For those of you who are interested, I’m planning to upload all my teaching slides onto this blog. Feel free to download them and share them with your friends and family. I’m not really sure what is the best way to do this so I’m just going to blunder along until I figure out the easiest way to share files. In the meantime, please bear with us.
I spend more time putting these slides together than the time it takes for Gavin and Gareth to get through them so I figured I’d try to get more mileage out of them by offering them to you. There are two sets of slides – one with pictures which were made for Gareth, and one without pictures which were made for Gavin. Gareth’s slides are more appropriate for babies who may not understand what the words represent. You may also want to use them initially with your toddler if you find it difficult to maintain your toddler’s attention on the slides. Otherwise you should just download Gavin’s slides.
Please note that all pictures are taken from google images and were, at the time I made the cards, the most appropriate picture (IMHO) to represent the slide. If you don’t like the picture I chose, you’re welcome to replace it with your own.
For a guideline on how to use the slides, I recommend you check out my blog posts on How to Teach Your Baby (the Glenn Doman way) or you can read the book “How to Teach Your Baby to Read” by Glenn Doman. Ideally, to teach a baby to read, the text on your flashcards needs to be quite large because their vision is still quite poor so use the computer with the largest screen in your house. Older children don’t need such large cards – Gavin, who is 3 years old can read pretty small print. Doman recommends increasing font size if you find your child has trouble reading the words you are showing.
I have the physical flashcards from the Doman “How to Teach Your Baby to Read” Kit and the font size is really quite large – much bigger than the slides I can make on my computer. I usually teach Gareth the words using the physical Doman flashcards and I use the flashcards I make on the computer to teach him the concepts, for instance, what’s a “sleigh”? I still show the words on the computer flashcards to Gareth because I have learned from Gavin not to underestimate what a child can see – Gavin read the word “duck” in the small font on a menu and several other words in similar circumstances.
The first series of flashcards that I have uploaded are “Parts of the Body” – recommended by Doman to be a good set to start with for a baby. This is a snapshot of some of the flashcards in this series:
Download the flashcards: