Can this baby really read over 300 words?

19-month-old appears to be reading flashcards in this video



Holding his flashcards, and reading out the words, you wouldn’t believe this baby boy is just 19-months-old. Usually, children don’t start to read until they start school – but this toddler can already read 300 words and count up to 50 according to his mum.

His proud mum LaToya Whiteside shared this amazing video, where Carter seems to be reading each of his flashcards, at their home in Charlotte, North Carolina.

He reads the words “are”, “was”, “to” and “like” – even turning cards around that are upside down so he can read them.

“My 19-month-old son can read. He knows his ABCs (phonetically and recognises the letters when written),” LaToya told the Daily Mail.

“He can count to 50 and reads over 300 words. He reads signs everywhere we go so I’m sure he knows more than even I am aware.

“My son started recognising words and signing when he was just seven months old.

“He began sounding out words I had never shown him at around 12 months.

“The flashcards used in the video were a recent purchase from the dollar store. I had gone over them with him only once before recording.”

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