Hindu Mommy

August 2, 2006

Do you want your child to learn to read by nine months?

Filed under: Kids,Parenting — hindumommy @ 3:28 pm

I saw this article where a doctor, Bob Titzer from Denver claims that he can teach children to learn by nine months…

“If babies can learn English or Japanese or Spanish, why couldn’t they learn the written form of language at the same time?” said Titzer.

The Titzer method as it is called is a multi-sensory, interactive approach to literacy education. It primarily focuses on videos, where a word is displayed on the screen as it is said aloud.

In a short period of time, says Titzer, children will start to recognize the words they’re seeing on a daily basis.

Titzer says children can start to learn to read by nine months, and can read a book on their own by 18 months old.

I know that kids are definitely superior learners than adults but this is amazing !!!

But on another note, do we really want our kids to know how to read so soon….As it is nowadays, kids grow up pretty fast.

Wouldn’t it be better if we as parents focused on enjoying their baby-ness and having them just play for the sake of play. They have the rest of their life to study…..



  1. WOW! I am the mom of 3 children and I also raised my brother. Personally, I dont see the point in a 9mo learning to read 🙂 Very interstering article but If I could turn the hands of time back I would just lay around and snuggle with my baby! No need for reading.. there are blocks, trucks, stuff animals music 🙂

    Comment by Aurelia — August 2, 2006 @ 10:24 pm | Reply

  2. @Aurelia…I agree with you. There needs to be an age to just play and have fun – i think kids are growing up too fast nowadays

    Comment by hindumommy — August 3, 2006 @ 1:42 pm | Reply

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