apr. 2, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • I have not tried it but I have been considering it... i would love to hear feedback also

    Answer by onyourterms at 12:32 PM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • As is posted every time this comes up (at least 1-2 times a week) it's crap.

    It teaches to memorize how a word looks. It does not teach reading, it does not teach phonics, it does not teach them how letters go together to make words, how to use letters to spell those words or how to sound out words they don't instantly recognize.

    A kid who learns how to read by memorization will have difficulty when he/she starts school, because they have to relearn how to read correctly.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 12:41 PM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • OH, and it's a LOT cheaper to work with your kid yourself and teach them letters, sounds and how to read.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 12:41 PM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • aggree with ticcledblue if you research it you see it causes more problems later.
    Complete waste of money!

    Answer by esk0924 at 1:47 PM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • Yep, ticcledblue is right.
    At best this is just a waste of money. Yes, your child might learn to recognize what word comes next in the video. Yes, your child might learn to recognize what certain words look like. That is NOT reading.
    At worst, your child will not learn to read properly, by sounding out words, and will quickly fall behind his "phonics only" classmates, catching up only with a great deal of effort and struggle.

    Save your money. Teach your child the alphabet and then the letter sounds. Keep it fun, light, and a natural part of the day. No structured lessons. No flashcards. No sit-down-and-learn drills. Help her develop a life long love of learning and help her learn to READ, not just memorize.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 2:38 PM on Apr. 2, 2009

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