Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Your Baby Can Read: Month One

Back in December we introduced you to the Your Baby Can Read Program and gave away a starter kit for one lucky winner. I have good news for those of you who are still interested in the program. Over the next 6 months I will be taking you along with me on my journey to teach my child to read. I will be using the Deluxe full version of Your Baby Can Read to do this. I think all of you skeptics out there will be amazed with how well this program works. Keep following our progress and remember to leave comments. At the end of my 6 month review you will have the opportunity to win the Deluxe Version and previous comments (starting with this post) will add to your entries.

Okay... Month One...

What we used: Starter DVD, Starter Sliding Word Cards, Starter Book, Double Sided Word Cards

What we did: We began the Starter DVD in November and posted a review and giveaway in the beginning of December. Because we had such a crazy holiday season, I decided to start with the starter DVD again as a review. We watched the DVD a couple of times a day for a few weeks. We read the book a couple of times a day and played with the cards frequently. I introduced the Volume 1 DVD one week ago and continued to review the Starter DVD several times during the week.

Results: My Chunky Monkey can read: eyes, nose, clap, elephant, mouth, gorilla, tiger, arm, dogs, cat, toes, arms up, wave, hi and baby. She is also beginning to recognize the letters in each word seperately and not just memorizing the shape of the word as a whole. She can now say a word and pick out the beginning sounds and letters.

My Little Miss LOVES these products, too. She begs to watch "Baby" every chance she gets. She is beginning to recognize the words and is learning a lot of new vocabulary.

My Thoughts: The program includes: 5 DVDs, 5 flap books, My First Word Book, 5 sets of Sliding Word and Picture Cards, 82 Double Sided Word Cards, 50 Word Game Cards, Early Learning Workshop DVD, and Parents Guide. It may sound a little overwhelming, but it is very easy to follow. The Program comes with an introduction to parents on DVD and a Parent Guide that gives you step by step instruction for each month. It tells you exactly what to do, whether your child is advancing quickly through the program or taking a little longer. My girls both really love this program so far. My only suggestion is to make sure that if you have younger children you don't let them play with the flap book or sliding word cards without being supervised. The book flaps can rip easily and the sliding cards can get bent by little ones. We have just started Volume 1 and so far the girls love it just as much and are very excited to continue the program!


Luv to Save said...

I have always wanted to try your baby can read for my daughter. I just think they are a little too expensive. I entered your giveaway last time but did not win :( It would be nice to win the deluxe program.

I'll be checking your updates to see if it is worth buying the full program.

Anonymous said...

Okay, Okay, I WAS THE DECEMBER WINNER!! I want to tell you that my 4 year old identical twin boys both with PDD Autism and Down Syndrome AND they are both non-verbal are really getting it. They sign each word as it comes up on the screen. We have the starter DVD and they already knew all the words to sign except for tiger, gorilla and elephant but they know them now :) I am going to give it about another week or two and then I will video tape them and blog about it. I am sold!!! I think I am going to buy the rest of the program for them very soon!! Thank you SOOOOOO MUCH!!!!


Karene said...

Very interested in how this program will work for you. I have seen it on TV but let's be real... it's TV.

Anonymous said...

I just found this and I'm going through the month to month progress. I'm very interested to see how this works for those using it.
Dawn H.

Anonymous said...

I had seen the television ads for Your Baby Can Read and thought it was an amazing product, of course, if it produced results like the ones they show on TV, but we all know TV can be deceiving. I'm glad that I have found your blog and that you are trying this out. It will be interesting to see how it works out for you.

Anne said...

My 2 yr old son has autism (& is nonverbal) as well. I am very interested in trying any method possible that may help my son to grasp language.

Peter said...

I am a a former kindergarten teacher (now stay-at-home-mommy). I think this sounds like a wonderful program.I would love to try it with my 11 month old son, but on one income it is a little pricey. I can't wait to see how it works for you!

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