Teach Your Baby to Read

Old Thinking

  • Reading is a school subject

  • Reading should begin at age six

  • Young children are not “ready” to learn to read

Our View

  • Reading should be taught at home

  • Reading is the baby’s birthright

  • Young children are ready because reading is natural and fun


In the 50 years since Glenn Doman wrote How To Teach Your Baby To Read, millions of parents have read the book and countless babies have been started on a pathway to intellectual excellence as a result.

Children have tremendous potential and ability; they can learn to read at a very early age. They can read, they want to read, and we strongly believe they should read. Tiny children have, burning within them, a boundless desire to learn, and they can learn absolutely anything if parents know how to teach them.

Brain growth is a dynamic and ever changing process.

When we teach a baby to read we are growing the auditory and visual pathways of the brain.

The brain grows by use.

Teaching a baby to read not only begins a life-long love of reading but it also promotes brain growth and development. When parents understand how the brain grows and why it grows the way it does, they can use their love and understanding of their child to become the very best teacher their child will ever have.

Learn why teaching your baby to read is important.

Steps for Parents:


Step 1: Read the book or get the DVD

How To Teach Your Baby To Read

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How To Teach Your Baby To Read DVD

How To Teach Your Baby To Read – DVD

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How To Teach Your Baby To Read – Spanish

Step 2: Make reading words or order them

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Step 4: The How To Multiply Your Baby’s Intelligence course

The objective of the How To Multiply Your Baby’s Intelligence course is to teach parents about brain growth and development from birth to age six. Parents learn how to evaluate and enrich the early development of their child right from birth. Learn more. 

What Parents Say:

I employed your method on my grandaughter at age two and she could read the Reader’s Digest at age three. Currently she is an “A” student in Los Angeles schools at age sixteen. I recommend your book to all young mothers.


-Mother, from California, USA


You have done the impossible. Six months ago, if someone had said that my two-year-old son could be reading by three, I would have said ‘Impossible.’


~Mother from Louisiana, USA

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I have a master’s degree in education, but what is taught at The Institutes is unique, useful, and life-changing. The program empowers parents by giving them the tools to teach children at an early age.


~Mother from Pennsylvania, USA

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How To Teach Your Baby To Read Deluxe Program
How To Teach Your Baby To Read Deluxe Program

Get Started Today

The Deluxe Program contains what every parent needs to get started teaching your baby to read.
It contains:

Large reading word cards (75 single word cards, 27 couplet cards, 13 phrase cards, and 5 sentence cards) all leading up to your child’s first book.

The revised and updated hardcover edition of the How To Teach Your Baby To Read book.

Enough, Inigo, Enough, a full-color, high-quality, hardcover book.

Certificate of Achievement to award on the day your baby reads his first book!

The 75-minute, DVD of How To Teach Your Baby To Read.

The words in this program are 2.25 inches tall and are best for an 18-month-old. For younger children, make your own cards 3 inches tall.



View our blog articles about reading

Baby reading videos on Youtube

Watch a video about teaching children to read

Read the New York Times article about why it’s important to read to children

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