Sunday, November 6, 2011

Hooked On Phonics Discover Reading Baby Edition

Product Review Sunday

We all know that babies have an amazing capacity to learn language. But, there is still debate whether they can learn to read. While it may be possible for babies to learn symbols (like letters) many experts say it's impossible for them to comprehend written sentences required for reading.

Over the past few weeks on Product Review Sundays we have reviewed programs that claim to help to teach babies to read. But, in 2009 Baby Einstein products were required to give parents a full refund on the purchase price on their misleading "educational" DVDs and currently Your Baby Can Read products have a complaint filed against them that their infant-reading program's claims are false and misleading.

But, phonics is method of teaching reading, based on sounding out letters to read words. The makers of Hooked on Phonics: Discover Reading - Baby Edition(which is made for children three- to 18-months-old) claim that, "Studies have demonstrated that the best predictor of early reading ability is a child’s understanding of how words are made up of sounds."

This phonetic system for teaching reading also has a version for babies entitled, “Discover Reading Baby Edition Deluxe.” This method employs singing and reading to enhance vocabulary and memory skills, excite the imagination, and foster a love of reading for the three- to 18-month-old. The program uses books, songs, rhymes, and games.

Have you tried Hooked on Phonics with a baby or toddler?


Anonymous said...

I didn't try hooked on phonics LEARN TO SIGN for babies until the baby was 11 months old and I wish I had started it earlier. After watching the first disk twice she started to sign on her own. She loves watching them and is completely captivated when it is on. Highly recommend this product or other baby signing time products. I think baby signing is a great way to reduce temper tantrums and misunderstandings.

Paul Cianfaglione said...

Teach Your Child to Read Today!

Reading is one of the most important skills one must master to succeed in life. It helps your child succeed in school, helps them build self-confidence, and helps to motivate your child. Being able to read will help your child learn more about the world, understand directions on signs and warnings on labels, allow them to discover reading as an entertainment, and help them gather information.

Learning to read is very different from learning to speak, and it does not happen all at once. There is a steady progression in the development of reading ability over time. The best time for children to start learning to read is at a young age - even before they enter pre-school. Once a child is able to speak, they can begin developing basic reading skills. Very young children have a natural curiosity to learn about everything. They are naturally intrigued by the printed texts they see, and are eager to learn about the sounds made by those letters. You will likely notice that your young child likes to look at books and thoroughly enjoys being read to. They will even pretend to behave like a reader by holding books and pretend to read them.

At what age can you start teaching a child to read? When they're babies? At 2 years old, 3, 4, or 5 years old, or wait until they're in school?

If you delay your child's reading skill development until he or she enters school, you are putting your child at risk...

Did you know that 67% of all Grade 4 students cannot read at a proficient level! According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, of those 67%, 33% read at just the BASIC level, and 34% CANNOT even achieve reading abilities of the lowest basic level!

There is a super simple and extremely effective system that will even teach 2 and 3 year old children to read.

This is a unique reading program developed by two amazing parents and reading teachers, Jim and Elena, who successfully taught their four children to read before turning 3 years old. The reading system they developed is so effective that by the time their daughter was just 4 years 2 months old, she was already reading at a grade 3 level. They have videos to prove it.

>> Click here to watch the videos and learn more.

Their reading system is called Children Learning Reading, and it is nothing like the infomercials you see on TV, showing babies appearing to read, but who have only learned to memorize a few word shapes. This is a program that will teach your child to effectively decode and read phonetically. It will give your child a big head start, and allow you to teach your child to read and help your child develop reading skills years ahead of similar aged children.

This is not a quick fix solution where you put your child in front of the TV or computer for hours and hope that your child learns to "read"... somehow...

This is a reading program that requires you, the parent, to be involved. But the results are absolutely amazing. Thousands of parents have used the Children Learning Reading program to successfully teach their children to read.

All it takes is 10 to 15 minutes a day.

>> Click here to get started right now. How to Teach a 2 or 3 Year Old to Read.