Wednesday, March 23, 2011

How to Teach Your Baby to Read

How to Teach your Baby to Read is one of a number of books written by Glenn Doman of IAHP (Institutes for Achievement of Human Potential) and is co authored by his daughter Janet. It was this organization that first started teaching children with Down syndrome and other brain injured children to read.  This was the first early reading resource I found, and a many of the ideas we use came from this book. Even when using other programs, I often use methods from this book rather than what is suggested by the particular program. Some of these ideas include fast flashing, using huge flashcards with red lettering to make the words easier to read and more visually appealing and most importantly, that teaching your child must always be done joyfully. This book goes step by step through the process of creating a reading program for your child. I would highly recommend reading this book even if you choose to use an already made program. It is often available at local libraries or can be bought at the IAHP bookstore at the link below, or on Amazon.

http://www.gentlerevolution.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=G&Product_Code=0201-40

4 comments:

  1. Love this book, too. Just wanted to mention that i is 25% off at Gentle Revolution thru the end of March!

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  2. Thanks for the info Brandie!

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  3. Yes, a must read for anyone wantint to teach their baby/child to read. Excellent information. I was lucky to find it at our little local library. Now if I could just get my hands on the How to Teach your baby Math and how to be Physically Superb.

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  4. I haven't got around to posting about this yet, but Glenn Doman's book How to Multiply your Baby's Intelligence has an overview of all of those books & I actually use it the most. Here is a link:

    http://www.gentlerevolution.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=G&Product_Code=0205&Category_Code=books-about-teaching-children

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