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How to Teach Your Baby to Read

How to Teach Your Baby to Read

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by Glenn Doman, Douglas Doman, Janet Doman

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Time and again, the work performed at The Institutes forthe Achievement of Human Potential has demonstrated that children from birth to age six are capable of learning better and faster than older children. How To Teach Your Baby To Read shows just how easy it is to teach a young child to read, while How To Teach Your Baby Math presents the simple


Time and again, the work performed at The Institutes forthe Achievement of Human Potential has demonstrated that children from birth to age six are capable of learning better and faster than older children. How To Teach Your Baby To Read shows just how easy it is to teach a young child to read, while How To Teach Your Baby Math presents the simple steps for teaching mathematics through the development of thinking and reasoning skills. Both books explain how to begin and expand each program, how to make and organize necessary materials, and how to more fully develop your child’s reading and math potential.

How to Give Your Baby Encyclopedic Knowledge shows how simple it is to develop a program that cultivates a young child’s awareness and understanding of the arts, science, and nature—to recognize the insects in the garden, to learn about the countries of the world, to discover the beauty of a Van Gogh painting, and much more. How To Multiply Your Baby’s Intelligence provides a comprehensive program for teaching your young child how to read, to understand mathematics, and to literally multiply his or her overall learning potential in preparation for a lifetime of success.

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The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential has been successfully serving children and teaching parents for five decades. Its goal has been to significantly improve the intellectual, physical, and social development of all children. The groundbreaking methods and techniques of The Institutes have set the standards in early childhood education. As a result, the books written by Glenn Doman, founder of this organization, have become the all-time best-selling parenting series in the United States and the world.

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Meet the Author

Glenn Doman received his degree in physical therapy from the University of Pennsylvania in 1940. From that point on, he began pioneering the field of child brain development. In 1955, he founded The Institutes' world-renowned work with brain-injured children had led to vital discoveries regarding the growth and development of well children. The author has lived with, studied, and worked with children in more than one hundred nations, ranging from the most civilized to the most primitive. Doman is also the international best-selling author of six books, all part of the Gentle Revolution Series, including How To Teach Yor Baby To Read, How To Teach Your Baby Math, and How To Give Your Baby Encyclopedic Knowledge.

Douglas Doman is Vice President of The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential and the son of founder Glenn Doman. His early years working at The Institutes were spent establishing the School for Human Development for brain-injured young adults. He worked closely with Bruce Hagy to create the world’s first Human Development Course, a circuit of physical activities that promote neurological organization and development.

Janet Doman is the director of The Institutes and Glenn’s daughter. She was actively involved in helping brain-injured children by the time she was nine years old, and after completing her studies at the University of Pennsylvania, devoted herself to helping parents discover the vast potential of their babies and their own potential as teachers.

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How to Teach Your Baby to Read 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
TigerMama More than 1 year ago
I initally borrowed this book from my local library, thinking it would be interested to see what it takes to teach a baby to read, even though my toddler had just turned 2 years old. I tried out the method with a few flashcards and was amazed at how quickly my son picked it up. I immediately ordered this book, along with "How to Teach Your Baby Math" and "How to Teach Your Baby to be Physically Superb." The first half of the book is devoted to the history of the Institutes of Human Potential and what they do for both brain-injured and "normal" children. It discusses in some detail the science behind how the program works and the ability for young children to learn. The how-to's of the program are covered in the back half of the book. They detail how to start with any child up to age 6, which is helpful if you are starting past the newborn stage (like we did). Some people disagree with the idea of using flashcards with young children, claiming you are taking the joy out of learning. But the key to a successful program is keeping it quick and fun. My son asks for his "words" everyday, several times a day and I enjoy watching him get excited about learning at such a young age. If you are looking at this book for your infant or toddler, chances are, you are looking for ways to entertain your child beyond singing or reading books. And what better way to get them started on a path of lifelong learning than to get them hooked while they are young!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Years ago I used this method with my daughter. We never completed the whole program. She had a 3rd grade reading level when she started Kindergarden and finished high school at age 14. She is very bright, happy and successful. I now have a baby grandaughter and will also use this program to teach her. What I remember the most about teaching my daughter was the quality time we spent together which was priceless and to me the most important aspect of this program.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read most of Dr. Doman's book and tried the paper flash cards with my then two-month-old daughter with great response. To solve the problem of too much paper, I wrote software named PowerFlashCard to do the same thing. My whole family was amazed to see the little baby waving, kicking and screaming with joy in front of the laptop. Our initial doubt of the method was gone. Try it, you would not belive it until you did it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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 to follow. I made dot cards and word cards. It was time consuming and expensive. Soon I developed software to replace paper flash cards. It was very effective. I added much more contents in math, reading, including foreign languages, and pictures into the program. There are people thinking I was crazy teaching a 3-month old. But you have to do it yourself to believe it. The time I put my daughter in front of the laptop, and she saw the flashing dots, she was waving, kicking, and screaming with joy. My whole family was amazed. My daughter is almost a year old now. She is very delightful, alert. She can point correctly to many objects, and words. Her learning speed is increasing daily. If you¿d like to try my software, it is at www.geocities.com/powerflashcard.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I taught five of my children to read using this book, at ages 3 1/2 - 4 1/2. They've all done extremely well in school - because they knew how to read well before they got there. I starting using this book about 1980! Schools have tried many things since then, but this method worked for all my kids!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I started the method used in the book and it really works in a few monthes my son was reading words we had gone over in books and now we are making his first two word book. He is only 27 monthes old. It is well worth the effort!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read not only this book, but almost all put out by Doman and I am very familiar with the method. It is true that your child will recognize some words if you use this method. My own daughter could recognize 'teeth' at 14 months old. However, this method becomes time consuming, labor-intensive and boring quickly. It is more effective to teach phonics to your child, which you can do with almost no money or material preparation and which will give them a better reading foundation in the end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I used the methods described in this book and today have 4 very successful reading children--two in college and two in high school. Highly recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was very simple to read and understand. I read it in two days and I can't wait to start teaching my 16 month old to read.