Your Baby Can Read!
Or so claims the infomercial I saw about a dozen times over the last few nights. The question this brings to mind is ‘Does he or she really NEED to?!’ I realize there are some people who just have to have the brightest kid at Mommy & Me but seriously, potty train them first. All over the place kids are being forced to learn, LEARN, LEARN! Leapfrog toys are nothing but veiled teaching tools masquerading as video games.
I learned to read the old fashioned way. Mom and dad taught me the basics, Kindergarten got me rolling on my ABCs and by the time I hit 6th Grade I was reading on a college level. By the time I hit 8th Grade in Junior High I’d read the entire High School reading list and no one had me playing word recognition games while I was still in diapers. I was a kid and allowed to BE a kid. Let your kids be kids people, They’ll be grown up soon enough.
Hawk (product of the 60’s)