Reading at 20 months old


Since my trip to the Baby Show in London, we have been using one of my purchases fairly religiously.  The Infant Learning Company’s set of books and dvds has really helped me out with Sprog’s communication.

We had a break through in the last week which caused hubby and I to whoop, cheer and squeal like crazy freaking nutters!

Sprog, at nearly 20 months, still has very few words and whilst I’m never going to be pushy I wanted ways to help him. He still doesn’t have many words but… The child is a genius! (There is, or course, an awful amount of bias in that statement)


What I have been loving about the books that go with the dvd’s is that they promote reading before interpretation of the pictures, as do the word cards. Lots of big lift up flaps which is exactly what Sprog loves, mean that he is engaged with the books. As you turn the page to see each new word, we pause to give Sprog a chance to read the word first and then we say the word as we underline it with a finger, lift the flap and see the word.

Sprog has been reacting with accurate noises and actions for a while. But there’s been a development.


See that word on that page there…the one that says ‘cat’…don’t get me wrong, he still can’t say it. What he can do however, is read it on his own and ‘miaow’ at the right time! He’s also done it with ‘dog’ and his name too!

Told you… the boy is a genius!!


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25 thoughts on “Reading at 20 months old

  1. Brilliant read hun…always great to see children learn the best and the only way that can happen is if we focus love and time on our children. X

  2. That sounds like a very interesting book, we kind of held off teaching our daughter, as she was excelling at other things and we didn’t want to have her end up bored at school (yeah it made sense at the time, not sure what we were thinking really), wish we had used this and tried 🙂

  3. This is so great! Luke is 19 months and these books look like they’re a fab idea, is there anywhere I can buy them for him? Ray xx @ #twinklytuesday (also, check out our blog for a give away you may be interested in – free dribble bib!)

  4. Aaah that’s so lovely! 🙂 One of my twins has lots of words — and will repeat back anything you say to him! The other has very few.. will make the sound of a monkey or a chicken, rather than actually saying ‘monkey’ or ‘chicken’. Just goes to show that kids learn at their own speed. These books look amazing! 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday x

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  5. He absolutely is! How wonderful. These little milestones are so precious aren’t they? I think they learn a lot by having someone read to them every day 🙂

  6. Awww it’s such an amazing feeling when they begin to show you an understanding of what you’re doing. So important to sit down and read with them too. Makes them literate for life 🙂 x #SilentSunday

  7. Aw clever boy and those books sound like a fantastic idea – Sprog certainly seems to be enjoying reading them. Thanks for sharing with #ftmob 🙂

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