Become a Parent Advocate!
Part of our mission at Infant Learning Company is to change the way societies think about early literacy and early learning and we can do this with your help! We invite you to join us in this effort by sharing your success story with media, so other families can learn that it is possible to teach babies to read at the same time they learn to talk.
Designed to help you seek out media opportunities for sharing your baby’s story, the Press Kit for Parents helps you to get your baby’s story out to the world. It includes a press release / letter template, sample communications, local media contacts, tips for talking with the press, and follow up. Email us to obtain the Press Kit for Parents and we will work directly with you to get your baby’s story in the news. Please include your answers to any of the following questions in your email to us:
- At what age did you start the Your Baby Can Read! (YBCR) program?
- Have you noticed your child reading words without hearing them or seeing what they mean?
- If so, about how many words can your child read and at what age did you first notice your child could read any words?
- How do you know your baby is reading?
- Do you have a short video (under 2 minutes) you could share with us that shows your baby reading? If so, then at about what age(s) do you have videos of your child reading?
- Describe your child’s progress using Your Baby Can Read!.
- What is your child’s current age and in which TV market do you live?
- Please let us know if you are fluent in any other language besides English. If your baby is learning to read in other languages, please list the language(s).
Submit your baby’s story for publication and send in a photo and/or link to a video. We will feature your child’s story here on our Early Learning website, our Facebook page, and in other communications. Check back often to see if you’re featured!
Here are some tests that many parents have used to determine if their babies are reading. The tests are in order from easier to harder. Only check to see if your baby can read if she or he is in the mood and only do these activities in a fun, loving manner. It is important to learn what your baby knows or doesn’t know because that can influence how you teach your child. For example, if your child can already read many words, then you will want to teach new words. If your child can’t yet read the words, then you will probably want to repeat the words more frequently.
Would you like to share a video with us of your baby or child reading? Here are a few tips to get you started in creating a high quality video that helps illustrate that your child is indeed reading. Once you create your video, please post it on You Tube or Vimeo and submit it to us here. Your video may be featured on our YouTube channel and website.
Join our email list to receive information about how you can become involved in media campaigns around the world to raise awareness of early learning. You’ll also receive information about product sales, links to the latest early learning articles, and locations where Dr. Titzer is scheduled to present. On average we send 1-2 emails per month.
Tell us about your child’s progress on our Facebook page. It’s helpful if you include your child’s current age, how long you have been showing your child written language, which milestones have been met, and any details about your experience. Our Facebook page is where parents share their experiences with the Your Baby Can Read! program and get timely answers to questions about using any of the products.