Preschool: Teaching Baby to Read

If preschool training is great for rich kids in nursery school and for poor kids in the Government's Head Start program, why shouldn't every parent get busy and give his child a head start at home? That reasoning, stimulated by parental pride and fear, has led to a barrage of books and packages that offer to help Mommy teach Baby how to read, add numbers and raise his IQ, even while he is sitting on the potty.

Among the do-it-yourself books, two are getting the most play.

How to Teach Your Baby to Read...

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