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How to Teach Your Baby to Read, 40th Anniversary Edition Hardcover – Oct 25 2002


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  • Hardcover: 281 pages
  • Publisher: Gentle Revolution Press; 40th Annv edition (Oct. 25 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591170079
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591170075
  • Product Dimensions: 21.9 x 14.2 x 2.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 630 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,081,747 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on July 11 2004
Format: Paperback
The Doman method is time consuming...but my child is worth it!!!! I am grateful to Doman and his organization for pioneering such important work. Its a shame that the method isn't more widespread. The world could use more of the high calibre people the Doman method produces.
At worst, after trying the method, you will have spent much quality time with your child. However, chances are your child will learn so many very important things, especially reading fluently at an early age!
Moreover, using Doman's techniques not only fosters the skills you are encouraging but actually "wires" your child's brain, making them smarter and more able in other areas and subjects (such as music, math, art, etc.) The theory is very logical and sound and fits in with everything I read about the baby's brain in the book "What's going on in there?". Don't lose the window of opportunity to encourage your child's amazing talents!!!
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By james on April 27 2004
Format: Paperback
When our daughters were born, we began using the Doman programs within days of bringing them home from the hospital. It has paid off immensely. Not only did we use, teach to read, we used all of the programs. Yes it can be costly, but is your child's future not worth it? Both of our daughters have been home schooled since kindergarten, our 13 year old tests at the level of a fourth year college student and our 11 year old daughter tests at high school grad levels in all subjects except math. She is studying calculus this year and she is in 6th grade! Both girls will begin taking some college courses this summer and a credit this fall. I am sure that a large part of their intelligence is due to Doman's programs.
I have talked with some of the people that do nothing but put down Doman's programs, all I can say after talking to them is that if their children are twice as intelligent as they are then maybe if they marry well, they might do better than that 3 room trailer down yonder next to that ther creek, Redneck City, USA. Of course, if you are a chain smoking, white trash, grade school graduate idiot with a IQ lower than your shoe size, how could we even expect you to make it through the first book, and lets forget about you trying to teach your children anything except how to open a beer with your cigarette lighter. You will only get out of the programs what you put in them. If your child would "rather stare at the wall then learn how to read" well you better save your money, you will need it for bail and cigarettes at the commissary when junior joins the ranks of the rest of your relations. But if you want the best for your children, then buy all the programs and put them to use!!
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By D. Dean on April 4 2004
Format: Paperback
I used the program in this book over 20 years ago to teach 5 of my 6 children to read. (My oldest son was already reading when I discovered the book.) It worked beautifully! All my children were reading well above grade level as they entered kindergarten! As an elementary teacher now, I can see that this program can help children who may not respond well to phonics learning. Whatever help we can give our children, let's do it! Those who struggle with reading, struggle with every subject, because they all require reading! I highly recommend this book!
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By A Customer on April 3 2004
Format: Paperback
I highly reccomend this program! I started it when my son was ten months old and within just a couple weeks I found he could read the words he had learned and understand them! My son also gets super excited when we erad books that have the words he has already learned in them! He loves the program and we have a great time doing it together...Glenn Doman's programs are one of the most looked forward to things we do in our day together. Of course it is not necessary to do exactly as the book says but rather just understand and apply the general idea to your particular child. My son is 11 months old now and we also read about 20 or so books per day, do the lovely math program, the physical program, foreign language, and soon the encyclopedic knowledge program and swimming. I have found that he has more interested in learning than with playing with toys or doing many other things. Just let your baby be the guide and love him no matter what!!! I also reccomend How to teach your baby to swim by Claire Timmermans!!
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By A Customer on Feb. 19 2004
Format: Paperback
I followed Doman's instructions to the T on my 14-month-old daughter and was as enthusiastic and "joyous" as humanly possible. After months of repeated attempts, I just could not get her interested. She'd rather look at a blank wall than the flash card. It's not that she isn't bright, she loves books and now at 23 months can recite many of them back to us from memory. She can count and identify shapes, colors and letters. Everything she has learned has been through playing (doing puzzles) and having fun. After many months of frustration and feeling like I failed, I have come to the conclusion that the flashcard method is too much like drilling and just isn't fun for a child. Contrary to what Doman states, it is very time-consuming because of the preparation involved and not to mention all the repeated attempts you go through just to get your child's attention. My advice would be to just focus on reading to your child using large print books and pointing to the words as you read. Forget the flashcards. Maybe if I started when my child was a newborn things would have been different but to date I have had no luck.
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