Free educational presentations in English and Spanish – Teach to Read Couplets, Words, Phrases

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Introductory Words - English - Baby's Close Ones Baby’s Close Ones Introductory Words - English - Body Parts Body PartsWith Sound Introductory Words - English - Objects ObjectsWith Sound Introductory Words - English - Posessions PosessionsWith Sound
Introductory Words - English - Foods FoodsWith Sound Introductory Words - English - Animals AnimalsWith Sound Introductory Words - English - Actions PosessionsWith Sound Introductory Words - English - Colors ColorsWith Sound
Introductory Words - English - Opposites OppositesWith Sound Introductory Words - English - Objects 2 Objects 2With Sound Introductory Words - English - Body 2 Body 2With Sound Introductory Words - English - Possessions 2 - Clothes Possessions 2 – ClothesWith Sound
Introductory Words - English - Foods 2, Desserts Foods 2 – DessertsWith Sound Introductory Words - English - Animals 2, Farm Animals 2 – FarmWith Sound Introductory Words - English - Actions 2, Farm Actions 2With Sound Introductory Words - English - Body 3, Farm Body 3With Sound
Introductory Words - English - Objects 3, Vehicles Objects 3 – VehiclesWith Sound Introductory Words - English - Possessions 3, Art tools Possessions 3 – Art ToolsWith Sound Introductory Words - English - Foods 3, Fruits Foods 3 – FruitsWith Sound Introductory Words - English - Animals 3, Coral Reef Sea Animals Animals 3 – Coral Reef Sea AnimalsWith Sound


Couplets- English - 1 Couplets 1: combinations with colorsWith Sound Couplets- English - 2 Couplets 2: combinations with colorsWith Sound Couplets- English - 3 Couplets 3: combinations with oppositesWith Sound Couplets- English - 4 Couplets 4: combinations with body partsWith Sound
Couplets- English - 5 Couplets 5: combinations with objectsWith Sound Couplets- English - 6 Couplets 6: combinations with possessions 1With Sound Couplets- English - 7 Couplets 7: foods 1 & colorsWith Sound Couplets- English - 8 Couplets 8: animals & colorsWith Sound
Couplets- English - 9 Couplets 9: body parts 2 & opposites 1With Sound Couplets- English - 10 Couplets 10: objects 2 & colorsWith Sound Couplets- English - 11 Couplets 11: objects 2 & oppositesWith Sound Couplets- English - 12 Couplets 12: deserts & colorsWith Sound
Couplets- English - 13 Couplets 13: Farm 2 & AdjectivesWith Sound


Phrases - Sounds in the House Sounds in the houseWith Sound Phrases - English - 1 Prases 1: animals & actionsWith Sound Phrases - English - 2 Prases 2: relatives & actionsWith Sound Phrases - English - 3 Prases 3: animals 2 and actions 2With Sound
Phrases - English - 4 Prases 4: animals 1 and actions 1With Sound Action Cards Want Cards – Action Cards 1. (Thanks to Isa for a great presentation!) Action Cards Want Cards – Action Cards 2. (Thanks to Isa for a great presentation!) Action Cards Want Cards – Action Cards 3. (Thanks to Isa for a great presentation!)

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Sentences 1With SoundSentences 2 Sentences 2With Sound

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  1. Dear Alenka,

    These .ppt are great! Are there any .ppt (English) for sentences? and then Books? (I know there is a separate link for books. What I mean is – is there a complete set of .ppt that go through each step from words to books. Sort of like the Doman Reading Kit?

    Also – am I correct in my understanding that I would go through the same process of each step for each “book” that I am reading to the children? It may be easiest just to take a simple book and break it down by sentences – phrases – couplets – words and then create the .ppt for the steps to be presented in the correct order to make sure that it logically flows from one step to the next.

    Thanks for your patience and help as I am sorting out the creative process over here.


  2. Creating word cards based on some book – is an excellent idea!

    Usually the choice of words are things around the baby – words he is the most familiar with. But if you are planning to introduce that book soon, those words will be familiar!

    On the site I have single words and couplets that are continuous steps of the program. We read books all the time – I think it helps a great deal, even if most of the words in those books he hasn’t seen yet.

    Since I continue doing it with my son, I think we’ll have sentences very soon, so there will be sentences uploaded to the ChildAndMe… and eventually not just generic books, but books specifically with those words that we already covered.

    Even when books and sentences are introduced, and until the child is an independent reader, you continue showing single words. One of the moms I know mentioned that her kids saw a ~800 words before they started reading independently. By that time – kids are not limited to one book, but covered quite a lot of them.

  3. It’a great!!!
    but i cannot open in my notebook,why? the window showed me that no converter text for this files. i just can read ppt Baby’s Close Ones.. for information, my window ppt is 2007. have any idea so that i can read this all files? tq very much

  4. Are there any files that you can read? Any other presentations? Could you try the files at this link:
    – they are created by a different parent, so may be it’s specific powerpoint version that is to blame? I wish I could help you. Try searching on for the exact error text. May be some settings in you powerpoint prevent you from opening…

    If all else fails, there is a tool in Google that allows to open Powerpoint presentations even without powerpoint installed on the machine. I can look it up, if you need it.

  5. Why is it not recommended to use pictures with cards, when the powerpoints above have pictures? In our home we speak a mixture of few languages but the nouns that I am putting on a card for my baby are words that we most of the time speak in English, such as table, lamp, etc. We live in US. I just think with pictures the child would enjoy the cards more and have a visual memory.

    My second question, can we use the powerpoints above as cards? can we print them out in 8 x12. the font size seem to be the one recommended and they are in english. I was thinking about asking a babysitter to play the powerpoints when I am not home and then doing the cards when i am home. This way the baby would see repetitive same images.

  6. i forgot to add:
    Please let me know if it is a good idea to use both powerpoints and cards with same images. And whether I can print the powerpoints and use as cards.

    Thanks much.
    I love this website. Kudos to the people involved! It is a great service for moms and babies.

  7. I am curious, what do you feel about videos that teach your baby to read. they seem to be similar to the presentations above. if you can spend the money, would they be as effective as the presentations above? definately, there is work needed by the parent to go over the stuff.

  8. It is not recommended to use pictures, because many kids learn to love the words, the cards, reading just for the sake of reading. I wasn’t that lucky – my older one absolutely refused to look at the cards. While I was still trying to show him real hard cards, I was jumping out of my skin (pretty much literary) to get his attention, to make sure he enjoys it and (of course!) learns it. Eventually I discovered that my little one liked watching his words on the computer more then on flash cards… and he liked pictures! Since then it became a lot easier. I add sounds, pictures, animations, and I keep trying to make it more fun. We continue playing with the words. It is fun. Once we finish watching them, I print them out on cardstock 8×11 paper, add rings and make books that we reread later. For my little one, I just use these cardstock words as cards. Or just images, as Encyclopedic Knowledge.

    However, I really wish I could just show my kids just 5 words in each session, spending 5 seconds for the whole session and just one minute later for a Mom to rearrange the cards. Instead – as you can see – it takes a lot of time and efforts to create these materials.

    So, if your kids enjoy watching just the words themselves, enjoy it with them! However, if you need to boost their interest – feel free to use any cards, presentations, sounds, pictures, anything that works for you and your kid!

    … actually now, in addition to the presentations at this site, he really loves the little flash cards that A.P.P. created. I can see a lot of progress with them.

    See what works best for your kid!

  9. Another question just came across my head. To the powerpoint presentations above, for use at my home I added one slide to display both the picture and the word together. so first display word, then picture, then picture and word together. I have not read doman’s books yet so i am not sure what he recommends but i was thinking from the way I learn. I like to see both picture and word together after seeing individually to draw representations. is that a valid approach?

    Thanks a lot for all the advice!

  10. Steph, I think anything that works for your child is valid. I am currently reading about Maria Montessori and I am amazed at the scientific approach she undertook: how carefully she was observing children, how many notes she was taking, how painstakingly she was analyzing everything. It’s absolutely remarkable.

    According to Doman, you just show a card with a word. Very quickly – for fraction of a section, if you can do it that quickly. Doman (and many parents that I know) insist, that the longer you hold the card, more bored is going to be your kid.

    For foreign language, the handouts indicated placing an image on the back of the word card: you quickly show the word, turn the card, briefly show the image, and move on. Kids are very smart, learn fast and they don’t need reinforcing this information – they might get bored. Once you read “Teach your baby to read”, you’d be amazed how much little ones can learn and how much we have to trust them.

    Yet you are the head scientist in your own home. You precious “control group” is beaming at you with her (or his) sparkling eyes, adorable smile. It’s up to you to figure out what your kid needs, and I am sure your kid would not hesitate to let you know: if your approach is not working, your child would lose interest, that’s all! So you’ll try something else. And again. And again, until you find the perfect approach that works for both of you!

    In my home, this wonderful “quick” technique never worked. May be I am not quick enough, but my kids needed more excitement. My younger one is just six months. We are running out of words that he knows farely quickly. I use these cards as means of learning about the world: I show him the card (“pear” or “door”), I walk to that object and show it – let’s play with a pear, let’s open and close the door, let’s pet the cat, let’s feed the fish, let’s touch a tree, let’s say hi to Daddy! This seems to be working for him. My sessions tend to take longer, then how they are described in a book, but, hey! – that’s what works for my kid! And both of us enjoy it a great deal.

  11. Hi Alenka,

    Thanks for this wonderful website !!I have a 5 months old and I wanted to start teaching him words.Please let me know where can I get more single word presentations for my son to see as I will be start working soon and won’t have enough time prepare them.

    Thanks a lot again.

  12. hello , I m new to this website recently I came to know about this. realy great one. I’ve 2 yr old kid I want to start my child to read. We live in india. Our mothertoungue is different n I want my child to learn both english n Our languge in the same rate. How can i proceed? Realy confused.

  13. How to teach your child Foreign Language has lots of information about introducing different languages to the children. I hope you would find it useful!

  14. I was looking at your program, I liked it alot however in this day and time when there are so many different types of people, I wonder why you did not use some people of color. I think this would enhance your product.

  15. interesting suggestion. Usually I just grab the best image that I can find to illustrate the point, regardless of the race. I am not after political correctness or the opposite – I am just after learning to read. Nevertheless, I agree that everyone’s kids would benefit from diversity.

  16. Thank you so much for these. I have been making my own PowerPoints to use in addition to BrillKids. It’s very time consuming.

  17. hi fma,
    if you don’t mind, can you tell me whether you would recommend brillkids? have you seen some progress etc.?
    thanks so much,

  18. hi,
    This is of great help, trust me. I was looking for materials of exact size and l presume I could take printouts and start off.But I have an oft-asked doubt- my daugther is six months old. Is it too early to start? Will she comprehend what I’m trying to teach. Because, when I showed her black-and-white pattern cards, she sometimes smiles at me and turns away within a second. So I’m not really sure if she’ll be able to appreciate these at this point of time. Should I have to wait or start off nevertheless? Please help me out.

  19. I started my older one around 5.5-6 months old, and I started my second one when he was just days old. But the program for newborns is slightly different.

  20. Hi,

    I have showed my daughter some 150 words and showed couplets and phrases including some of those words but not all of them. Now I should begin to show new words again.
    Will she forget the old words that I haven’t included them in phrases or which she will not see again for quite some time?
    Or should I show her those words as flash cards again?