Why Don’t Young Children Read?

The reason that very young children do not learn to read is that the print is to small for them.  If you make the print very large to begin with it trains their visual pathway and you progressively start making the letters smaller.

My Experience

My children are all in their thirties now but when they were about two I taught them to read.  I had read Dr Glenn Doman’s book “Teach Your Baby To Read”.  I was so excited over the fact that brain damaged two year olds were able to read that I decided that my non brain damaged children should have the opportunity to learn to read as well.

They loved it.  I loved it.  We all had fun with it.  It only takes a few minutes a couple of times a day.  The one rule of the game is to put it away before they are tired of it.

The only problem I had with doing this was the hours I spent making up word cards to have new words to show my toddler.  Believe me once you start they can’t wait to keep getting new words.


I recently came across a great solution to the problem of making up word cards.  There is a computer program that puts it all together for you.  All you do is input your words and hit the run button.  The words will flash up on the screen for you just as if they were word cards.

Even More Than Reading

This program does even more than the reading program.  Dr Doman also has a book called “Teach Your Baby Maths”.  It works by showing your young child a number of dots on the page.  You simple show the cards and say what number they represent.  People have fantastic results with this.  The only difficulty is keeping up with making the necessary materials.  The program does it all for you quickly and easily.

And There is More

There is also a section called encyclopedic knowledge.  They have a series of pictures in classifications like birds, animals, flowers, fruit etc.  Each picture flashes up separately and has its name written under the picture.  In this way a child is given access to a lot more knowledge and experiences that they would perhaps get in the ordinary way.

Genius Maker

The program is called Genius Maker on the premise that every baby is born a genius.  That is not to say that all children who learn to read early will become what we would call a genius but once they can read you know that it will stand them in good stead for ever.  They will not be amongst those who might be still struggling to read well for years.

You can find out more about this wonderful program here.

Learning is fun for all

Learning is fun for all

If you have young children or you know someone who does have a look at this.  It is simple, fun,  very time efficient and best of all it works.

I enjoyed the privilege of teaching my children to read.  I hope you can too.  It is very rewarding and I found that it build a wonderful bond with my children.  I didn’t really know what people meant when the talked about the terrible twos.  I thought it was a wonderful age.

I hope you have fun with this.