Some scientists argue that infants can naturally learn the written language
if they are allowed to see and hear words at the same time.
Infants and toddlers have thousands of new brain connections –
called synapses – forming every second.
The number of new synapses related to language acquisition peaks around 11 months of age.
Babies naturally learn to talk by listening to language.
It’s possible for babies to naturally learn to read by seeing language.
The earlier a child is taught to read, the better the child reads –
even when IQ and socio-economic status are controlled.
A child’s math and reading abilities when entering kindergarten are the best predictors of the child’s long-term academic success – this is more important than SES, IQ, or parents’ IQs.
Parents are experts at determining their child’s language and cognitive abilities.
Parental Reports indicate that babies, toddlers, and preschoolers learn to read using YBCR.
Allow your baby to see and hear language at the same time.
You are your child's first, and possibly, most-important teacher.
YBCR uses a multi-sensory, interactive approach to teach reading –
while most of the brain is developing and language areas of the brain are rapidly forming.
About 90% of the brain is developed by age five.
If a child cannot read at grade level by the end of grade 1,
fewer than 1 in 8 ever catch up to read at grade level.
About 75% of the mass of the brain is formed by age two.
Reading is probably the most important skill your child will learn.