To help with Kinley's speech development we have purchased the Your Baby Can Read box set from Bed, Bath & Beyond. One of our main motivations for purchasing and trying Your Baby Can Read is that one of the boys in Kinley's playgroup is using it and he has a very extensive vocabulary. Our second reason is that we are willing to try anything to help Kinley increase her vocabulary and hopefully catch up in her speech development. Buying the entire set from the Your Baby Can Read website was too expensive for us, but we were comfortable purchasing the smaller set using one, of our many, 20% off coupons to Bed, Bath & Beyond. Our set came with 4 DVDs, 4 word flap books and 4 sets of flash cards.
Kinley enjoys all 3 parts (DVDs, books and flash cards) of her box set. The DVDs are pretty short and not very fancy, but they work really well in the car. Her pronunciation still needs a lot of work, but she makes attempts to say most every word. She especially likes the songs on the DVDs. She attempts to do the hand motions to "Itsy Bitsy Spider." She touches her head during "Head, Shoulder, Knees and Toes". She might do more body parts, but the song simply goes too fast for her to keep up. And she claps, stomps and yells hooray to "If You're Happy And You Know It." She likes the books also, but the flaps go all different directions depending on the page and sometimes Kinley gets frustrated. The flash cards are especially nice because they have inserts that slide out to reveal a picture of the word on the card. Kinley has fun sliding the cards.
Overall we are very happy with our purchase of Your Baby Can Read. Kinley still has a long way to go with pronunciation and verbal communication, but it has gotten her vocalizing more and has also greatly increased her vocabulary. Now when we read books to Kinley she loves to point to, and say all of the objects she knows.