Tuesday, January 1, 2002

Books - How to Teach Your Baby to Read

How to Teach Your Baby to Read - by Glenn Doman
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This is the book that started it all for me. I love this book!! Although I did not teach sight words exclusively, I learned a lot from this book. The main thing I learned was that you can teach little children (0-5) how to read, math, etc. It is actually easier to learn the younger they are. The second thing I learned was how to make learning to read fun.
We have 9 flashcards measuring 3 1/2 x 8 1/2. A single word is printed on each one in large letters. First I say the words to her for a couple of turns until she knows them. Each day we take out the oldest word add one new word. The first words I picked were: Mommy, Daddy, Hannah, Takeshi and Ernest (her brothers). The next words that I picked are out of easy reader books that Hannah will be reading (after she learns these words).

Here is a video of how to show the flashcards to teach reading. We did this a couple times and then played our "Mixed-Up Whole Words" game.

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