Our reading program is not a first-grade curriculum imposed upon an 18-month-old. Instead, it is a carefully designed program with the frequency, intensity, and duration that is appropriate for the brain growth and development of the baby or young child.
If you need more proof that your child is ready to start reading, try this quick and easy activity. For this experiment, you only need a large, red marker and white poster board cut into 6” by 22” strips.
In very large, clear print, write the names of 10 objects in the house (window, refrigerator, door, wall, picture) – whatever seems most interesting. Hang the word cards around the house in the appropriate places.
Now take a tour and tell the baby, with enthusiasm, what each label says. Take this tour 2 or 3 times a day. After 5 days put those words away. Change all the labels and observe what happens.
The Deluxe Program contains what you need to get started teaching your child to read:
• Large word cards suitable for an 18-month or older (for younger children, you can start by making the cards yourself)
• The children’s book Enough, Inigo, Enough
• A Certificate of Achievement to award on the day your child reads the first book!
To guide you through the program, you’ll find both the book and DVD of How To Teach Your Baby To Read.