FAMILY & PARENTING

This Toddler Can Fluently Count To 10 In Six Languages

by Rachel Gariepy
Rachel Gariepy is an experienced Editorial Director for a variety of digital publications including LittleThings and Purple Clover. She has written for, edited and managed teams across multiple lifestyle properties, including sites for celebrity clientele including, but not limited to Jenni (JWOWW) Farley, NeNe Leakes, and Vanessa Hudgens. Rachel has experience wearing many fun and fanciful hats including content strategist, creator, editor and project manager. She, like Mitch Hedberg before her, sometimes wrestles with the idea of wearing a beret. She also enjoys hiking, reading and hanging out with dogs.

How many languages can you count to 10 in? One, maybe two? It’s not every day you meet a grown-up person who can easily count to 10 in six different languages, let alone a 2-year-old person!

Especially in America, where we often don’t start teaching languages until children are already well past the developmental stage that makes it easiest for them to explore and pick up new languages.

That’s why it is such a surprise to be faced with a pint-sized prodigy like Hyla. Hyla is a sweet towheaded girl with a father who is half Serbian and half Hungarian and a mother who thinks it is incredibly important that her daughter learns about not only those languages but a few others as well.

Hyla’s mother has really put in the work to make sure her child is learning and practicing new languages, including her father’s native tongues but also a few others.

In this adorable and impressive video, Hyla seamlessly counts to 10 in six different languages. Yes, you read that right. SIX. She shows off her numerical and linguistic skills in English, Japanese, Hebrew, Spanish, Hungarian, and Serbian, and boy is she cute!

Her mother, Marissa, told Newsflare: “I want her to know more than just English. Her father is half Serbian, half Hungarian and those are his first languages so she needs to learn a bit of them. She also knows Spanish because everyone should know some here in America, Hebrew because I am Jewish, and Japanese because… why not?”

Check out sweet little Hyla’s impressive skills. Who knows? Maybe you’ll learn something!

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