Using your lessons, I started teaching my son to read at 14 months. At the beginning, I thought he might be a bit young but I gave it a shot and followed your guide. I taught him slowly until he's solid with each lesson before moving onto the next. By the time he was 18 months, we completed stage one. Now at 2 years and 4 months, he can read an entire book by himself! Curious of his reading level, I did a reading assessment on him and he is reading at a 2nd grade level!
My husband is so proud he's been telling everyone about our son's reading skills. And his love for books and reading brings so much joy to our family. We used to read to him before bedtime, but now he picks out his own books and reads to us.
Throughout the day, when there's no noise to be heard, we know he's having quiet time with his books. And when we go for walks, he's always curious and runs up to signs and begin reading; "stop", "no parking", "enter" and so forth. The best is when we took him to the golf course, he went up to a sign and read "no chipping" and the man near him was shocked. Friends of ours were amazed to see him read so well too. And his grandmother was in tears when he read to her.
Since he started baby school at our church, the compliments are nonstop. His teacher asks us if we've been teaching him to read. We told her he started at 14 months and now he's reading at a 2nd grade level. She was amazed and told us he was reading the bible verse on the coloring sheets.
Below is a 3 minute video of little Jacob reading a book by himself at 2 years 4 months old:
Follow Up Video - About 1.5 Years Later
Below is a short video showing Jacob reading at 3 years 10 months old. His mom had sent me 2 videos showing little Jacob reading. The full video of him reading "How to Help the Earth - by the LORAX" was about 13 minutes long, but I've had to shorten it to about 1.5 minutes.
Jacob's mom also sent a photo of his preschool teacher's comments.