How to Teach Your Baby to Read, 40th Anniversary Edition Hardcover – Oct 25 2002
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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!!
However, there are about 1,000 better ways to teach your child anything - reading, math, music, whatever - than by using the Doman method. The Doman program is boring, expensive, time-consuming and not as effective or as efficient as lots of fun ways you can make up yourself. I taught my children phonics when they were babies and toddlers using cards stationed at their changing table, refrigerator magnet letters, puzzles and bath foamy letters that stick on the wall. My daughter learned to read at 3.5 years old and my son started reading just before age 4. They are also very bright overall and good at math and other things that interest them. Don't waste time and money on Doman. Doman himself says learning is to be "joyous", but the majority of people I've "known" on-line using this program constantly complain that their kids won't look at the flashcards. Make it joyous by giving your child unstintingly the gift of knowledge, without ever demanding a certain achievment level of them.
Most recent customer reviews
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. Read morePublished on July 11 2004
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! Read morePublished on April 4 2004 by D. Dean
I have been using what the book says, which is actually a guideline and shouldn't be followed exactly. Read morePublished on Oct. 30 2003 by Adrian Lee
This book can change the life of your and your baby. I read it before my daughter was born. I started to teach her since she was 6 months. Read morePublished on Oct. 14 2003 by Teach-Baby-Chinese
Never once does the author suggest you read TO your CHILD - that is what I didn't like about this book. Read morePublished on Sept. 14 2003
I read most Dr. Doman's books after my daughter was born. I was already determined to do something with my newborn, his books definitely strengthened my believe, and gave methods... Read morePublished on Aug. 22 2003 by Hung Shar
If you want to have a viable future where you can reach your full potential one of the single most valuable skills you can acquire is solid reading ability. Read morePublished on July 25 2003 by Harold McFarland
Both editions have similar premises:
1. Children should learn words, followed by books including those words. The alphabet, a more abstract concept, will follow later. Read more