Tuesday, November 25, 2008

TV Temptation

While I was up with the early morning baby "we" watched this infomercial
(i heart infomercials they are so full of info in commercial form)
which showed all of this video of little babies reading.
Like 18 month old babies reading words (sight words) and 3 year olds reading books.
I know it's possible for 3 and 4 year olds to read without a learning system
(as evidenced by Mr. Wonderful and I--where did all of that early intelligence disappear to?)
but I was tempted to get it for Maeve to see if I could turn her into a little super genius mastermind.
{Although, I must admit, that it was just a little creepy to watch the littlest little ones reading....}


Julie said...

While I do think it's important to help your child to learn, I think some of those programs are a little over the top, and that if your child doesn't start reading right away you might feel like a failure.

That being said, I don't think there's anything wrong with a 3 year old who can't read, there's time enough for that! (Although if they CAN read, YAY for them!)

Love the family pictures, and YES, DO STAY AWAY FROM BABY GAP!! I don't even go on that site, because I seriously would want to buy just about everything I saw.

Devin said...

I'm wondering...how much?

Do YOU think it's worth the price and something that would be good for the girls?

If so....

Go for it!

And, for the record...I heart infomercials too :-)

charmed1 said...

I really don't see the point in rushing something like that. She'll learn when she's ready. I think things like that are for people with way too much time on their hands.

Brianne said...

OK I want to know where you got this, and how insanely expensive it is because if it's not ridiculous, MY child is getting this!

Shelly said...

i thought it looked fun and exciting until i looked up the price --$200!

SarahV said...

i think babies should be babies :) they have their whole life to read. judah can't read one word and i'm pretty okay with that :)

but to each his own i guess.....

Megan and Company said...

Yup to Sarah. I became more and more frustrated when I taught Kindergarten. There has been quite the swing on the spectrum to push kids to academic skills so much earlier.

The best way to grow a reader is to foster a love of reading. I'm just happy Josh stopped chewing books and now actually likes to listen to them. :)