I’ve often wondered about this product called My Baby Can Read. Experts weigh in on it here and call it what it looks like on the ads to me: a memorization parlor trick for babies.
Are those babies really reading?
“No,” said Dr. Nonie Lesaux, a child development expert at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. “They memorize what’s on those cue cards … It’s not reading.”
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Founder of the program Robert Titzer agreed to send these reporters his research documenting that babies really can read:
But instead of published research on “Your Baby Can Read,” Titzer sent TODAY his own customer satisfaction surveys and general studies about child learning.
Anyone tried this product? I admit I’ve been curious but extremely skeptical.