August 22, 2004
My son is a genius
You probably already knew that, but here is the latest proof.
David can now count to 10 in five different languages:
* Spanish (the language of his pre-school teacher)
* Korean (mommy's heritage)
* Hebrew (daddy's heritage)
* Italian (mommy and daddy took lessons)
* English (the language we speak at home)
He can actually count to 20 in all of these except Korean. Honest, we're not pushing him or anything. He actually asked us to teach him to count in all of these languages. Where do we go from here? I predict he'll also know how to count in German, Russian and Arabic by the time he turns 3 in October.
My son is also a threat to our nation's automobiles
The other day when he was behind the wheel of the Subaru, he shoved his little plastic bubble wand all the way into the slot of the in-dash CD player. Now the CD player is useless.We're afraid to put any CDs in there lest they jam up or start sounding like Lawrence Welk. But there are serious consequences for toddlers who commit such dastardly deeds. He's not getting the keys to the BMW until he makes me whole for the Subaru.
Posted by Stefan Sharkansky at August 22, 2004 03:04 PM
What's wrong with Dutch? Very simple, it is.
Regardless, good show! Being multilingual is an asset for anyone.
My son is a genius too. He is five and does my taxes for the past two years. I always get more back when he does them than with HR Block.
Seriously, we are teaching him Russian and Spanish, in addition to English. What I also find enlightening is his K teacher is from Kenya, so he gets English in more than one accent.
As Chadster said, "good show!"
The three most popular languages in the US?
The third most popular is ASL (American Sign Language). It is even understood in Canada, from what I understand! Seriously, though, ASL would be a great addition to anyone's repertoire.
My younger brother still cringes today when we tell the story of him and the police car. At the time my aunt worked as a police dispatcher, and this officer was trying to show off to her by letting her niece (my brother) play in his car. He didn't think a two year old could get into any trouble, but my little minx of a brother locked all the doors. The officer was not looking forward to calling his fellow officers and admitting his car had been hijacked by a toddler, but my brother saved him after having his fun by eventually unlocking the doors.
Still, my brother didn't ruin anything permanently, so maybe your "evil genius" (as Joanne Jacobs tagged him) is still one up on my bro.
Hey, your kid is already as smart as Alice Woldt's son.
Sorry, I just read your post again, he's smarter than Alice Woldt's son.
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I lost the link, but a 5-year-old kid (in the USA) got busted for taking his Dad's car for a spin. Kid started it and everything, during a stop at the relative's place. Keep an eye on your little one.