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Do you think the BABY CAN READ DVDs work?

Has anybody here have them?

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Asked by VERONICACP at 11:19 AM on Apr. 23, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Nope, just memorizing.


    Answer by Anonymous at 11:21 AM on Apr. 23, 2009

  • No! No! No!
    At best they are a waste of money. Your child MAY learn to memorize what some words look like and certainly will memorize which word comes next in the video.
    At worst they will harm your child's future academic chances. This program does not teach READING. It teaches memorization. Kids who learn to sight read first quickly fall behind their "phonics first" peers and they rarely catch back up.

    If you want to help your child, teach phonics, not sight reading. Don't bother with flashcards or sticky note labels all over the house. Teach the alphabet. Then teach letter sounds. Then teach how those sounds work together to form words. For help, try the Leap Frog DVDs... "The Letter Factory" and "The Talking Words Factory", and Get the Fridge Phonics game. Have contests out shopping to see who can the most A's, point them out in books. Above all, keep it FUN... no boring drills.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 11:44 AM on Apr. 23, 2009

  • As answered at least once or twice a week on here...they are not teaching any baby or toddler to read. They teach memorizing, but I liken it more to brain washing by constantly showing flash cards, words and pictures.

    IT doesn't teach a damn thing and they're going to have a hell of a time in school when they have to start phonics and spelling.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 11:44 AM on Apr. 23, 2009

  • lol no

    Answer by masonsmommii at 12:54 PM on Apr. 23, 2009

  • I don't think that babies should watch any TV. There is a lot of data that shows that this can lower IQ and lead to developmental delays. My daughter started reading just after she turned four. We read to her every day. We labeled everything in the house (put a note on the window that said "window", etc.). We played phonics word games (hat rhymes with bat rhymes with cat).

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:42 PM on Apr. 23, 2009

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