Does it matter what we let our littlest readers see and read? OF COURSE it does!!! If you are teaching your baby to read, it might be time to consider some media items you allow in your home.

Christian homeschool families and reading babies: A Cautionary Tale

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This post is an excerpt from an upcoming e-book with more on how I taught my babies to read – resources I recommend to save you money, what worked, what didn’t, step-by-step instructions, and more! Newsletter friends will get the first updates on everything! 

Be Careful Little Eyes…

Teaching babies to read is SO easy and SO much fun for the whole family, and my goal is to share the benefits of early reading, signing, and music with as many homeschoolers as possible. I would LOVE to see Christian homeschool families embrace teaching their babies to read! This is world-changing stuff here! Teaching our oldest two to read before they could walk was one of the greatest experiences of my life, and in our house we continue to see the benefits of doing so EVERY DAY as they are growing up.

But there’s something you should know. This gift of babies who read comes with a huge responsibility.

I write my blog for

Christian homeschool families

who truly seek to honor God.

My older girls can speed read and memorize things almost immediately, and that ability came AS they were learning to read as babies, not years later. There’s NO WAY to take back something once they’ve seen it.

Once they have seen or read or heard something,

it can’t be unseen,

or unread,

or unheard.

There’s no do-over.

So here’s the thing, Christian parents: all that stuff that you know shouldn’t be in your house, whether in print, in music lyrics, or on your electronic screens – IT’S GOTTA GO.  If you study the Holy Bible, if you listen to that small still voice of the Holy Spirit, you know what things I mean. This is the time to fill their minds with good things, wholesome, healthy things. Please let them be little. And let them read!

But let’s adult and parent responsibly, and take out that trash that doesn’t need to be there, KWIM?

Here’s a post with our girls reading, when they were a little older. If you’d like to learn more, please join our newsletter, where we share more info!

Christian homeschool families, does it matter what we let our littlest readers see and read? OF COURSE it does!!! If you are teaching your baby to read, it might be time to consider some media items you allow in your home.
Does it matter what we let our littlest readers see and read? OF COURSE it does!!! If you are teaching your baby to read, it might be time to consider some media items you allow in your home.

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Posted by Lynn Spivey

Lynn Spivey is a veterinarian, Christian homeschool mom, adoption advocate, keeper of WAY too many chickens and goats, and homeschool curriculum junkie. Lynn's life changed when she taught her children to read, and read well, as babies. Through her blog and forthcoming e-book, she shares encouragement and her exact steps, resources, and tips with friends around the world.

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