Does anybody out there do (or did) the "Your Baby Can Read" flash cards thing? Apparently, a lot of people have, since the commercial claims they had over a million sold.
I'm not for or against it, I'm just curious about people's experiences. And I think our obssession to have absolutely everything be educational is kinda funny. Like, when I was a kid and my sister was a teenager, she used to tell me about this smart guy from her class, and how his parents made him watch/play with only educational stuff when he was a kid. We were like, "ooh, such horrible parents." Isn't funny how what's not educational that's being taken as weird right now?
What happened to cartoons that were only fun and silly - kinda like chocolate for the soul? I used to LOVE Tiny Toons and Animaniacs, they were HILARIOUS. And I don't think that something that's just funny for funnyness sake is necessarily empty. I was developing my sense of humor, excuse me. And today, this is my favorite writing style (hopefully it works :).
But, as I said, this is NOT a post against Your Baby Can Read or any educational mechanisms. Maybe these are the kids who'll discover the cure for cancer, who knows. All I know is that we're on a budget, and my baby is already too smart for me.