Monday, February 8, 2010

Your Baby Can Read Review

 
  
  


Your Baby Can Read! System Brings Worldwide
Change to Childhood Literacy Field

 Seeing Success of Program, Experts in U.S. and Beyond Agree That Reading Skills Are Natural For Babies and Toddlers and Lead to Lifelong Literacy Confidence

The field of  childhood literacy is changing dramatically as teachers, parents and reading experts worldwide see the incredible success of the groundbreaking infant reading program Your Baby Can Read!  Hundreds of thousands of babies have used the program as parents increasingly want to expose their children to reading skills early in life. Developed by Dr. Robert C. Titzer, a recognized infant researcher and early learning expert, the program is based on leading research showing that children’s brains are best able to learn language skills in the first years of life. Introducing basic reading during this critical period makes the whole process of learning to read faster, easier, more exciting and interesting for the child. “The earlier a child is taught to read, the better they will read and the more likely they will enjoy it,” Dr. Titzer says. “I believe this is the key to success throughout their lives.”

The fundamental importance of a baby’s brain development is highlighted in a new report from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University and its distinguished panel of doctors, child psychologists, sociologists, neuroscientists and other child development experts. “Early experiences determine whether a child’s developing brain architecture provides a strong or weak foundation for all future learning, behavior, and health,” the report says. In particular, the authors stress that more brain connections for language and higher cognitive function are formed during infancy, more than any other time in a person’s life.  What makes these connections robust, the report explains, is interaction with supportive adults to stimulate those brain circuits. 
Numerous studies have proven that early readers have more confidence, higher self-esteem and generally perform better in school and later in life.  According to a national panel of reading specialists and educators, most of the nation’s reading problems could be eliminated if reading was taught at an earlier age. Russia recently began teaching reading one year earlier than the U.S., which resulted in test scores moving from the middle of the pack to the first in the world, even though their per capita income is approximately $20,000 per household annually.

Infant and literacy experts nationwide and around the world increasingly agree with the core tenets of the Your Baby Can Read! program, and numerous preschools across the country have adopted the program for their babies and toddlers.  “The main thing to note about Dr. Titzer's work is that it demonstrates that infants can learn to read before they can talk and well before 17 months,” said Dr. John W. Oller, Jr., co-author of Milestones: Normal Speech and Language Across the Lifespan and a distinguished professor at the University of Louisiana. “It refutes the long-standing nonsense that reading is merely converting print to speech.”

For more information on Your Baby Can Read! please go to www.YourBabyCanRead.com

Some Benefits of Early Learning Skills
Reading is one of the most important skills a child learns.
●According to a national panel of reading specialists, most of our nation’s reading problems could be prevented by teaching reading skills earlier.
● The brain may develop more efficiently for reading when a child starts early.
● Early readers may have better self-esteem and enjoy reading more.
Reading is a key to success in school and throughout a child’s life.

About Dr. Robert C. Titzer
Robert C. Titzer, Ph.D., has been a professor, teacher and professional speaker on infant learning for 20 years. Dr. Titzer taught his own children to read as babies using the fun, multi-sensory approach that he developed. Dr. Titzer has become a recognized expert in the area of infant learning and his work has been published in several scientific journals – including the prestigious Psychological Review. He has spoken with U.S. Senators and other leading U.S. Department of Education officials on the importance of early learning. He also publicly interacts with parents and educators around the world, demonstrating fun learning activities that they can do with infants and toddlers to stimulate and increase brain development. Dr. Titzer has appeared on over 2000 TV broadcasts around the world.

The deluxe kit sells through the infomercial and the website (www.yourbabycanread.com) for $199.
 
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With School Budgets Slashed Nationwide, More Parents
Are Teaching Core Skills at Home

Worried about their children falling behind at overwhelmed schools, parents are turning to the early literacy program Your Baby Can Read™ as an easy, fun way to enhance success in school

Parents have seen the impact of budget cuts in schools, and they are worried. Class sizes are increasing; special educators are being eliminated; core skills programs are being cut back. Concerned about how these dramatic changes in the U.S. education system will affect their own children when they reach preschool and kindergarten, parents of infants and toddlers nationwide are increasingly teaching their youngsters some of the basic skills they will need in school before they reach school age. Surging in popularity, the Your Baby Can Read early literacy program is now being used by hundreds of thousands of families nationwide and even by a growing number of preschool educators and literacy counselors. Online, at the playground and over casual social conversations, mothers and fathers are sharing stories of their children’s success with this groundbreaking literacy program, along with the excitement and enthusiasm for reading that the program fosters.

“We are finding that parents are getting more and more anxious about what they see happening in schools, and they are turning to successful programs like ours to make sure their children don’t end up slipping through the cracks,” said Dr. Robert Titzer of Your Baby Can Read, creator of the innovative, award-winning early literacy system. “Your Baby Can Read is excellent for these parents because it is designed for fun, low-key interaction between parent and child, at exactly the time when babies’ brains are wired to learn in this interactive way.”

The unfortunate reality of budget cuts is if a first-grader is struggling with reading, there may not be the manpower or the time to notice, much less intervene. The current Department of Education budget slashes elementary- and secondary-school funding to every single state. States themselves, squeezed by historic budget shortfalls, are resorting to major cuts in education funding just to keep the state government operating. In California, budget cuts mean that some kindergarten and first-grade class sizes will swell from 20 children to 30 in a class, with just one teacher.

But parents are realizing that children entering these critical school years with fundamental literacy skills already in place possess a basic building block for future learning, making falling behind less likely. Numerous studies have proven that early readers have more confidence, higher self-esteem and generally perform better in school and later in life.  According to a national panel of reading specialists and educators, most of the nation’s reading problems could be eliminated if children began reading at an earlier age.

The “Your Baby Can Read!”  program was developed by Dr. Robert C. Titzer, a recognized infant researcher and early learning expert. The program is based on leading research showing that children’s brains are best able to learn the written word at the same time they are learning language. Introducing basic reading during this critical period makes the whole process of learning to read faster, easier, more exciting and more interesting for the child. “The earlier a child is taught to read, the better they will read and the more likely they will enjoy it,” Dr. Titzer says. “I believe this is the key to success throughout their lives.”

For more information on “Your Baby Can Read!” please call 888-READ-888 or go to

-Courtesy of Your Baby Can Read
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My daughters first exposure to Your Baby Can Read was about a year ago, a friend of ours gave us her starter DVD and flashcards. Her son had mastered reading at that point, so she thought we could use it. My daughter loved watching the DVD, doing the motions and saying the words, and she even seemed to be able to recognize the words when she saw them. 
A few months later I was presented the opportunity to review the Your Baby Can Read starter kit, complete with DVD, flash cards, and book. So I passed along the DVD and flashcards my friend had gave me, to another friend of mine, who has a 1 year old son. 
My daughter loved the new DVD, flashcards, and the book which was new to her. The new DVD was even a little different since it was a newer version. 
Fast forward a few months, and we find out that my daughter has speech delay and sensory processing disorder. 
Learning this information, I am almost more impressed with the Your Baby Can Read system. My daughter who has turned out to have some developmental delays was able to read words using Your Baby Can Read! Which, in my mind, proves that the methods that the system uses to teach children to read can work for those of all abilities. 
Your Baby Can Read uses the senses to teach children to read. They are showing them the actual word, the animal or action (for example) that represents that  word,  and the matching sound (if applicable). Then they come back to each word a few times throughout the video, further imprinting it in your childs memory.
You can begin to show your child the videos from the Your Baby Can Read system as soon as they are born. The earlier you begin the reading process, the faster your child will pick it up. Your childs mind is a sponge, just waiting to soak up all that good info!
The Bottom Line: The Your Baby Can Read system is a must for all savvy parents! I wish we had known about it sooner. Pick up the starter kit online today!

* I received the Your Baby Can Read Starter Kit to facilitate my candid and honest review. No other form of compensation was or will be given. All personal views are my own!

3 comments:

AnnCrabs said...

I had this system as I was a Usborne sales rep years ago. Really? I was not overly impressed, neither were my kids. As parents, don't feel like you need to run out and buy this or if your 2 year old isn't reading, that there is something wrong with her. Realistically, what they did in the video, any parent can do themselves. I am not saying the video is bad, but a lot of money for something that really isn't needed. I, as well as my children, preferred the leap videos, which teach letter sounds--something that is fundamental in reading.

Mary512 said...

Thanks for your comments Ann!

Elizabeth said...

I just wanted to comment that a lot of parents look at this and think my child will start reading eventually with or without spending the time early. The research here is showing you can drastically change the structure of your child brain to help the brain read faster and more efficiently. It is not all about if your child can just read. I have a two year old son who started reading on his own without these videos. He did the leap frog Letter Factory and did learn phonics from it. However I am still starting him on these videos as well as my 1 year old daughter as I recognize the benefit of kids sight reading as well as phonics. If you have question you really should watch the interview with professor Titzer on U tube it comes with the video's as well and is very interesting. His daughter is not only a good reader she can read an entire Harry Potter novel in two hours because her brain is able to process reading that efficiently. Babies have amazing brains that change every day and numerous neurological studies are starting to show this not just his infomercial.

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