February 01, 2011 By: erik Category: Offspring, Videos 176 views

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Maggie Video  FrameI am very much enjoying how social networking and blogging is allowing me to follow the development of my friends’ kids. Of particular interest is Maggie, the daughter of a high school and college friend of mine who was born eight days before Nora. On the development front, Nora has totally schooled Maggie on hair growth, but Maggie has been ahead of Nora in just about every other category, from crawling to walking to speaking, although I, of course, make bilingual excuses for Nora’s language development. Nora met Maggie last April, shortly after their first birthdays.

Today, Maggie’s blog posted an adorable video of her singing, so I showed Nora. What struck all three us, by order of intelligence (Marga, Erik, Nora), was how Maggie and Nora pronounce the word “water” in the same way, like “wah-doo”. Nora insisted that we replay Maggie’s video about seven times. One one of the showings, I recorded Nora, who was snacking on some yogurt at the time.

What she says at the end is “Again, again!” and “More!”, which is how she asks me to repeat whatever pleasurable thing she’s just experienced.

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  • Ha! Now we need a video of Maggie watching this video of Nora and we can start internet meme.

  • Holly

    Maggie and Nora need a Skype play date!

  • The fact that they both say “wa-doo” is a very good sign…that means Nora is going through the same developmental steps in pronunciation as Maggie. It is said that bilingualism causes some developmental delays, but there can be really big differences at this age, even among monolingual kids, so I don’t think you should worry. And that video is just too cute…I think Holly’s right, they should have a Skype play date. 🙂