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Complaint Review: Your Baby Can Read

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  • Submitted: Tue, July 05, 2011
  • Updated: Wed, July 06, 2011

  • Reported By: Ashley — Palm Springs Florida United States of America
Your Baby Can Read
Internet United States of America

Your Baby Can Read Program got my toddler hooked to the television and did absolutely nothing for her. internet

*Consumer Comment: Your Baby Can Read Works!!!!

*Consumer Comment: 30 day return period.

*Consumer Comment: Caution

*Consumer Comment: Suggestion.

*Consumer Suggestion: Addicted to TV by the program??

*General Comment: How long did you give it?

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I purchased the program Your Baby Can Read in April 2011. As of July 1st 2011, I feel that my toddler who is 19 months old did not learn what was guaranteed. I called the number provided for customer service and spoke with a representative. I requested a refund and was told I can not return the program and that I was simply stuck with it.

I am filing a claim today on the grounds that I was scammed out of my money and the time my toddler and I put into this program as we are instructed to do so. My toddler because of this false and misleading program is now what I call addicted to the television. So now I am stuck with a fraudulent program that did absolutely nothing for my toddler, out of $200.00 and have a hard time to direct my toddlers attention away from the television. I feel as though I was scammed.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/05/2011 12:22 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Your-Baby-Can-Read/internet/Your-Baby-Can-Read-Program-got-my-toddler-hooked-to-the-television-and-did-absolutely-not-749275. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Consumer Comment

Your Baby Can Read Works!!!!

AUTHOR: josh3623 - ()

  Add my name name to the long list of parents with babies who can read thanks to this new system:

Buying this system is best thing I ever did for my child's education.
This System works!
My Baby Can Read, and he is 18 months old.
The Kids aren't reading the words, they are just memorizing the words?
That is like saying:
The Kids aren't eating the food they are just swallowing the food. It simply Does not make sense. Why are they trying to redifine what it means to read? In modern education it is referred to as "Sight Reading" and is considered to be the first step in reading.

I purchased the "Your Baby can Read" system while my wife was pregnant and following instructions, started him on the program promptly on the day he turned 3 months. I of course have also been reading books to him every day since before he was even 3 months and started him on board books since he was old enough to focus.

I originally purchased the deluxe 5 part set from Amazon, but now days you can get it on the yourbabycanread website for like $150 or something, an excellent deal for the extensive materials you will receive. I had watched the infomercials for years and told myself I would get the system for my kid if I ever had one.

It is also my formal undergraduate training in Biological and developmental psychology, that allowed me to understand just how different the "Your Baby can Read" program really is from everything else available on or off market. And now years later, my hunch about the "Your Baby can Read" system, has rewarded me in ways that I only dreamed of.

I started him on the "Your Baby can Read" system at 3 months and he has been loving the system ever since. I have not followed the instructions of the system as closely as I could have, I suppose, but I have been very busy, and we have been commuting halfway across the globe. With that said, I have been showing him the videos almost every day since he was 3 months old, I have been doing the flip up books and the sliding flashcards several times per week.  He demands the videos even though he doesn't care to much for other TV(he hates "Teletubbies" and is utterly bored by "Baby Einstien"). In fact one of the first words he ever learned to say was "DVD" but when he pronounces it, it sounds more like "DDD", he learned this exclusively so he could tell me to put the "Your Baby can Read" dvds on.  I have noticed his attention span for the videos has been increasing dramatically, when I started him at three months he could barely make it through the first one, now he watches one right after the other.

I tried the regular advanced flashcards with no picture for the first time a couple weeks ago, and to my amazement, he immediately began pointing to his nose, eyes, feet, etc., when I showed him the corresponding flashcards, with no prompting, or pictures or anything, on the very first try! It absolutely blew my mind. It is very clear to me now that he understands and reads many more words than he speaks.

I did not train him with the non picture flashcards at all, but he already knew many of them, from the video and sliding flashcards and books. I been have taking a much closer look at the "Your Baby can Read" system over the last couple of weeks and started implementing some of the other techniques and games outlined in the "Your Baby can Read" program. I decided to by another deluxe system on amazon and I could not find it, when I started googling for another source that
is when I discovered they had gone out of business.

the "Your Baby can Read" work is both paramount and historical in my opinion, we are at a crossroads in education, I believe, and as leaps in cognitive science are gradually becoming mainstream.
Dr Titzer stumbled on some of this science, discovered, further clarified, expounded, assimilated, and formulated it into a simple effective system, that works  brilliantly.
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#2 Consumer Comment

30 day return period.

AUTHOR: Ken - (USA)

The company's website says materials may be returned within 30 days of ordering. Probably more than fair for that type of product...sorry you're unhappy.  :(
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#3 Consumer Comment

Caution

AUTHOR: Jeanski - (USA)

I don't have any experience with this particular program, but I find the whole idea ludicrous. Toddlers should be exploring cause and effect, developing their gross motor skills, and developing vocabulary. This can all be accomplished by simple parental interaction and encouragement. No money required. There is also an inherent problem in getting your child to master tasks for which he is not yet ready.  My sister was an exceptionally bright child who could read at age 3. She was also tall for her age, so my parents enrolled her in school (they lied about her age). She graduated from college (with honors) at the age of 18.  When her classmates were getting their driver's license, she was stuck at home (she was 12). She was psychologically and emotionally behind her classmates because of her age. To this day her social skills are lacking.  Yes, she's bright and has had a very successful career, but those early years made a mark on her development.

Consider this - your child is the only one in his kindergarten class who can read. What do you think the teacher will do with him while the other kids are mastering the ABC's? He'll be bored, no doubt.

Save your money.  Turn off the TV and read to your child.  He'll love the parental attention.
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#4 Consumer Comment

Suggestion.

AUTHOR: Flynrider - (USA)

"...and have a hard time to direct my toddlers attention away from the television."

   Turn the TV off!   Your toddler will then focus on other more stimulating pursuits.  While I have no comment one way or the other about this particular product, your attempt to pawn off your basic duty as a parent does not help your argument.
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#5 Consumer Suggestion

Addicted to TV by the program??

AUTHOR: Ken - (USA)

Almost NO programs of this type are returnable because they can be used and then returned, whether or not you feel you got the expected result.



I find it a bit of a stretch to blame "Your Baby Can Read" for your babies "addiction."



Perhaps, and I know this is also a stretch, your toddler may not be the brightest light on the block?

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#6 General Comment

How long did you give it?

AUTHOR: voiceofreason - (United States of America)

Your baby has been watching these videos for only 3 months and you decided they are worthless? We have a special needs child who has watched this, and a number of other educational programs for a few years now, and what he gets out of them cannot be calculated or quantified by an adult's standard gauge of what works and doesn't. All we know is that he definitely does get worthwhile experience from watching them. How much your 19 month old will pick up from these programs, and how long it might take before baby manifests, or demonstrates that knowledge, will vary wildly from one kid to another. As for the TV issue, finding ways to distract toddlers from this or that, re-engage them in something else, and limit their time doing this or that is totally upon you as a parent. You can't expect anything like this to be a magic bullet. Are you reading regularly to your child apart from playing these videos? Are you doing your own independent flash card lessons with homemade or store bought flash cards? Do you sit with your child while these videos play? To anyone who might be dissuaded from buying such videos based on this, y'all need to know there are no magic formulas for success from these things. Bottom line is, they can't hurt and it's better than watching Sponge Bob. Please do not pressure your children, who aren't even 2 years old yet, to read like Einsteins. All children, including those with disabilities, will master their milestones in their own time, with guidance - NOT pressure.
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