RE: When do you start teaching a child how to read?
I agree. I think those "Your baby can read" things are just too much. I also saw a program where the guy who made those vidoes'flashcards agreed to meet with 2 children who had been watching his videos and using his flashcards since they were 6 months old. They were 3 or 4 now, I think. They couldn't identify any of the words that he wrote down, and they were the same words that were prominent in his videos and flashcards.
If it does work for a baby, I would think it is really that they are memorizing it, not that they are actually learning to read.
Mama to my guys, K (May '03) and Q (June '07)