SOURCE: Penton Overseas

February 26, 2007 08:00 ET

LITERACY BREAKTHROUGH: Children as Young as Nine Months Are Reading With "Your Baby Can Read!®," the Revolutionary Early Language Development Program From Smart Kids®

Newly Updated and Expanded, "Your Baby Can Read!" Is Delivering Amazing Results for Families Worldwide

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 26, 2007 -- The call for improved literacy in children is a critical national objective and early learning skills are essential to that success. To address this objective (Smart Kids®) Penton Overseas, Inc. has released the newly updated and expanded version of their proven and award-winning educational DVD program "Your Baby Can Read!" An early language development system for children ages 3 months to 5 years, "Your Baby Can Read!" includes five easy-to-use, interactive DVDs, five double-sided interactive sliding word and picture cards, one wipe-clean word card and one erasable non-toxic pen. This remarkable infant reading program, and its founder, Robert Titzer, Ph.D., have captured the attention of educators, researchers, parents and government agencies worldwide.

"Your Baby Can Read!" was developed by Dr. Titzer, a prominent professor and expert infant researcher, as a way to give his daughter, Aleka, an early start in reading skills. The results were astonishing. By her first birthday, she could read more than 100 words. By age two Aleka regularly read 10-20 books a day and by age four, she could read at the 11th grade level phonetically, on par with a 16-year-old. "The results were so dramatic, I knew I had to bring this system to all families who want to give their kids a head start on literacy," says Dr. Titzer. His unique program is a natural method of teaching infants and toddlers the written word at the same time they are learning the spoken word. His methodology is a result of years of Ph.D. research in Human Performance at Indiana University.

Here's what satisfied parents say about "Your Baby Can Read!"

"My baby loved watching these videos and I was flabbergasted when I found he understood the written words when I showed him the word cards... These videos teach reading in the way babies learn best -- by making it fun." -- Dr. Julia Moravcsik

"'Your Baby Can Read!' is engaging and fun for toddlers. The characters are easy for children to identify with and there is plenty of repetition to aid the learning process. The videos are a delightful addition to the tools available for parents who want to stimulate their child's cognitive development." -- Dr. Carolynne Manka

"The best thing about 'Your Baby Can Read!,' is Emily now loves to read. She always asks us to read to her and loves pointing out and saying words that she recognizes in books. She is now learning new words that are not in the program, just by reading books with us. We are so pleased that she loves to read, it will enable her to enjoy her future education." -- Richard Tanner

Studies prove that the 'natural window' of language development is 3 months to 5 years; while during that period, tens of thousands of synaptic connections are made each second in the brain, opening the door for increased learning capacity. The earlier a child learns to read, the more self-esteem and confidence they acquire, leading to better performance in school and beyond. A national panel of reading specialists and educators determined that most of the nation's reading problems could be eliminated if children began reading earlier. The "Your Baby Can Read!" program has successfully taught thousands of infants to read through its fun and interactive teaching methods.

"Your Baby Can Read!" teaches whole language and phonics using a combination of sound, sight and interaction. This multi-sensory technique helps a child grasp word recognition, leading to early reading success. Key to the program is teaching infants and toddlers the written language while learning spoken language, in addition to promoting the learning of natural phonics.

In addition to the DVDs and word cards, "Your Baby Can Read!" includes a complete overview, parental orientation, plus testimonials and guidance by creator Dr. Titzer. "Your Baby Can Read!" is available for the incredible low price of only $79.95.

For more information on "Your Baby Can Read!" please call 877-881-READ or go to www.yourbabycan.com.

"YOUR BABY CAN READ!" FACTS AT A GLANCE

  --  Teaches children ages 3 months to 5 years to read through
      interactive, multi-sensory techniques
  --  Developed by Dr. Robert Titzer, prominent professor and expert
      infant researcher
  --  Teaches the written word in conjunction with the spoken word
  --  Promotes the learning of natural phonics
  --  Amazing results proven worldwide
  --  Easy-to-use and fun for babies
  --  "Your Baby Can Read!" is a distinguished iParenting Media Award
      Winner 2006
  --  Studies show early reading skills lead to better confidence and
      self-esteem
  --  Remarkable low price of only $79.95
About (Smart Kids®) Penton Overseas, Inc.

(Smart Kids®) Penton Overseas, Inc. has been publishing educational material for over 20 years and has received multiple Parent's Choice awards in various publishing categories. The company is very excited to launch their newly expanded version of the "Your Baby Can Read!" early reading system. The program is fun for the child and parent alike and is a great way to help the child grasp word recognition -- leading to early reading success!

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