Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Your Baby Can Read |
Volume 1-3, plus Starter Video and Review Video
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
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Concerned Mom | South Milwaukee, WI | 01/16/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"We started watching this video with our daughter when she was 9 months old. We watched a video once or twice a day. We did have fun doing the songs and our daughter quickly learned the actions. However, she never learned to read despite watching them for nearly a year! If it really did work, wouldn't everyone know about it and be using it? These products have been out for several years now. If it really worked, wouldn't it be more common in preschools, retail stores, learning shops, etc. ? Most people have never heard of it. We found teaching infant sign language to be much more age appropiate and beneficial to us as a family."
Your baby can read!
Anna Yvonne Wagemaker | 08/30/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My mother-in-law bought this dvd set for my son for her to use at her house when she watches him while I am at work. She bought it when he was 8 months old and now he is 14 months old and enjoys watching the videos. He dances and interacts with these videos and gets us to interact too. He says row-row-row, at 14 months. He also says, dog,duck, cat, meow, and woof woof. When the songs come on, he gets up to row his boat, head shoulders knees and toes, he touches his head, shoulders, knees and toes. I have seen other children his age and they are not nearly as advanced as he is. Also, when he sees words that are on the video, like the word clap, he claps! I highly recommend these videos to all parents who want to get a jump start on their childs education."
Worth every Penny !! She reads Everything !!
Autumn Reads | Baltimore, MD usa | 11/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought the set at 3 months.Played them 1 to 2 times a day and at 15 months she could read, even words she had never seen before. At 21 months her speech is clear and she reads everything
See for yourself. Google (Autumn Boit) for the link to WBAL in Baltimore Babies Reading to see my daughter read.
Give your child this gift, you"ll be happy you did."
Great theory...terrible dvds
Imac and Kookster's mama | 03/13/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I got these dvds for my 2 yr. old son who just loves to learn. He didn't immediately take to the dvds, but after a couple of weeks of forcing him to watch them, he now asks to watch the "learning videos". He mostly gets to watch them while he's sitting still in his high chair...the only way he'd watch it from beginning to end (they're not nearly as captivating as Baby Einstein).
I really like Dr. Titzer's theory about teaching children to read. I wish that he had a book for parents to read. I think that might prove to be a little more helpful than these low budget dvds. However, it's the price of these dvds that I can't believe. They are so expensive. It's outrageous! The dvds themselves are super low quality. They scratch super easily and then they are virtually useless. (I wish I could back mine up somehow. I'm certainly not going to buy a second set!) Hence, a book might be better. Between the low budget dvd making (using friends and his own family) and the poor quality of the dvds, I'm sure our good friend Dr. Titzer is rolling in the dough!
Now that I'm done griping,like I said, the theory is great. In fact, I made flash cards just like Dr. Titzer and my son seems to learn just as well from them as he does the dvds. But, if you'd like to sit your child down in front of something educational, this would be it. In my opinion, a parent or adult needs to sit and watch with the child. I think that helps speed up the results of the "reading process". After watching the dvds a few times, and a lot of work with the flash cards, my son recognizes about 20-25 words. If we see a word he knows in a book, he can "read" it.
I'm not done with the set, (my son is still on volume 1) but all in all, I think they are an ok investment. I still think they are way over priced for what you get. All the footage could have been shot in one afternoon. If my local library carried the set, I think I would have watched the starter video for Dr. Titzer's theory, and then gone from there."