I am amazed by all the great things people are doing these days to encourage reading and learning at younger ages. From Baby Einstein to the new Hooked On Phonics its amazing that our children have so many more advantages we have. Parenting isn’t easy, and we want the best for our kids. We want them to grow up to be strong, independent, and genius if not just short of it. Well as parents we have to take initiative when their minds are at their best for developing knowledge and teaching them and encouraging them to explore new things, and learning. With babies everything is new. Every taste, sound, texture, smell, object. They are learning every day through observation, touch, sight, hearing. So why not start them on reading too? The earlier children learn these concepts the quicker they grasp on to them as they are older. Hooked on Phonics has helped so many kids, and their expansion into trying to overcome some children’s reading difficulties by helping them learn at a younger age is just amazing. This is a must have for any new parent, or the best gift to give at a baby shower!