Children who have a reading focus prior to entering public education have a huge advantage and have maximized their potential for success in education.
Orlando, FL (PRWEB) January 20, 2011
Now parents can actually teach their babies and young children 3 and under to read while being read to using the new MonkiSee “See and Say Story” books from Intellectual Baby. Parents are continually being told to read to their children because the benefits of reading to babies and young children are many, including parent-child bonding, increased vocabulary and advanced language development. Studies prove that reading to children regularly gives them an advantage in learning to read.
“These books are formatted specifically to teach babies to read,” says creator/developer Krista Guerrero. By keeping the main text and images separated, the child’s attention is naturally directed to the written words. Most books have the images and the words on the same page, and when images compete with words, the pictures always win. By changing the format of the book, babies are able to learn to read in a natural, organic way.
The MonkiSee books are designed in such a way that they familiarize babies with written language, teaching them to read while they are being read to. The MonkiSee books are written in rhyme and include vibrant, bright-colored illustrations with accompanying word labels to reinforce the words being learned.
Know Your Monkey, the first volume, introduces body parts with the loveable Howie and Skip, from the MonkiSee video series. The second volume, Monkeys Like the Color… familiarizes children with the wonderful world of color also with the help of their favorite monkeys, Howie and Skip.
Parents are instructed to point to the words as they read these stories to their babies. These interactive books allow babies to read along while being read to and encourage early literacy. This little change in the way parents read books to their young children dramatically effects a young child’s reading readiness.
About Intellectual Baby
Intellectual Baby is best known for its MonkiSee Baby Reading Program. The MonkiSee line of products is comprised of DVDs, flash cards and books for babies and toddlers from birth to 3 years old.