Thursday, June 17, 2010
First, I want to take a moment to clarify a little about this program. It was recently brought to my attention that some people don't fully understand this program. Your Baby Can Read is for your "BABY!" This program is an "early language development system" and is meant to teach young children how to first understand language, memorize word shapes, and then begin to understand letters and phonics. Dr. Titzer explains that "once your child is recognizing many words from the DVDs, then you should do other word activities to help your child learn to read phonetically." In the Parent's Guide he lists several activities and games to continue the learning to read process. The Your Baby Can Read program is just the beginning when it comes to your child's literacy. It is a wonderful foundation and helps young children understand the concept that letters make up words which have meaning.
Okay... Now that I've clarified... On to Month 5!
Month 5 is continuing Volume 2 (see Month Four Review.) There are a 50 new words plus dozens of other words in the poems and songs that are introduced, so there is still plenty to learn during 2 months.
I am going to leave you with a couple of stories that show how well my children are responding to the program.
Little Miss (2 years old with special needs) has an unbelievable vocabulary due to the program. She sings songs and is putting sentences together. She is continuing to read new words weekly and can read over 15 words now. The other day we were at the Ped's office. While waiting for the Nurse to come in, Amelia was reading her book. The Nurse walked in and stood in awe as she realized that my little girl was reading! She went to get the other nurses to tell them and show them. Everyone was amazed at how well she could read!
Chunky Monkey (5 years old with special needs) has really taken off with the program. I can now ask her to spell words verbally (from the program) and she can spell them out loud without any visual cues or help. She is beginning to try and sound out words. She can tell me the first 1 or 2 letters of any word I say. We were waiting in the therapist waiting room and she read several words out of books she had never seen. She was able to read enough words to get an idea of what the story was saying (i.e baby, playing, toy car.)
**Remember that next month is Month Six, which means we will be giving away a complete Deluxe kit!! Make sure you go back and comment on previous Your Baby Can Read posts to add to your entries! I promise you will not be disappointed in this program!!**