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teach your BABY to read program?

Posted by on Dec. 17, 2008 at 4:51 PM
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Have anyone heard of this or have used it? Dose it really work?

Welcome to a whole new way of learning. Based on the research of Robert C.Titzer, Ph.D., Your Baby Can Read! is the first video series in the world designed to help babies, toddlers, and preschoolers learn to read! Gaining the attention of national TV news and other media, as well as thousands of babies across America, "Dr. Titzer's multi-sensory reading approach" teaches little ones to recognize words using several senses at the same time.

A 1998 national panel of reading specialists and early childhood educators made two major recommendations to improve the quality of reading in the U.S.A.:

1) Teach reading earlier.

2) Don't focus on either a whole language or phonics approach, but    instead do a combination of the two.

Our videos have been doing this since 1997.

Your child will see the words, hear the words, see images representing the meaning of the words, and often perform some physical activity related to the words. According to theories on brain development, this multi-sensory reading approach may help new synapses form among the visual, auditory, and somatosensory areas of the brain.

These more elaborate connections may provide a better foundation for future learning as well as reach children with visual, auditory, and physical learning styles.

OUR VIDEOS ARE DIFFERENT FROM OTHER BABY VIDEOS!

Most baby videos were developed to entertain babies with stimulating images and sounds. Our DVDs are interactive and multi-sensory and actually teach important language skills during the child's natural window of opportunity for learning language. Our videos were developed by an infant researcher to specifically teach language skills in a fun, interactive way using young children, animals, songs, and poems. In spite of the names of many of the other baby videos, they were designed to occupy and entertain the baby not to help them learn anything of lasting value. Many parents have told us that their children learned more watching our video one time than months of watching other baby videos. The best part is that our videos are also fun and entertaining, as well as valuable.

Earlier is better . . .

New scientific evidence suggests that learning language is actually easier
during infancy than at any other time. Any aspect of language learned early in life is learned naturally and easily. Babies naturally learn to
understand and say words by hearing language. Babies and toddlers exposed to secondtiger.jpg (14043 bytes) languages or sign language naturally learn these languages at higher levels than older children. Babies and toddlers who are allowed to see the language are also able to learn to understand the written form of language naturally and easily. Any part of language that we wait until later in life to learn becomes increasingly difficult to learn at high levels. Our DVDs were created by an infant researcher who successfully used this technique with his own children. Longitudinal studies show that children who are taught to
read before age five read better than same-IQ, same socio-economic status (SES) children who are taught at age five or six. Children who were taught to read at age 7 or 8 were even farther behind (even when controlling for IQ and SES). After eight years, the children who were taught to read at younger ages were still ahead of same-IQ, same-SES children who were taught later.


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thebestbrianne
by on Dec. 17, 2008 at 4:53 PM

I watched the info-mercial, thought it was a bit creepy!

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by on Dec. 17, 2008 at 5:05 PM

it looks incredible! Baby Einstein and other educational shows shown in repetition work from my own personal experience. I wish I had the money for this. Repetition and parent interaction is how it works. Shoot my daughter freaked my mom out by telling her from the back seat they going to Kmart before she was 18 months old. My mom had taken her to get something and came back amazed..lol  At what-her ability to recognize a familiar route and store signs of which I had always told her where we were going. I talked to her constantly like an older child. She spoke at 8 months and in time could visually recognize anything that was repeatedly shown to her along with verbal explanation. Children are very bright! They are sponges! Again i wish I had the money to buy this. Kids thrive on loving playful interaction that includes information-they want to learn to communicate with us and make us smile. Iwould say if you have the money and will seriously invest the daily time then go for it! Any amount of instruction and time loving our kids is well spent. Just don't expect miracles it really takes time and repetition.

ktwister
by Gold Member on Dec. 17, 2008 at 5:06 PM

Just because your child learns to read at a young age does not mean the will always be advanced.  Each child learns at a different stage.  There are kids who were behind their peers then succeeded later in their development stages, the same goes for kids who were above their peers and fall behind.

If a child is truly gifted/advanced it will shine through without any forced help.  I do believe kids who are showing signs of being advanced need whatever to help them keep on that path.

I personally believe letting  babies be babies and stop trying to force them to advance.  If you want to enrich your child's world read and talk to them.  Let them be babies and learn through their own world and imagination.

 

hotrodlassie
by on Dec. 17, 2008 at 5:33 PM

No, it does not work. I have the complete system and used it on my 1st 2 children. My 1st chilld  started to speak at 4 months and could count to 20 by 15 months. I thought WOW this works. She is 8 and continues to excel. Baby 2 came and I used it with him also...... He is 5 and is in special ed because he is delayed ;( 

Bwebb
by on Dec. 18, 2008 at 1:32 PM

But the point of the system is not to MAKE your baby more advanced, it is to capitalize on the years where your baby learns the best.  The way a baby learns in the first 4 years is different from how we learn after that age.  Learning new skills, languages, reading, numbers, or anything, causes certain synapsis to fire off in baby's brain that will never occur in quite the same way in later years.  A baby exposed to several languages can learn each one more effeciently and thoroughly than a child or a person in later years.  In theory, it is the same with reading.  Even though this system starts off with what seems like meorization, that memorization turns into conceptual concepts for a baby.  For example, a baby might memorize, book, bounce, and baby and from that began to conceptualize that "b" make a "buh" sound.  Later in life people do not learn as readily in this way, that is why phonics, and sound - letter association is so important for children over age 4.  Because after age 4 we simply learn differently (for the most part).  If your baby has a language delay, or a learning disorder, this system cannot overcome that, but it can still help, I think.  I am a teacher and will also be going back to school to study child psychology.  I have already studied greatly on this subject, and I think the system seems sound.  I just heard about it recently and plan to order it for my baby for Christmas.

Teresa256
by on Dec. 18, 2008 at 1:48 PM

I've never seen or heard of it before, but I'm relatively sure YOU DON"T NEED IT!!  All you need is a few (15 or so) good infant or toddler books to read to your child everyday (I'm a teacher). Read to them often, and your child's literacy ability will grow. My DD is 2 and 1/2 and she can "read" about 7 of her favorite books. We have read them so many times that she knows the story word for word just by looking at the pictures. It's called emergent literacy and it occurs naturally with your child's exposure to print and by observing how the fluent readers in their lives (mom, dad, etc.) interact with print (reading the newspaper, writing a check or a grocery list, etc).

Bwebb
by on Dec. 19, 2008 at 8:04 AM

I completely agree with teresa.  I was just looking at the your baby can read website, and it seems to be alot of flash cards and DVDs that associate words with pictures or actions.  Well, I can do that!  So I don't think I'll buy the program anymore, I think instead I'll make some flash cards.  I already read to my son and gove him unlimited access to books, and he loves them. 

angelica2678
by on Dec. 19, 2008 at 9:57 AM

I was going to do a similar post. I think the program is worth a shot. I had Hooked on Phonics growing up and I was reading by the time I started kindergarten.

Angie
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