Friday, October 30, 2009





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mouth what's up with the eye chart you ask? 

These are the words my daughter (no, not emily) has learned to read the past month or so.  I finally caved and bought the "Your Baby Can Read" video set.

Do I really feel the need for my baby to read to be a success in life?  Ummm, NO!!  I was just way too curious if it would really work.  Plus I actually HAD a baby (well a very OLD baby) and a toddler about a year and a half ago when I bought it. 

No they really don't take pacifiers.  They were just being weird.

They never were very interested in the reading program at the time I bought it.  All of a sudden Grace has recently taken a liking to the flash cards that go along with the videos.  We play games with them and she likes to type the words on my computer. 

The other day I had her sitting on my lap while I set up my computer for her to type.  I started typing in the words from the video series and she kept identifying them correctly.  I really had no idea she knew so many.

At the end of the day, I have to admit my baby (now terrorist toddler who is almost three) CANNOT read because he won't even sit still for five minutes to watch the video.  What did I really expect, right?

My four year old can read about twenty words which is far from qualifying her for mensa status....not that I really put much importance on early achievement anyway.

Still,it was worth the price of the videos.  I satisfied my own curiosity.  In my unprofessional opinion, a person could probably use these videos and teach a baby to read, just not mine....and I am quite alright with that.  I think they are  too!

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