Describing Mabou Loiseau as a child prodigy is an understatement. This adorable little 8-year-old not only speaks 8 different languages but is skilled in playing 8 instruments.
Mabou speaks French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Mandarin, Creole, English, and even sign language.
[When she was 5,] Mabou Loiseau’s parents spend $1,500 a week on tutors and lessons – and she spends seven hours a day in some type of instruction, with Sundays off. […] Russian is my most favorite. I just hear something, and if I don’t understand I say, ‘What does that mean?’ and they’ll tell me,” said Mabou, whose Laurelton house is plastered with flashcards in different languages. She can sing her ABCs in Spanish, count in Mandarin, read fairytales in Russian, and already has an ambitious list of career goals.
“I want to be a firefighter, and I want to be a doctor, and I want to be a dancer, and I want to be a princess,” Mabou said with a smile, sitting shyly on her mom’s lap. “And I want to be an actor, and I want to be a musician, and I want to be a singer, and I want to be a veterinarian, and I want to be a mom.”
Mabou’s mother Esther says that when her daughter was just a year old, say was able to say words in French that she’d never been taught. She even knew the definition of words, which is truly amazing.
Next on Mabou’s list is learning Japanese.
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