Teaching Baby Reading – Glenn Doman Method

Reading is one of the highest functions of the human brain of all living things in this world, only humans can read. Reading is the most important function in life and it can be said that all learning processes are based on reading skills. Children can read a word when they are one year old, a sentence when they are two years old, and a book when they are three years old and they like it.
In 1961 a team of world experts consisting of doctors, reading specialists, brain surgeons and psychologists conducted a study “How do children’s brains develop?”. This then develops into a surprising piece of information about how children learn, what children learn, and what children can learn.
The results also found it turns out that brain-injured children can also read well at the age of three years or younger. It is clear that something is wrong with what is happening, in healthy children, if at this age they cannot read.
Research on the Children’s Brain
For the brain, it makes no difference whether he “sees” or “hears” something. The brain can understand both well. What is needed is that the sound is strong enough and clear enough for the ears to hear, and the words are large enough and clear enough to be seen by the eye so the brain can interpret. If the ear receives sound stimuli, either a word or an oral message, then this hearing message is broken down into a series of electrochemical impulses and forwarded to the brain that can be seen to be compiled and interpreted into words that can be understood.
Similarly, if the eye sees a word or written message. This visual message is broken down into a series of electrochemical impulses and transmitted to the brain that cannot see, to be rearranged and understood. Both the visual pathway and the auditory pathway both lead to the brain where both messages are interpreted by the brain with the same process.
Two very important factors in teaching children:
1. Parents’ attitude and approach
The most important requirement is that between parents and children there must be a fun approach because learning to read is an excellent game.
Learning is:
• Gifts, not penalties
• The most exciting game, not work
• Have fun, not bother
• An honor, not an insult
2. Limit the time to do this game so that it is really short.
Stop this game before the child itself wants to stop it.
Suitable material:
• materials made from rather stiff white paper (poster cartons)
• the words used are written with large markers
• the writing must be neat and clear, the letter model is simple and consistent
Teaching stages:
FIRST STAGE (difference in vision)
Teaching your child to read begins using only fifteen words. If your child has studied these 15 words, he is ready to step into the vocabulary of other words.
1. Carton size: 15 cm high, 60 cm long
2. Font size, 12.5 cm high and 10 cm wide, and each letter is approximately 1.25 cm long
3. The letters are red
4. Use lowercase letters (not capital letters)
5. Make only 15 words, for example MOTHER (UMMI / MAMA / BUNDA), FATHER (ABI / PAPA / FATHER)
6. The first 15 words must consist of the best known and closest words to the environment, namely the names of family members, pets, favorite foods, or something that is considered important for the child to know.
The first day
Use the place where there are at least parts of the house that can distract attention, both its hearing and vision. For example, don’t have a radio that sounds.
1. Show a card that says MOM / DAD or something else
2. Don’t let him reach it
3. Say clearly “this is reading MOM / DAD”
4. Don’t explain anything
5. Let him see it no more than 1 second
6. Show the other 4 cards in the same way
7. Don’t ask the child to repeat what you say
8. After the 5th word, hug, kiss warmly and show affection in a striking way
9. Repeat 3 times with a distance of at least 1.5 hours
The second day
1. Repeat the basic lesson the first day 3 times
2. Add five new words that must be shown 3 times throughout the second day. So there are 6 lessons
3. Don’t forget to show your pride
4. Don’t do the test, it’s not time yet!
The third day
1. Do it like the 2nd day
2. Add five new words like the second day so that it becomes 9 lessons
The fourth day, fifth, sixth repeat like the third day without adding new words.
Give children the opportunity to show their progress:
1. Choose his favorite word
2. Show him and say clearly “what’s this?”
3. Count in hearts to ten, If your child says, make sure you are happy and show your joy If your child
3. Count to ten, if your child says, make sure you are happy and show your joy If your child does not give an answer or is wrong, say happily what the word sounds and continue the lesson.
Boredom is the only threat. Do not let the child become bored. “Teaching it too slow will make it bored faster than teaching it too fast”
In this first stage, you have done two extraordinary things:
1. He has trained his sense of sight, and more importantly: he has trained his brain well enough to be able to distinguish between one form of writing and another.
2. He has mastered one of the most extraordinary forms of abstraction in his life: he can read words. There is only one big abstraction to master, the letters in the alphabet.
SECOND STAGE (self-words)
We begin to teach children to read by using the words ‘self’ because children really first study their own bodies.
1. The size of the carton is 12.5 in height and 60 cm in length
2. Font size 10 cm high and 7.5 cm wide with a distance of 1 cm
3. Letters and colors like the first stage
4. Create 20 words about him, for example: feet hands fingernails teeth knees eyes stomach cheek tongue ears chin chest neck thighs elbows nose thumb hair lips
5. From 3 groups of words each of the 5 words in the initial stage, take each of the old words and add 1 new word in the second stage
6. Of the 20 new words in the second stage, take 10 words and make 2 groups of words each of 5 words
7. So now you have:
 3 groups of words from the first stage that have added new words
 2 new word groups from the second stage
 a total of 5 groups of words = 25 words
8. Do it like the first stage
9. After 5 days replace 1 word from each group with a new word, so that the child learns 5 new words.
10. After that, change each day to 1 old word from each group of data with 1 new word. Thus every day the child learns 5 new words each in each group of words, and 5 old words are taken every day.
1. Try not to have 2 words starting with the same sequence, for example “tongue” with “knee”
2. Children aged 6 months can be taught. Do it in the exact same way if you teach it to speak
3. Remember, reading is not talking
4. Efforts to teach babies to read can read can accelerate speech and expand vocabulary.
THIRD STAGE (words “home”)
Until this stage, both parents and children must do this reading game with great pleasure and interest. Remember that you are instilling love of learning in your child, and this love will continue to grow throughout his life. Do this game happily and excitedly.
1. The size of the carton is 7.5 cm high and 30 cm long
2. The font size is 5 cm high and 3.5 cm wide with a closer distance
3. Letters and colors like the second stage
4. Consists of names of objects around the child and more than 2 syllables, for example: chairs, tables, walls, lights, doors, stairs, windows, etc.
5. Use the method in the second stage with every day adding 5 new words from the third stage
6. After the noun, enter the word property, for example: plates, cups, hats, clothes, oranges, pants, shoes, etc.
7. After that enter the action, for example: sitting, standing, laughing, jumping, reading, etc.
8. At the action stage, to make it more interesting, while showing the word, you practice it while saying “Mother jump”, “brother jump”, etc.
1. The size of the card is 4 cm high and 20 cm long
2. Font size 5 cm
3. Lowercase letters, black
4. Show word by word like the previous stage then combine for example “this” and the word “ball” becomes “this is the ball”.
5. Do a few words several times every day.
FIFTH STAGE (wording in sentence)
1. Choose a simple book with conditions
• Treasury no more than 150 words Number of words in 1 page
• no more than 15-20 words
• Letter height not less than 5 mm
• As far as possible separate text and images.
• Look for those that approach these requirements
2. Copy the words of each page into one card about the size of 1 A4 paper.
Black letters, size 2.5 cm in height. The number of “word order” cards is the same as the number of pages of the book. The card size must be the same even though the number of words is not the same. Now you already have cards with words on each page the child will read. Lubricate the sides of the cards to be bound into a book whose contents are the same but larger in size.
3. Read card after card slowly, so the child learns sentence by sentence.
4. Read with expressions according to the reading sentence.
5. Do it regularly, at least 5 cards 3 times for 5 days.
6. When reading the card on another day, the old card should be repeated.After the cards are read, save the sequences in a folder or on the wall like a book.
7. When finished 1 book, give a diploma signed by the mother, who stated that on this day, this date, at the age of so many children, has finished reading this book.
SIXTH STAGE (wording in sentence)
At this stage, the child is ready to read the actual book, because he has done it twice. The difference in font size from 5 cm (Stage 4), 2.5 cm (Stage 5) and 5 mm (Stage 6) is very meaningful especially for very young children, because that also means you help mature and improve the sense of sight.
The key to success
1. Don’t boring children
2. Don’t force children
3. Don’t get tense
4. Don’t teach the alphabet first
5. Have fun
6. Create new ways
7. Answer all children’s questions
8. Give quality reading books
Basically children have extraordinary abilities, especially at an increasingly small age. It only takes attention, willingness, perseverance and the main concern of parents to make it capable of releasing its extraordinary potential.
The wishes of parents in general are:
1. Want their children happy in their lives by making their children strong and ready to compete.
2. For this reason, it takes children who are intelligent both rationally and emotionally as well as great curiosity.
3. Children can know their curiosity is great from the many questions they ask.
4. To satisfy his curiosity, children must be guided so they like to read.
5. So that children like to read, it takes the ability to read and a means to read that is not separated from the book.
So, with a book that is a “WINDOW OF SCIENCE”, the child will be able to open up the horizon of his future life with joy.
“Happy work for your beloved children!”