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Has anyone used the My Baby Can Read thing?? Does it really work??

 
LiLJeni

Asked by LiLJeni at 3:03 PM on Nov. 2, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • I haven't tried it but the Today show just interviewed the "doctor" who invented it this morning. It was pretty much agreed among "child development experts" that it's a bunch of hooey. At the very best, they say, all you are doing is teaching your child how to memorize a flash card or something on the TV/computer screen. And that is not going to give them a better edge at reading than any other child.
    5BabyBees

    Answer by 5BabyBees at 3:12 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • Nope. It is a gimmick. Actually reading and playing with and talking to your kids helps far more than a video.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 3:12 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • No. Because babies cant read.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:16 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • My son got bored with it before he learned to read (I didn't buy it my mom did) Now he is learning to read with Bob books. He loves them.
    spamica

    Answer by spamica at 3:16 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • Oh an he could read some words but he didn't really learn to read.
    spamica

    Answer by spamica at 3:17 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • It teaches memorization, not reading.
    ballewal

    Answer by ballewal at 3:27 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • It is rote memorization and doesn't teach them reading comprehension so they are not really learning to read.
    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 5:35 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

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