i'm thinking about doing it for my son...
Lynnsae, you are a wise woman! Speech therapy is great, especially if you can do it before they have to start school. There was a woman who came from Europe and started Montessori teaching. She proved that you could start teaching a child another language at two! Imagine! Plus, at that age, their mind is like a vacuum! They are hungry for knowledge. That's why they get into everything. They want to learn, by touching, seeing, and showing how it works. Check into some books at the library. But do go to the Speech Therapist. My best friend did, and her son did amazingly wonderful in school because he had the confidence needed and the tools taught to him! Hope this helps.
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Answer by ss_mom at 9:42 PM on Jan. 12, 2011
I'm with the other moms, read to them often and a variety. And don't just stick to the words on the page, make up your own version of events or observations. I actually have the Your Baby Can Read set and I love it! I used to put it on every day but I eventually forgot to put it on most days and it dwindled into never putting it on. (cont. below)
Answer by banana-bear at 10:01 PM on Jan. 12, 2011
Yes, it does teach them to memorize. But the fact of the matter is, children (when they first begin to read) learn to memorize first, then they learn phonics after. Let's face it, phonics in the English language isn't exactly easy as pie. Lots of letters and combinations of letters make different sounds, and then you have the silent letters. We all know the "g" in gnat is not pronounced. And we know this by memorization of how to say the word - if we used phonics we would pronounce the "g". I say it's all in good fun. It's not a miracle worker, you have to sit with your kids while they watch it to help guide them. And reading to them is very important. You can't just sit them in front of the t.v. for one hour a day to watch this video and expect them to read.
Answer by banana-bear at 10:02 PM on Jan. 12, 2011
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