When my first daughter was born, I heard about baby reading. I was definitely a skeptic at first. But I thought what if it could actually work. The potential benefits to my child could be huge. So, I gave it a try. I bought a DVD series called Your Baby Can Read (YBCR) and found a website called starfall.com. Everyday, starting at 9 months, she watched a YBCR DVD while I fed her lunch. And we went through the ABC portion of starfall.com.
When she was 21 months, I realised that she could sound out simple words she hadn't seen before. Right after she turned two, I picked up a board book at the library, to see if she could read it to me. She was able to read the whole thing. Her reading was tested in kindergarten and she had 5th grade reading skills. She is 7 now in 2nd grade. She usually spends two to three hours a day reading books aimed at the 4th to 5th grade age group.