Your Baby Can Read Review *GIVEAWAY*

10:20 PM Posted by Erin



You've probably seen the informercials with small children reading like champs and thought, that can't possibly be real. I know I felt the same scepticism when I encountered the Your Baby Can Read program and wanted to know exactly how it worked. I was very happy to get the opportunity to review the Starter Set so I could see for myself.








A baby’s brain thrives on stimulation and develops at a phenomenal pace…nearly 90% during the first five years of life! The best and easiest time to learn a language is during the infant and toddler years, when the brain is creating thousands of synapses every second – allowing a child to learn both the written word and spoken word simultaneously, and with much more ease.



It's a well known fact that babies and young children's brains are like sponges. Between the age of 3 months to 5 years there is a window when they are able to learn the written word naturally and easily. This is the time Your Baby Can Read seeks to take advantage of.

Developed by Dr. Robert Titzer, Ph.D. a recognized expert, infant researcher the program's original student was his own infant daughter. Teaching her a multi sensory and interactive method allowed her the ability to identify and recognize written word. By the age of 18 months she was reading simple baby books from the library and continued to excel as a student throughout her young adult life. Experiencing first-hand the positive impact that learning to read had on his own children encouraged Dr. Titzer to create a program that could be used by other families.


The starter set we received included Parents’ Guide, Early Learning Workshop DVD, Starter DVD, the Starter Book, and Learn to Read Word Cards (with 1 wipe-clean word card, and 1 erasable non-toxic pen). Everything you need to get started.

My three year old daughter has been showing great interest in learning to read and letters lately so sitting down with her to try out this program was easy. She was thrilled with the bright pictures and large print of the wording used in the Starter Book, which include fold open pages that reveal a photo that corresponds with the written word. Identifying some of the easier words like cat and dog without much trouble occurred after just a few sessions and then we moved on to some over the harder words the next week. She also got a great kick out of the interactive, sliding word cards. The DVD took a bit more patience as it was harder to keep her interest but after a few viewings, she really got into it.

Bottom line, the program works based on your commitment. While it won't teach your child to read in the traditional sense; learning letter sounds and sounding out words, it will allow them to become familiar with recognizing words and build from there. We really like this product and continue to practice our words daily.
Buy It!
Purchase the entire set on Your Baby Can Read's website for $14.99 for the 30 day risk free trial or buy it for $199.95, available in monthly installments.
Want It? Win It!
Your Baby Can Read is generously giving one lucky winner their own Starter Set to try this program for themselves.

The Details: One lucky winner will receive the Starter Set from Your Baby Can Read. The Rules: Visit Your Baby Can Read and tell me one thing you learned from the site. Bonus Entry: Tell me the age of the child you'd like to try this program on.

Try, Try again... Second Chances:
**Follow my blog and leave a separate comment letting me know.
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You may tweet once a day for extra entries.
**Blog about this contest linking back to this contest and leave a separate comment.
**Become a Fan of Your Baby Can Read on Facebook for one extra entry.
**Add my button to your sidebar and let me know for one extra entry.

The Nitty Gritty:
*Winners are chosen randomly, if you want all your chances counted, make sure you leave individual comments, not all of them in one!
*winner has 48 hours to contact me or another name will be chosen.
*contest ends November 23rd, 9 pm EST. Winner will be posted within 48 hours.
*open to US residents only!
*rules for each entry must be followed to be valid.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary product in order to conduct this review. I was not compensated financially for this post.

116 comments:

  1. kimmie said...

    I learned that "the natural window of opportunity begins to close around age 4 – BEFORE THEY ENTER KINDERGARTEN!" - that's interesting to know, since I know a lot of children around 4 years old and would be very impressed if they could read already! My son is only 6 months old (6 month birthday today!)- and I would love to try this out when he turns one and is developing his language skills :)

  2. Over Thirty Mommy said...

    I learned that Early readers have more self-esteem and are more likely to stay in school

  3. Over Thirty Mommy said...

    I would love to get this for my daughter, she will be 10 months next week.

  4. CVSer said...

    I learned that the window of opportunity is between the ages of 3 months-5 Years!

    virginia@frugaliciousmommy.com

  5. CVSer said...

    I would love to get this for my 2 kids under 5. My son is 3 & my daughter will be 2 months soon.

  6. CVSer said...

    I follow your blog.

  7. Jessica said...

    I thought it was interesting that "a national panel of reading specialists and educators determined that most of the nation’s reading problems could be eliminated if children began reading earlier."

    Would LOVE to try this out on my 4 year old daughter. Thanks for the shot at this AWESOME giveaway:)

    greimanj@comcast.net

  8. Shana said...

    You can help active children concentrate on the video by dimming lights or removing distractions.

  9. Shana said...

    I would use this for my 2 year old son Blaze.

  10. Shana said...

    I follow your blog.

  11. Shana said...

    I follow you on Twitter and tweeted
    http://twitter.com/shana0923/status/5694023491

  12. Shana said...

    became a fan of Your Baby Can Read on facebook

  13. Shana said...

    Your button is in my sidebar

  14. Kacey said...

    Wow! Like others, I learned that we might be missing a window of opportunity for greater learning if we wait until school starts to teach our kids to read.

  15. Kacey said...

    Would use it for both my boys - ages 3 and almost 2.

  16. Kacey said...

    I follow. :-)

  17. Tj and Amy said...

    I learned that The most natural time to learn any aspect of language is during the infant and toddler years. There is a “natural window of opportunity” for learning language where it is easier for children to learn to understand and speak our language at a high level. amypugmire@live.com

  18. Tj and Amy said...

    This would be for my daughter who is 2. amypugmire@live.com

  19. Tj and Amy said...

    I follow u. amypugmire@live.com

  20. Tj and Amy said...

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  21. Tj and Amy said...

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  22. Tj and Amy said...

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  23. paryjeja said...

    I learned a baby’s brain thrives on stimulation and develops at a phenomenal pace…nearly 90% during the first five years of life!
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  24. paryjeja said...

    I would use this with my 3 year old grandson.
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  25. paryjeja said...

    I follow your blog.
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  26. paryjeja said...

    I follow on Twitter and I tweeted -http://twitter.com/paryjeja/status/5697990195

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  27. paryjeja said...

    I am a fan of Your Baby Can Read on facebook.

  28. Michelle AKA blabla3269 said...

    Early readers have more self-esteem
    I would get this for my daughter
    she already has an older brother and needs all the self esteem she can get

  29. SCMOMOF2BOYS said...

    I learned that the window of opportunity is between the ages of 3 months-5 Years!

    I would like to have this for my 8 wk old.

  30. SCMOMOF2BOYS said...

    Tweeted:
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  31. SCMOMOF2BOYS said...

    Following your blog.

  32. one frugal lady said...

    I love that the master mind behind your baby can read, Dr. Titzer, was a teacher, that worked with children. It seems alot of companies are just trying to make money, but Titzer seems like he knows what he is talking about!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

  33. one frugal lady said...

    I would love to try this program on my 2-year old, then later, I have 2-month old twins that could benefit from this as well!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

  34. one frugal lady said...

    I follow this mom can shop!
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  35. Kim said...

    On their site they say to help children concentrate you should remove distractions.
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  36. Kim said...

    My baby cousin is eight months old and would be getting this from me for Christmas.
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  37. Karen O said...

    I learned that early readers perform better in school later.

  38. Karen O said...

    I would use this on my almost 4 year old and 10 mos. old.

    Karen 110480 @ comcast.net

  39. Karen O said...

    I follow

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  40. Karen O said...

    I am a fan of YBCR on facebook

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  41. SCMOMOF2BOYS said...

    http://twitter.com/SCMOMOF2BOYS/status/5722036685

  42. lfhpueblo said...

    I learned the following: That the babies do memorize the shape of the words at first then learn there meaning, but over time actually start learning to read the words and add ed to make most words past tense.
    I used the Google Account Identity method to enter this giveaway.
    Thank You,
    Lauralee Hensley

  43. The McDougles said...

    I learned that During this window of opportunity, between the ages of 3 months and 5 years, they can also learn the written word naturally and easily.

    heather[dot]mcdougle[at]gmail[dot]com

  44. The McDougles said...

    I follow your blog

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  45. The McDougles said...

    I'm a fan of your baby can read on facebook

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  46. The McDougles said...

    i have your button

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  47. The McDougles said...

    i would love to try this on my 20 month old son!

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  48. SCMOMOF2BOYS said...

    http://twitter.com/SCMOMOF2BOYS/status/5750511661

  49. Sara said...

    I learned His research on reading during infant and toddler years captured the interest of educators, researchers, parents, government agencies, and the media worldwide.

  50. Sara said...

    This would be for my 16 month old daughter

  51. Sara said...

    follower

  52. Sara said...

    follow on twitter and tweet http://twitter.com/SaraMama/status/5755854917

  53. Lorina said...

    The earlier your child learns to read to better they'll do later in life.

    ellemw@live.com

  54. Lorina said...

    Following your blog.

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  55. Lorina said...

    I would use it with my 2 year old or my new baby when he gets older.

  56. Lorina said...

    Added your button to my blog.

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  57. Lorina said...

    Following and tweeted.

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  58. SCMOMOF2BOYS said...

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  59. Sara said...

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  60. SCMOMOF2BOYS said...

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  61. CVSer said...

    Follow on Twitter (FrugaliciousMom)
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  62. Sara said...

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  63. SCMOMOF2BOYS said...

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  64. Sara said...

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  65. Jodi said...

    I learnt that

    The best and easiest time to learn a language is during the infant and toddler years.

    I would use this on my 3 year old.

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  66. Sara said...

    tweet http://twitter.com/SaraMama/status/5870899407

  67. SCMOMOF2BOYS said...

    http://twitter.com/SCMOMOF2BOYS/status/5894483952

  68. Sara said...

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  69. ktgonyea said...

    My son (age 4) would love this :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

  70. SCMOMOF2BOYS said...

    http://twitter.com/SCMOMOF2BOYS/status/5937735489

  71. Tylerpants said...

    I learned that teaching reading earlier may eliminate most reading problems according to a US National Panel of Reading Specialists and Early Childhood Educators.
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  72. Tylerpants said...

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  73. Tylerpants said...

    I'd love to win this for my 9 months old son!
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  74. erma said...

    I had learned that in the first years of a child’ life, tens of thousands of synaptic connections are made each second in the brain, opening the door for increased learning capacity.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

  75. Angela G said...

    I learned that it is designed for children between the ages of 3 months and 5 years.
    ag1414@hotmail.com

  76. Angela G said...

    I would use this on my 3-month-old and 3-year-old!

  77. Angela G said...

    I follow your blog. angelag

  78. Angela G said...

    I follow and tweeted: http://twitter.com/ag1414/status/5949550895

  79. Angela G said...

    I'm a fan of Your Baby Can Read on Facebook. angela.gaffke

  80. trixx said...

    I learned that a baby’s brain thrives on stimulation and develops at a phenomenal pace…nearly 90% during the first five years of life! This would be for my one year old nephew!

  81. trixx said...

    I'm a follower

  82. Erika*Coffee said...

    Dr. Titzer says the current practice of starting to teach reading skills in school is too late

  83. Erika*Coffee said...

    Gabby is almost 2 years old...

  84. Sara said...

    daily tweet http://twitter.com/SaraMama/status/5961006110

  85. Anonymous said...

    Teaching reading earlier may eliminate most reading problems according to a US National Panel of Reading Specialists and Early Childhood Educators. I would love this for my 4 year old and my 4 month old.

    shawnac68@hotmail.com

  86. mom2anutball said...

    I would love to try this! I learned that The earlier the child is taught to read the better they will read and the more likely they will enjoy it.
    Thanks for the chance!
    hawkgirl_16{at}hotmail{dot}com

  87. mom2anutball said...

    I follow your blog! mom2anutball

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  88. mom2anutball said...

    My son is 14 months!
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  89. mom2anutball said...

    I follow you on twitter, and I tweeted!
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  90. mom2anutball said...

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  91. mom2anutball said...

    I blogged about your giveaway!
    http://mom2anutball2.blogspot.com/2009/11/your-baby-can-read-giveaway.html


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  92. mom2anutball said...

    I'm a fan of them on facebook! Sheila H.

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  93. Brooke said...

    I learned that the natural window of opportunity begins to close around age 4... So, the best time to "teach" the kids is before they even START school...

  94. Brooke said...

    Would be for my youngest 1 1/2 years but I'm sure her big brother might also benefit...

  95. My stuff blography said...

    I learned the window of learning is small. My baby is 2 and I want to get him started.

  96. vegan4life said...

    natural age of learning closes at age 4 get this for my neice

  97. chazvgo said...

    Andrew is 3 and Anthony is 2

  98. chazvgo said...

    Normally, children don’t start learning to read until age 5 or 6 years old, but the natural window of opportunity begins to close around age 4 – BEFORE THEY ENTER KINDERGARTEN! Wow, Im behind :(

  99. Anonymous said...

    Hello. I am actually surprised that I have never heard of this before. I've heard "Hooked on Phonics." Moving along, I learn that the years of infant and toddler are the easiet to learn a language since the brain is still developing and creating synapses every second. This gives the infant and toddler the ability to learn written word and spoken word.

    My son is 8 months.

    ijustkidding(at)gmail(dot)com

  100. Anonymous said...

    This would be great for my 6 month old baby boy. I want to try and make him a great reader. If you can't read well you miss out on a lot in life. Thanks

  101. LindsayC said...

    I learned that there is actually a window of opportunity and it closes at age 4 which is before kindergarten! That's so depressing to think about!

  102. LindsayC said...

    I follow you on twitter here's my tweet http://twitter.com/Lstixrud/status/5976836962

  103. LindsayC said...

    I follow your blog publicly

  104. LindsayC said...

    I would give this to my friend who is having his first child in a few months. They would use it from as soon as its recommended. I've seen the infommercial for this product and there's no reason why the baby can't watch the videos from a young age to have some fun songs to learn.

  105. LindsayC said...

    I became a fan of your baby can read on facebook.

  106. LindsayC said...

    I posted your button on my blog at colitascorner.blogspot.com

  107. LindsayC said...

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  108. Anonymous said...

    In the first years of a child’ life, tens of thousands of synaptic connections are made each second in the brain, opening the door for increased learning capacity
    my son is two
    lgrasscoyle@hotmail.com

  109. Sonya said...

    I'd love to use this for my daughter, who is 4 (so I need to start soon!)

  110. Sonya said...

    Normally, children don’t start learning to read until age 5 or 6 years old, but the natural window of opportunity begins to close around age 4

  111. Sara said...

    daily tweet http://twitter.com/SaraMama/status/5988056052

  112. Miranda said...

    a baby’s brain thrives on stimulation and develops at a phenomenal pace

  113. avs96bm said...

    I learned that the earlier the child is taught to read the better they will read and the more likely they will enjoy it.

  114. Dispatcher_kristy said...

    I learned that Dr Titzer has been a professor and teacher for over 15 years

    dispatcher_kristy@hotmail.com

  115. Gianna said...

    One year old twins :)

  116. Peter Buck said...

    That Your baby Can Read! is great. I used it on my older baby. I am going to start it soon on my younger.