Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Baby Shower Extravaganza Giveaway #14: Your Baby Can Read CLOSED



"Your Baby Can Read!TM System Brings Worldwide
Change to Childhood Literacy Field"

The first time I saw the Your Baby Can Read commercial was when I was home on maternity leave.  I was bound and determined to get it, I was sure it would work and I would have the smartest baby around.  My husband of course made fun of me but my dad's wife thought it was great also and promised to get it for Wiggle Bean for Christmas (so I didn't buy it myself).  

Well Christmas came and they changed their mind and got Wiggle a Disney Princess 4-wheeler instead.  While she loves her power bike, I was a little bummed that she did not get the Your Baby Can Read program.

When I was offered the chance to review the YBCR starter set, I jumped on it.  The starter set would be perfect for my 14 month old and when it works (and she shows how much of a genius she is) hubby will have no choice but to get us the deluxe set!

About Your Baby Can Read
Developed by Dr. Robert Titzer, a recognized expert in infant learning, the YBCR program had been used by thousands of parents to expose their children to reading skills early in life.  Research shows that introducing basic reading during the first years of life makes the process of learning to read faster, easier, more exciting, and interesting for the child.  According to the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, "earlier experiences determine whether a child's developing brain architecture provides a strong or weak foundation for all future learning, behavior, and health".  

More brain connections for language and higher cognitive functions are formed during infancy than any other time in a person's life.  Numerous studies have proven that early readers have more confidence, higher self-esteem and generally perform better in school and later in life. 

Your Baby Can Read was recently named one of the ten best Educational toys of 2009 by Dr Toy.  The program also received three iParenting Media Awards for their My First Words books, Lift-A-Flap Word and Picture Books, and the Deluxe Kit.

I have only had the starter kit for two weeks so I can not say that I have seen any noticeable reading skills with Wiggle yet but I am going to keep at it and see how it goes.  I am excited by reviews that I have read where people say how it worked for them. 

Where to Buy

The Your Baby Can Read Deluxe set is available direct from the Your Baby Can Read website.
 

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One Over Thirty Mommy will win the Your Baby Can Read Starter Set

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This giveaway is open to U.S. only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address in your comment or on your blogger profile and be age 18 years or older.

Winner will be chosen via a Random Drawing.  Winners that I am unable to contact or one who does not claim their prize within 72 hours of being sent their winning email notification will forfeit their prize.

Giveaway ends midnight PST on March 30th


**Disclaimer: I was not paid in any form of cash for this posting.  
I received the starter set for my review purposes. This is solely the opinion of Over Thirty Mommy. Other people may have different experiences with the product.**

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Momma Lyngheim said...

Studies prove that the earlier a child learns to read, the better they perform in school and later in life.

I have a newborn and a 4 year old that I would like to start both on.

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I learned that, "The best and easiest time to learn a language is during the infant and toddler years...when the brain is creating thousands of synapses, or connections, allowing a child to learn both the written word and spoken word simultaneously."

And I will buy it for my future baby. :) Maybe I'll share with someone else before he/she is born, not sure.

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I'd love this for my 10 (almost 11) month old daughter!

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the first 5 years of life are the most crucial for language development. My little one is 7 1/2 months old now.

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I learned there's only one natural window for learning language -- from about birth to about age four.

I'd love this for my 2 year old and also my 6 month old.

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Melissa B. said...

The earlier the child is taught to read the better they will read and the more likely they will enjoy it. I would try this on my preschool class.

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The best and easiest time to learn a language is during the infant and toddler years... My children, who are four months old and two years old

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From about birth to about age four it is easier for a child to learn any type of language including spoken, receptive, foreign and written language.

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I have 18 month old twins and a 4 year old that would benefit from this.

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I learned that by the time most children start learning to read in school the optimum window of opportunity has already closed.

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I would like to win this for my 4 year old.

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A baby's brain thrives on stimulation and develops at a phenomenal pace...nearly 90% during the first five years of life!

I'd give this to a frined, for her 2 year old and her new baby, due in April.

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I learned that Dr. Titzer says the current practice of starting to teach reading skills in school is too late and children benefit greatly from getting a much earlier start since a child basically has only one natural window for learning language--from about birth to about age four. I would give the system to my friend who has a 4 year old child.

 

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