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.
at 2:38 PM on Apr. 2, 2009