Watch this adorable 16-month-old baby "read" from cards

This video is four years old, and the 16-month-old kid in the video is now more than 5 years old. Wonder how his reading and comprehension continued to evolve!

As many online have pointed out, he is recognizing shapes and symbols, rather than truly reading — but who cares? Dad is spending dedicated time helping to open up baby's mind.

From his dad's YouTube account, first posted in March, 2010:

This is a new game we play with Torin. He is 16 1/2 months old now (3-13-2010) and he learned all the words in the Your Baby Can Read program a few months ago. I have made him new cards to continue his language development and everyday he learns 1-5 new words.

I'm amazed at how much interest this video is getting after 4 1/2 years. If you'd like to see more videos of Torin or his brothers and the cool things they can do, check out my channel page.

A quick google shows that the "Your Baby Can Read" program is quite controversial, and was the subject of FTC action and a class action lawsuit. Your baby can't actually read, is the bottom line–but that doesn't mean that the system can't help them learn.