“Teach My Baby How to Read?” You Ask.  Yes, You CAN!

Would you be surprised to hear that babies and toddlers can read starting before they are 2 years old?

It is true!  I find it amazing to watch babies actually read!  When they start reading so early, the acceleration of their progress grows tremendously.  It doesn’t take a lot of time to follow some daily tips to accelerate your baby’s learning.  The results are absolutely amazing and proven.  A study was conducted on a baby and toddler over a several year period and the results are astounding!  The study includes a number of children that are both reading well above grade level and clearly reading to learn.  It is also apparent that they enjoy reading because reading is more fun when you are good at it.

The study includes a baby who reads at age 2 years old and now fluently reads 4th grade level books as a Kindergartener using a step by step simple program that can have your child reading in just weeks! . Teach my baby how to read

Are you saying to yourself, I just have to “Teach My Baby To Read”, then try incorporating some of these tips into your routine.

  • Start Now and Read Daily

Start by reading to your child as early as you can.  It’s never to early.  You can even start before your baby is even born.  Find time in the day every day to read with your child.  It can be in the comfort of your own home or anywhere else, literally.  It is proven that children continue to grow as long as reading continues.  If reading ceases, so does learning.

  • Teach Basics

Read to your child and model reading so they become familiar with the phonemic awareness of reading. They first need to learn which way to hold a book, reading top to bottom and left to right.  Then move to phonics, teaching letter names and sounds.  For more information on these terms, Wikipedia has a thorough explanation of the terms and their relationship to one another.  Start with phonics and introducing letters and sounds.  Invest in some magnetic or foam alphabet letters that your baby can manipulate and move around.  The most economical set is this 82 piece set of upper and lower case letters and numbers available at Amazon.Magnetic Alphabet Letters & Numbers - 82 Piece SetAfter your baby starts grasping these, then start blending letter sounds and words.  You will be surprised how fast they catch on.  You can really read anything with your baby.  Don’t worry about reading the same books over and over again.  Your baby will be grateful for the opportunity and there are ways you can embellish stories that you have already read.  You can also ask your child questions and slow down to really point out words and pictures.  Check out these must read book titles.

  • Get Comfortable and Make It Fun

Make sure you find a cozy spot and look for a variety of places to read.  Keep it interesting and find new place inside and outside of your home.  There are many fun ways you can incorporate fun into reading.  Reading in a blanket fort or with a flashlight at nigh are always fun.

Nursery rhymes are also fun for babies and toddlers and easy for them to learn.  And don’t forget to sing the alphabet song with your baby.  The more you interact with your baby through talking, reading, singing and playing, the smarter your baby will become!  If you sit down and make reading a priority, you will find it rewarding and your child will be wanting more!

Have you seen the commercial of the father reading with his daughter and asks a question something like “how big is a whale?” to Alexa and she responds with the answer.  Then he asks her to change the lighting and it sets the mood for storytelling.  Alexa is the latest in home electronics to make learning fun.  Check out the capabilities that it has in a video created by AmazonAmazon Echo Dot by Alexa

4 thoughts on “Babies

  1. John Rico

    Hello there! I have a nephew and I always babysit him when her mom is gone. I want to be productive with him and make him learn new things while he’s young. I don’t know how to teach my nephew to read but luckily I found your article. It is very informative and helpful since reading is needed when going to a school. Thank you for sharing this information and for sure I will follow the tips that you gave.

    1. admin

      Thanks for the comments and glad they can be of help.  Check back periodically as I add new information and up to date tips to the site.  Thanks again, Jodi

  2. Alan Cooper

    This is an amazing result with babies. The video is really important in getting over the concept and does it very well.
    I am an English teacher in China and many students when they start to learn English do so memorising words as whole pieces. One of the reasons is that the Chinese language is character based and that is how they learn Chinese. Many Chinese children’s parents do not want you to teach them English using English phonics, they think it is a waste of time. They end up poorer readers as a result. To me, this is very supportive information for the ideas promoted on your website.
    I taught 2 dyslexic Chinese students to read using phonics in 12 months. Previously they had been learning English for 3 years and made little progress and could not read at all. Thanks for the information I will share with some other teachers.

    1. admin

      Thanks for sharing your positive results using phonics in reading.  And even more fascinating, teaching and learning English as a second language to Chinese.  I do believe in this system as well and incorporate into my classroom for those who need it.  Thanks again, Jodi


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