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How To Teach Your Baby To Read

 

Just chanced upon Glenn Doman's book "How To Teach Your Baby To Read"

     I click on How To Teach Your Baby To Read and was given the first chapter to read in his website.

Glenn Doman taught nothing new to teachers but the laymen will find it useful. He is not a teacher but a researcher and his marketing is so good that his book has 5 million prints. He is saying that baby from birth to 6 years can be taught by flash cards, which all educators know. The child does not learn by staring but absorb in the knowledge like a sponge. Flash the word very quickly like one second only and say the word clearly and loud. He says the words must be big for the child to absorb. His size of the placard is 22" x 6" which I think is too big and more for classroom teaching. A more enjoyable way is to flash 8 x 5 cards while playing with the child. It is more convenient and easy to use.

 

     Glenn Doman proposes, which I roughly summarize, as follows:

         5 New Words a Day for Baby
        
Start with 25 Words

Have 5 Sets of 5 words per set
  

One Session               =  1 set of 5 words shown once
                             (1 second for each word)

Daily frequency per set   =   3 times
                              (3 X 5 = 15 sec)

Daily frequency for 5 sets = 3 times 5 sets = 15 times
                              (5 x 15 = 75 sec)

Min. Life span per word   = 3 times daily for 5 days
                              (3 x 5 = 15 times)


 Add 5 new words daily    =  1 new word for each set
(After the first week)

Retired 5 old words daily   =  1 old word from each set


In 2 weeks there will be 50 new words

In 3 weeks there will be 75 new words   

     I think the book is worthwhile to read and to be adapted for what he says.

 

How to create the words with a font size bigger than 72 in Word Document

 

    Right Click on menu bar----Customize----Command---Format---scroll down the right panel until you see the Grow Font and Shrink Font buttons.

    Then drag the Grow Font button to beside the font size and drag the Shrink Font button beside it.

    You are now ready to create the word you want to any size. To increase the size of the word, highlight the word and click on the Grow Font button until you get the size that is desired.

    You may like to create the word to fit the A4 size paper and then print and cut the words created to be pasted on to the 5x 8 flash cards.

    You may like to do the same for Chinese words or any other language words as well.

    Happy creating and pasting.

 

 

Proposed list of words for a start

 

Family

aunty

baby

brother

children

cousin

daddy

father

granddaddy

grandmummy

man

mother

mummy

sister

uncle

woman

 

 

House

bathroom

bed

bedroom

blanket

CD-player

ceiling

chair

clock

computer

cupboard

cushion

door

drum

fan

gate

home

keys

kitchen

laptop

light

light-bulb

living-room

mattress

paper 

pen

pencil

pillow

radio

roof

shoes

slippers

socks

sofa

stool

table

television

watch

window

writing-table

 

 

Kitchen

bake

beef

bowl

bread

carrot

chicken

chopsticks

cook

crab

cup

duck

egg

fish

flask

fork

fry

glass

goose

knife

meat

mug

mutton

plate

porridge

prawn

rice

saucer

spoon

steam

tumbler

vegetables

 

 

Bathroom

basin

bathe

bubbles

bucket

comb

potty

scrub

shower

tap

tub

wash

water

 

Attire

blouse

coat

dress

handbag

hat

pant

pyjamas

shirt

short

singlet

skirt

trouser

T-shirt

 

Questions

what

why

where

when

who

how

Do you

Are you

Can I

If

 

Body Parts

ankle

arm

body

calf

cheek

chest

chin

ears

elbow

eye

eyebrow

fingers

hair

hand

head

heart

heel

knee

knuckles

legs

lips

mole

mouth

nose

palm

ribs

shoulder

sole

stomach

teeth

thigh

thumb

toes

wrist

 

Animals

  bat

bear

cat

camel

deer

dog

donkey

goat

giraffe

kangaroo

leopard

lion

monkey

ostrich

otter

panda

pig

seal

squirrel

tiger

zebra

 

Insects

ant

bees

beetle

butterfly

dragonfly

fly

fruitfly

lizard

mosquito

spider

wasp

 

Fruits

apple

apricot

avocado

banana

berry

cherry

chiku

coconut

duku

durian

grape

longan

lychee

mangoes

orange

papaya

peach

pear

pineapple

starfruit

watermelon

    

Opposite

above       below

back        front

big         small

close       open

come        go

far         near

faster      slower

fat         thin

in          out

good        bad

happy       sad

heavy       light

high        low

left        right

little      much

long        short

many        few

pull        push

quick       slow

rough       smooth

straight    crooked

tall        short

under       over

up          down

wide        narrow

young       old

 

Simple words for baby

a

are

beat

bite

blow

bravo

brush

bye-bye

calm

caress

catch

chew

circle

clap

climb

crack

crawl

cry

drink

drop

eat

feel

fun

good

grand

great

happy

hi

hold

hop

hug

is

joy

jump

kiss

kick

laugh

lay

look

love

marvelous

me

moon

munch

my

nap

nappy

no

nudge

overturn

peace

peek

play

please

point

rattle

reach

rejoice

roll

row

run

sad

shake

shut

sit

skip

slowly

smell

smile

spin

spit

sprinkle

square

squeeze

stand

stars

stick

stop

strap

strip

strut

suck

swallow

swing

talk

tap

thanks

that

the

there

this

throw

toss

touch

turn

twinkle

twist

walk

wave

with

wonderful

yawn

you

zip

 

Transport

airplane

bike

boat

bus

car

coach

engine

lorry

ship

train

truck

van

wheel

 

Colours

black

blue

brown

green

orange

pink

plum

purple

red

violet

white

yellow

 

Games

badminton

basketball

chess

football

golf

hop-scotch

marble

netball

rugby

soccer

tennis

 

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