Like thousands of other parents all over the world, your initial reaction may be one of skepticism.
Teaching your baby to read at a very young age makes use of an opportunity for naturally learning language, inspiring the child to reach higher levels of language skill.
Also, because teaching your baby to read is one of the best ways to enable your child to begin learning independently, we encourage parents to start teaching reading at such a crucial stage in baby development.
Giving your baby reading opportunities stimulates your child's brain, helping to develop the proper neural circuitry for reading. If you teach reading to your baby, you improve her chances of excelling later in life.
Children whose parents decide to teach reading before they begin formal education are shown to have higher self-esteem and confidence levels than those whose parents did not encourage baby reading.
Parents who teach reading early on also agree - children are also more likely to excel in their school activities and enjoy learning more, since as a baby reading had already been consolidated, equipping them with the right tools early in life.
Studies also show that the opportunity to naturally teach reading to children begins to gradually decline around the age of four years, and acquiring these important skills becomes more difficult as the child grows, making learning a tiresome chore.
This means that teaching your baby reading at age five is to deprive him or her of the opportunity to discover the game of reading at the age in which it is best experienced - while the baby is still very young, when the brain processes its first concepts. Not only will it be easier for you to teach reading during your child's early years, learning to read will also be more fun for your young one!
Is It Really Possible?
idea of your baby reading seems far-fetched to you, check out the Baby Reading
Videos page, where you can see Felicity reading at the age of 12 months.
It is common knowledge that babies instinctively understand and learn to speak languages, so why not extend such rapid development to reading?
Many experts suggest that if you teach reading to your baby, this also relieves the burden on him during his early school years, when he would otherwise have to learn both school subjects as well as literacy at the same time.
Teaching your baby reading at an early age can not only mean better grades, but also make school more enjoyable for them too!
The key is to keep it FUN!
It is a common misconception that teaching a baby reading involves forcing your little one to endure lessons against her will, but in truth most - if not all - experts in the field of early childhood education repeatedly emphasize that if you teach reading to your little one, it should only take place in a loving and fun environment.
Your baby's lessons should only be held when your child is receptive, and they should be stopped before your little one loses interest. If you are able to make learning exciting and enjoyable, you may find that your child will look forward to lesson times, and even seek to prolong them!
Introducing reading to your baby using different stimuli keeps things interesting and engages the right brain, which is dominant during the early years of life. Doing something as simple as incorporating sounds, colors and actions along with their written counterparts, parents have been able to teach reading to children as young as 9 months, with successful recognition of dozens of words!
As long your baby's reading sessions are fun, your little one
can more easily grasp the fundamentals of reading, during the most receptive
period of his life. Before you know it, your child will be able to read at a
level far exceeding the requirements of his school years.
Teach Your Child to Read Through a Unique Combination of Synthetic Phonics and Phonemic Awareness Skills Development. It is a fact - helping children develop phonemic awareness skills is the most essential step in acquiring reading skills. The spoken English language is made up of words and sentences, and these words are made up of individual sounds or phonemes. Children learn to say and recognize these individual sounds through a process called developing phonemic awareness. According to the National Reading Panel, phonemic awareness improves children's word reading and reading comprehension, and it also helps children learn to spell. Research has indicated that phonemic awareness has a direct correlation with students' ability to read as they get older, and it helps to build a foundation for children to understand the rules of the English language.
Teach Your Child to Read Through Short, Engaging, and Ultra Effective Lessons. We all know it - children have a short attention span, and get distracted easily. Our program is so effective because it takes advantage of a young child's curiosity and desire to learn new things. To accomplish this, the lessons taught in our program are short, but super effective. Many lessons take just 3 to 5 minutes to complete! You will NOT be putting your child in front of the television for hours on end with our system. No way! In fact, we do not recommend small children watch television to learn how to read - our children and YOUR children deserve better.
Teach Your Child to Read Without Television and Without Computer Programs. Can you really expect your child learn to read by watching some random words flash on a TV screen? Sure, they might learn to memorize some word shapes, but does the child really acquire the ability to decode and read effectively? Of course not...
Do not think for one minute, that spending hundreds of dollars on ineffective DVD, TV, and Computer programs will teach your child to read or replace the loving care and attention of an attentive parent. You are the parent and teacher during the most important developmental years of your child's life. For that, you will be rewarded with the greatest experience, and your child will be rewarded with developing the most important skills in life - reading and literacy skills
Speak & Read English
This 4-DVD program helps your child to recognize more than 500 words and also enable your child to form proper English phrases and sentences using proven flashcard-techniques developed by Dr Glenn Doman and Dr Shichida. It consists a total of 48 topical lessons which systematically help your child to recognize words and to form proper phrases and sentences.