Teach your kids to read and math: word cards and a schedule!

by Alenka

Thanks to Kristina from TeachYourBabyToRead group for sharing this fabulous resource: incredible collection word cards and, the most amazing – the schedule on when/how to use it, what to retire, what to add, etc. Enjoy!!!!

Here is a link to my schedules for Math – also a year’s worth!!!

Here is a link to my google folder that has reading schedule for 3 sets plus flashcards - more than a year’s worth!!!

The link above includes Set 2, Set 3, and a schedule. For Set 1 Kristina is planning to use the cards from Your Baby Can Read videos. If you don’t use YBCR videos, Kristina suggests to jump right to Set 2. This is her own description:

Set one is from the Your Baby Can Read Program – so if you have the Your Baby Can Read Program (YBCR) you already have all the flashcards. Or you can make your own using the same word template I used – I think I shared the margin size and font size in my explanation letter. If you need me to send you a copy of my Word template I can in an individual email.

Personally I find Set 2 much more effective than the YBCR or the Brillkids program because it gets into phrases and sentences much faster and it is based on a scientifically proven reading system designed for Special Education students. I have found my 3 year old son has forgotten many of
the YBCR words but he has not forgotten any of the words that were used in my set 2. I would say start with set 2 if you aren’t using the YBCR program.

I have found set 3 not to be of interest to my 3 year old but my 1 year old daughter giggles and laughs when she figured out the phonics pattern we are going over. For example, “gag” “tag” “bag”. I know Doman says not to do this but I am sure my daughter has figured them out!

Which by the way, I started the math first with my daughter at 3 months of age and she is now 1 and can recognize numbers and count! She is incredibly interested in our family calendar and so I made one with velcro on it and she reminds us everyday to put a new number on the calendar and to do the calendar routine! I think I’m going to add a number line and thermometer to our daily routines just like we do in school. (I’m a 2nd grade teacher). She also knows her colors and can read color words like “yellow” and “green”.

Have fun!



  1. Mamta Paliwal

    I started showing cards(how to teach your baby to read) to my twin baby girls when they were 3 months.They were loving it & was excited for every session.I was able to carry the routine till 7 months.Now I am trying(14months) to start it the same way I did before(acc. to Glen Doman method)
    but I found that they are not interested in looking at the cards.They are more interested in the books with pictures or in toys,because they love to walk around in the house.Their teething problem is also an issue.Do anyone there have any suggestions for me?Should I need to include picture for every word on the cards? or to wait for few more months or weeks(that I think I am wasting their precious time )?In a dilema,have any suggestions for me. thanks

  2. Alenka Post author

    Sounds like an amazing experience – girls who LOVED their presentations at 7 months!!! You should feel very proud of yourself. As for now – this is a very common experience – mobile toddlers are too busy running around and don’t have any time to spare for presentations. That’s when we started using power points more, that’s when I started making our home-made books for them, that’s when I had words all over the house, taped to every surface, that’s when I was often showing it in a car as a really brief session while everyone was strapped into a car-seat… and I still show cards while my boys eat (and, obviously, can’t run away). See more ideas here: Runaway Baby: The Alternative Ways of Showing Cards to An Active Child

    Looking forward to hear how it is going!

  3. Leticia

    Thank you so much for this! I’ve just found this website and I’m really happy I did! I’m a huge fan of Doman’s programs but finding really hard to keep on track. My 10 months old will not stop a minute, and I loved the ideas I’m getting all around the site. Thumbs up for everything, and this schedule is just fantastic! Will also start some signing, hope is not too late! :)

  4. PP118

    The schedule is awesome. Thanks a lot for putting this together. Being a working mom its very difficult to find time.
    Somehow I dont see flashcards for Set 1 For Reading. Please can you upload them too – Thanks

  5. Alenka Post author

    I updated the original article with Kristina’s information about the first set: apparently it includes words from Your Baby Can Read DVDs. See the article above for more information.

  6. Tanya Ber

    Hi everyone. I would like to request the schedule and flash cards Word templates from Kristina Otinel to be able to adapt these priceless documents for another languages. In her explanation letter she gives the permission to e-mail her personally on that matter, but does not provide her e-mail address. Alenka, or anyone who already has Kristina’s contact info or documents templates please send it to me to 2tanyaber@gmail.com. Thank you very, very much in-advance. Tanya

  7. fouzia

    i have some more queries regarding this brillirant technique . can you pls share MS Karen’s email , or maybe provide her with my email? My son is 4 yrs , has mild cerebral palsy andi wanted to know if i could start this program with him. pls ask her to reply if it is possible.thanks for your fabulous website. its a blessing!!

  8. Natalya

    Hi Alenka,

    First of all, thank you so much for this website! It is perfect! I can’t even express my feelings on how much I am thankfull for all the informaiton you put together here.
    Regarding Kristina’s schedules, I was wondering if you got any feedback on Tanya’s request for word templates: Reading & Math? I would like to have them too if possible. (btw, for some reasons I could not print/download math schedule from the link provided, I could only view it).

    Thank you!

  9. Tal

    Hello, I just finished reading Glenn Doman book on reading and my wife and myslef decided to give it a go. We speak Russian as first language, although leave in the UK
    Alnenka, would you recommed the place where we can buy ready-made cards in Russian language, ideally with picture. Thank you

  10. Lena

    Hello Tal,

    I am also trying to teach my baby girl Russian and also live in the UK. I bought a ready-made set from here when I was visiting Ukraine, but I think they do delivery worldwide. Hope this helps.
    Good luck! How old is your child?
    Thank you

  11. Dinara

    to Tal:
    There is a Russian books store on Goodge Street in London, also check out Waterstones on Piccadilly. It is now acquired by a Russian investor and there is a big section with Russian books. I bet you can order online as well since it is a big chain.

    Also, from my experience, you don’t need cards, you can use books and most of them have the written word near the picture.

    We work with our son in 4 languages, albeit only in 3 written, and I found that he doesn’t like books or cards that contain 1 big object on it and big letters. He prefers the pages loaded with pics and details. He even notices the pictures on the T-shirts and asks what’s there. So, Doman’s method worked partially in our case.

  12. soavey

    hi did anyone stop for a while before resuming the programme? due to some unforeseen circumstances, my daily schedule of reading and maths for my baby girl was stopped for about 3 months (with some intermittent flashing whenever possible). and now i am preggy so i guess the frequency of flashing will be reduced significantly. would this affect her memory ?? anyone care to share ?
    Thanks !!

  13. JSNMRK

    I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to use the math cards for a 6 year old. I guess I should have started earlier….but would love to hear suggestions.


  14. Alenka Post author

    Math cards are supposed to be used with babies… But it doesn’t mean you can’t try! Supposedly, the ability to perceive quantity gets lost in ALL kids around 2 years old, but my husband still has it – so it is possible!