We don't know about you, but it's hard to imagine that Scarlet Snow Belo just turned 3 last March 2018 (yes, 3 years old!). Everyone agrees: The toddler's development is impressive, from language to social-emotional skills. She owes it to her parents who obviously believe, based on what they have shared on social media, that a child's brain is the best learning machine.
Her dad Hayden Kho illustrated this point in a video that showed him teaching his daughter about — gulp —abdominal muscles.
In the comments section, a few people shared their disapproval of Hayden's choice of human anatomy lesson for a toddler. One at least said it was inappropriate.
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The 38-year-old dad, however, justified his approach. “I don’t think introducing new concepts like this to a toddler will harm the child,” his response began. “The idea is for her to LOVE learning as if it’s just playing, so there’s no pressure on her to ‘perform.’ We want her to develop curiosity in life. We never underestimate the mind of a child like we sometimes underestimate the capabilities of another human [beings].”
Many netizens sided with Hayden and agreed with his point that at Scarlet’s age, she could already learn many things.
There were even parents who shared how they were educating their kids. One related that when her now 10-year-old son was 3, he was already interested in anatomy. “Now, he is 10 and love to read books and interested to know and learn so many things,” she continued.
Another mom related that her daughter was barely 2 years old when she knew her alphabet, numbers, colors, and shapes, and she could read some words.
“Now at 3 years and 7 months, she’s a fast reader and loves spelling and learning to write the alphabet. It’s just amazing. I read that children 0-5 y/o their brains are like a sponge. So during that period feed whatever knowledge you want to share,” she said.
Scarlet Snow's education isn't all about books, of course. Recently, her mom gave her a lesson on respect and manners.
In the video below, Dr. Vicki Belo could be heard explaining to her daughter that it was not nice to shout at Yaya Anita and Kuya Edward.
Vicki explained the situation to her daughter calmly and gently. She wasn't imposing on Scarlet to apologize, even asking the little girl repeatedly if she wanted to say sorry to the two house helpers.