Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Your Baby Can Read

For Luke's first birthday, Aunt Holly & Uncle Andy gave him a DVD/Book series called
"Your Baby Can Read".

I had seen the infomercial on this series before and it looked a little unbelievable. The creator of the series says that if your babies watch the DVD series, and you read the books to your baby then they will learn to read the words in the dvds/books. The infomercial showed babies around a year or two old reading words on flashcards. I don't think kids this young are capable of really reading, more like recognizing words...if you learn to read through the phonic system this would be called learning "sight words".

Needless to say, Ryan and I were a little skeptical of the series, but it has worked miracles with Luke! He is mesmerized by the DVDs, he will sit perfectly still for the duration of the video and for a while he would even cry when the credits starting rolling at the end of the movie!
He has learned everything from recognizing body parts to animal names & sounds to things associated with babies (such as bib, blanket, etc.). The movies show the written word and then a picture of the word, and there are also fun kids songs in the movies.

Luke started watching the movies a couple of weeks after his first birthday and after just a few days of watching the first movie he was already learning things like where his nose & ears were. He also loves the books & flashcards; he asks me to read them to him all the time.

While I don't think he can read or even recognize the actual written words yet, he has learned so many things from the movies & books! It's also wonderful to have 20-30 minutes of peace & quiet in the mornings while I am getting ready for the day!

Luke & Parker watching Your Baby Can Read

Showing us their ears

And Hair
(Disclaimer: Luke is NOT holding a purse in this picture)

Uncle Andy refers to the movies as "baby crack" because the kids really do get addicted to them, but in a positive, educational way :)

So, if you're looking for a fun, educational gift for a baby, toddler, or preschooler check out the Your Baby Can Read series...it's also very inexpensive!


annaclaire0408 said...

haha love the "disclaimer" although if Luke isnt holding a purse then i must be crazy!

Cassie said...

I have been thinking about whether or not to get this series. Thanks for writing your thoughts about it!

Rachel said...

Wow. Not only is Luke not holding a purse, he's not holding a Houndstooth University of Alabama purse. Wow.