Baby Reading Programs Combined – MonkiSee and Your Baby Can Read
When MonkiSee was first released in August of 2008 it looked as though it would be giving some competition to the now well-known Your Baby Can Read program. Both companies strive to teach babies to read mainly through their dvds and flash cards. Each company claims that if you have your baby watch their baby dvds and review with the flash cards your baby will quickly be on their way to reading.
What has been an interesting revelation is that many parents are not just choosing either Your Baby Can Read or MonkiSee for their baby reading programs. Many parents have decided to combine usage of both programs and the results have been noteworthy.
Parents and caregivers are continually letting us know that although the products do the same thing, the way in which they do it is different, and this is having a huge impact on their babies’ success. By combining the two baby reading programs, MonkiSee and Your Baby
Can Read, the results are unbelievable.
The MonkiSee Baby Dvd series strives to incorporate a playful and entertaining edge to their baby dvds. Each baby DVD is filled with upbeat music that gets babies moving and grooving. The catchy poems throughout the videos stimulate babies’ language development and teach babies how to read. The use of puppets and silly skits keep these baby videos light
and entertaining while also packing a powerful educational punch.
So what happens when parents combine the usage of these two programs? The results are amazing. By rotating the two different products, your baby is being exposed to a greater number of words, more so than if either product is used alone. It also keeps babies from getting bored with either program. There is some overlap in the words that are taught, but the format that is used to reinforce the meaning of each word is very different. The combination of Your Baby Can Read and MonkiSee is definitely raising a generation of early readers.
Many parents are alternating the viewing of these two products. They alternate showing their babies a MonkiSee video in the morning and a Your Baby Can Read video in the afternoon. It is important to show the dvds regularly in order for babies to achieve mastery of the words
being taught before moving on to the next volume.
It is important to remember that the more words babies are exposed to before their 3rd birthday the faster and easier they will learn to read. Parents that are really interested in teaching their babies to read should highly consider combining these programs for ultimate
results. Here is what some parents have to say about combining the MonkiSee and Your Baby Can Read baby reading programs.
“We started out with the Your Baby Can Read program but after a few months my daughter was losing interest. Even though there are 5 dvds, they are all relatively the same. I stumbled across the Monki See program and immediately purchased their video collection. Abigail loved the addition of these videos to her reading program. She was totally engaged by the monkeys and the music. I could see that she was really enjoying her program again. Now I mix it up. She watches MonkiSee once a day and Your Baby Can Read once a day. As soon as we added the Monki See products I could see a definite increase in what
she was learning. I don’t know what we would have done without these two great products. I am certain our 16 month old wouldn’t be reading over 200 words had we not used these programs. She is so smart and shocks people when she starts reading without being prompted. I recommend these programs to everyone I see with a baby.”
Michelle – Katy, TX
“My son is 10 months and we just finished the Your Baby Can Read program. He really enjoyed it but I didn’t know what to do with him now that we finished it. Of course we read lots of books, but I wanted to continue to teach him new words. I did some research online
and saw that people were recommending Monki See. We just started using their program this week and I couldn’t be happier. My boy just loves to watch the videos. They are very different from Your Baby Can Read and they hold his attention the whole time. He actually cries when the videos end. I am just so thankful that we can continue teaching our son to read. He is so smart! He loves to look at books and can point to the correct word when asked. Finding Monki See has been a real blessing.”
Andrea – Saratoga, NY
“I was a skeptic at first about all this teaching babies to read hype. I thought that we shouldn’t pressure babies to learn how to read. After watching the convincing infomercial for Your Baby Can Read I decided to try it for the 30 day trial period. I was pretty certain this was all a bunch of nonsense and I would send it back before the trial period ended. Was I ever surprised! My baby loved it. I did some research to see what other baby reading programs were available and came across MonkiSee. It has been an incredible
journey and I can’t even imagine not having done this with her. First of all, she loves to watch Howie and Skip. She is not only reading the words on the screen, she is spelling them too! How many 20 month olds do you know that can spell the word circle? Believe me, she can! These programs have been so much fun for both of us. I find that we play a lot of games with words. We are interacting, bonding and having lots of fun.”
Cheryl – San Diego, CA