Can Baby Read
Can baby read?
Yes. But I did it all wrong.
In the sixties Glen Doman wrote
a book called Teach Your Baby
to Read. I used the kit of flash
cards recommended with the book
and my 2 year old daughter learned
about 10 words, which if you showed her
the flash cards she would say the word.
But here's what I did wrong.
I was over enthusiastic about her
success and I wanted her to know
many words quickly, so I just kept
going, showing her new words and
having her tell me them when I flashed
the cards, way past the time each
day when she had had enough.
(she was enjoying it immensely before
that and looking forward to our game
each day. Until I kept going past the time
she wanted to stop.
So yes, your baby can learn to read
and enjoy it as a game with you.
Just don't make my mistake of keeping
it going past the time you see he/she
wants to stop.
My daughter is now a film script writer
and editor and her fascination with words
is what makes her living, so it may not
have done any harm.
But it is better to stop while they are
still wanting to play the game. Then they
will always want to play it next time. here's
what you need to give your baby the best start and have fun at the same time!