It's a waste. Sure they can learn to read - kids are sponges, but there are a lot better things to spend your time on at this point, age appropriate things like colors, numbers, letters. That program doesn't teach them the letters or the sounds they make, it teaches them to memorize words. So they may learn "clap", but then if they come across "clam" they can't sound it out because they don't know the "m" sound. Phonics is a much better way to teach reading, and you do that by teaching them the letters and then the sounds they make and then putting them together. Focus on the basics, reading will come when it should.
at 9:21 AM on Mar. 10, 2011