I have been diligently working with my baby girl since 3 months. we had a major breakthrough yesterday.... she began recognizing the words by themselves with no other imput. we hold up the flash card that says nose... and she points to her nose and says nose. she can recognize 30 words and the list is growing. we have been using the " my baby can read" series for help.... along with some techniques I can up with. she is 14 months old... the progress is amazing, it's stunning how fast they learn. she has also figured out how (completely on her own) to turn on my iPhone, unlock it with the slide button, and find the music. it really annoys me because she makes unwanted calls too. anyways, like any proud father I was just excited and wanted to share the news... will explain more if anybody is interested.