Monday, May 9, 2011
Monki See Book and DVD
We were sent a copy of Know Your Monkey ($9.95) and the
DVD - Babies First Words ($19.95) to review as part of the TOS Review Crew (we did not recieve any compensation).
Monki See creators believe babies and very young children are capable of learning to read. You can read about their philosphy here This program is created for children 3 months to 2 years of age.
Both the Book and the DVD were bright and colorful, easily catching the attention of my littlest tester at the Bentz test laboratory. She is only 2 (really, she just turned 2 yesterday, so she was still one during our review!). She is just starting to like to watch a video now and then - for all of her 5 minute long attention span - she enjoyed watching the video. (I don't believe she picked up reading any new words - but, we're going to have to increase that attention span!) A surprise - my 3 1/2 year old daughter - loved the movie. I do see it as a helpful tool for parents dealing with delayed speech issues (like we are). You can take a look a sample clip here.
She loved the book! It's focus is on body parts. (But, then again - she is my daughter - and a book beats a video everytime..) The format is See and Say - with pictures and text seperated. You can look inside the book here.
All in all, I am not a fan of teaching your babies (or very young children) to read -I believe they should be interacting with their families, being read to, and eating the playdoh and crayons. But, if you are a fan of this approach - you may enjoy the Monki See products!
See what the other reviewers thought here