Baby talk is typically hard to understand. It’s usually just made up of syllables that don’t make sense. Sometimes, it’s mixed with crying, babbling, cooing, and giggling which make it even harder to decipher. Despite how difficult it is, parents shouldn’t stop talking to their babies.
Shanieke Pryor has no problem talking with his toddler.
Even at such a young age, the little guy seems capable of having a full conversation with his dad. Well, sort of
Shanieke’s wife was able to record him and their son while having a short talk in front of the TV.
The pair were watching a TV show when the dad decided to start a conversation. He used a very casual way to start the talk.
Shanieke asked his son:
“They need to work on that, right?”
Surprisingly, the kid agreed.
He replied with a simple “ya”. However, his father was a bit unsure about his reply.
“Yes, okay. Did you understand it, though?” Shanieke asked the boy.
The toddler affirmed with “ba”.
He followed it with a nod and finished the sentence in baby talk. Then, he threw a question.
The words weren’t clear but based on the look on his face, he’s probably asking his dad a question. Surprisingly, the man understood and answered.
“That’s what I was wondering! I don’t know what theyr’e gonna do next season.”
The pair continued their conversation.
It was super entertaining to watch. With eyebrows raised and hands in the air, you can definitely tell that the kid was exasperated with the program. And the most surprising part? His dad has the same reaction.
“Really? I though the same thing. We think a lot alike, huh?”
The viral video has earned a staggering 15 million views.
Even though it lasted just about one minute, it was able to get a lot of people’s attention. In fact, even Hollywood personalities were entertained.
Chris Evans, the actor who played Captain America, tweeted:
“I could’ve watched an hour of this.”
While the video is funny, it also serves as an excellent example of a parent encouraging his son’s cognitive growth.
One particular study showed that babies who are exposed to adult conversation possess better cognitive abilities.
Meanwhile, other studies show that the language babies hear (starting from birth) makes neural patterns that remain for years.
As a parent, don’t hesitate to talk to your kid.
Pediatric speech-language pathologist Melanie Potock shared:
“You say something as you gaze at their little face and then … wait for it. Pause for up to three seconds. This ‘pause time’ is a game-changer and is used by speech-language pathologists to help babies, toddlers and even school-age kids develop better language skills.”
So, engage in a conversation while grocery shopping, watching TV or while eating breakfast together. You don’t really need to decipher what he’s trying to say. Just talk normally to your kid and soon. Eventually, he’ll be able to speak without cooing and babbling.
Watch the pair’s adorable conversation below!
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