So this evening while searching the net, I came a across some disturbing posts on other web sites. They were completely bashing the whole Your Baby Can Read series. They were saying that it only teaches the "whole word" approach to reading not understanding that that's what sight reading is. Its words that we have remembered. I don't really see the harm in that. I believe that when my daughter goes to kindergarten that she will also learn phonics. That's the sounding out of words and the letters that make the sounds in the words. And really, does it matter how your child learns to read, if the end result is that your child knows how to read?