Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Love & Learning
This is the first commercial reading program that we used with K. We did use some huge, home made flashcards first, but because K was less than a year old, & we did not test her it was hard to tell if she was learning them or not. At the time, Love & Learning was the only early reading program I had heard of. It is designed specifically for kids with Down syndrome. I ordered the first 2 kits & we started showing them to K. She really enjoyed the DVD's & videos, & as you can see from the videos in an earlier blog post, she did learn to read the words in this program. The videos are somewhat outdated, but K didn't mind & was quite excited about watching them. One thing that I don't like is that the pictures in the book are not very clear & concise - I prefer to use a very accurate picture rather than a sketch on my flashcards. I do appreciate that there is a word on one page & a picture on the next. This helps babies & young children to focus on the word only & not be distracted by the picture. My biggest complaint is the cost of the program. For the number of words it teaches, it is a fair amount of money.