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Your Baby Can Read? does it work?

i have been watching those silly things about the your baby can read program on TV i called to see what it would close and we can afford the payments. but i want to talk to other parents NOT paid to say that it works to hear if it dose. that is a lot of money to spend.
i have a 2 year old and a baby on the way so it would be nice to give them a good start at school as i and my husband both struggled at it.
please any one out there used this thing yet? and if so did it work or not?

 
Manda_Evans

Asked by Manda_Evans at 6:59 PM on Dec. 31, 2010 in General Parenting

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Answers (5)
  • Do you mean DOES? If so, no it does not work,. Read consumer products.
    Mom2Just1

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 7:00 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • there i fixed my miss type for you.
    Manda_Evans

    Comment by Manda_Evans (original poster) at 7:09 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • It teaches them to recognize words as symbols. It does not teach them proper reading, like sounding out individual sounds. So when they come upon words that aren't covered by the program, they have no clue how to read them. I would never use it with my child. He would have to unlearn it eventually to learn the right way so he could actually READ and not just know symbols.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:14 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • At least that is what it appears to be from the millions of ads for it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:15 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • Save your money, and just spend time reading age appropriate books with her everyday. As you go through your day, point out the names of everything you see/touch--book, pan, shirt, ball, etc. Most children start sight recognition of words and 2-3 word sentences by around age 3 or 4. If you involve yourself in spending time with her, and stay on top of her school work once she starts preschool and especially once she starts Kindergarten she'll be fine.
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 10:39 AM on Jan. 1, 2011