Teach Baby To Read
back in the 60's Glen Doman wrote a book
called Teach Your Baby To Read.
He had developed this technique to teach
your baby to read while working with
children who had some brain damage.
He had the children crawl through a series
of specially constructed tunnels to stimulate
He found that specially made flash cards
with large writing, when shown to a baby
(or child that could speak)
-and the work spoken that the card represents,
the baby after 2 or 3 times showing the card
would say the word.
These brain damaged children were able to do
this and had a reading vocabulary of dozens
So when the book was written, it was
addressed to normal babies and children,
who of course did even better with his method.
There is now a Teach baby to read method based
on Glen Doman's book.
This method is fun for baby and parent.
It is very easy to do and very rewarding
After doing a few flash cards, ask baby
"would you like to do another one" if baby
says yes, do another one. If baby says no
put them away for another day. You may find
that baby wants to continue for a long time,
but let him or her decide when to end. Then
they will always want to play that game teach baby to read!