Tips for Creating a Quality Video:
- Please choose a good time of the day to shoot the video. Your child should be rested and ready to read!
- If your child is unable to sit on her own, please try using a highchair or other seating where your child will be comfortable and her responses will be easy to view.
- Body part words and action words are good to use because your baby can show an understanding of the words even if he can’t speak clearly.
- Try to show the words the child is reading along with a clear view of the child. Even if you understand your child, others may not.
- Make sure the lighting is good enough to clearly show the words or books and the child’s response.
- It is only necessary to videotape for a maximum of about 2 minutes of footage that you would be willing to share on our website, on YouTube, or to share in a television story.
- Try to use Your Baby Can Read! products in the videos so that viewers will know that the child is actually using the program. We have to be careful about posting videos of children reading books that are protected under copyright laws, so it is better to use our program, handwritten words, or any works in the public domain.
We greatly appreciate your time and effort in creating a video of your child reading!
Here is an excerpt to an article on our website titled Videographic Evidence that Your Baby Can Read! Works.
Videos are reliable because they can be viewed by numerous people with the same or very similar findings. The videos can be viewed repeatedly to determine whether the child was reading. Videos are valid because they can capture what the camera sees and the microphone hears. Unaltered home videos made by parents are reliable and valid evidence that babies can learn to read from consistently seeing and hearing language.