MonkiSee is a series of DVDs, books and flashcards to teach babies as young as 3 months old how to read. Children up to 4 years old who are pre-readers can also use this program.
You can learn about MonkiSee by visiting their online website and store. You can read about their method for exposing babies and toddlers to the written language, see samples of their products and see some amazing testimonials from families who have successfully implemented this product. Click here for their site.
Also, be sure to visit the TOS Homeschool Crew Blog Tour to read what other families thought of MonkiSee.
The DVD we received is called " Baby's First Words". Through music, poetry, puppets, nursery rhymes and real children and babies, the DVD exposes kids to vocabulary words that include body parts and simple words. The video is 30 minutes long and it exposes the child to 40 words. If used as recommended your child, can learn to recognize these words.
We did not follow the recommended schedule as we limit the amount of TV our pre-reader (Sarah-26 months) is exposed to but I did let her watch it the video occasionally and she really enjoyed the music and the puppets. She also tried to copy the kids as they named and pointed to the body parts.
"Baby's First Words" is available at Monki See online for a special price of $19.95.
As part of the review, we also received a storybook "Know Your Monkey". This was a visually engaging small book that reinforced some of the words learned and also featured the monkey puppets that the child meets in the DVDs.
"Know Your Monkey" is available for $9.95
Disclaimer: I received this product free of charge for the purpose of trying at home and writing a review. No other compensation was given.