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How To Teach Your Baby To Read: the gentle revolution
How To Teach Your Baby To Read the gentle revolution Author:Glenn Doman Written for parents, this exciting book presents a revolutionary idea: that children are far smarter than we give them credit for. In fact, we have been wasting our children's most important years by refusing to allow them to learn everything they can at a time when it is easiest for them to absorb new information. — Reading, says the author, i... more »s not a subject like geography, but a brain function like seeing and hearing. He shows clearly, and illustrates with fascinating case histories, just how easy it is to teach a young child to read-and what a great benefit early reading is to both the child and his mother.
Glenn Doman, who has been remarkably successful in making brain-damaged children into well children, has discovered that we are wasting our brains-and particularly our children's brains-on a grand scale. His long and careful study of growing children has given us dramtic evidence that we have underestimated what they can do and learn-while having fun.
Among other topics, How to Teach Your Baby to Read shows that tiny children want to learn to read, that they can learn to read, that they are learning to read, and that they indeed should learn to read. It also discusses the controversies of early reading ("Who Has Problems, Readers or Non-readers?") and presents, in detail, exactly how to go about teaching reading to a young child.
The author emplasizes throughout that the process is a joyous one. Indeed, as this inspiring book shows, learning to read-for toddlers-is not a chore, for either the mother or the child. It is an experience in fun, enjoyment, achievement and pride. And it opens another marvelous path on the long road to ultimate maturity.« less