My niece loves elephants, too. So I always showed her the video of the Elephant-Parade of The Jungle Book. When she starts speaking she always said “Rade” and i couldnt figure out what she wanted. Then she startet pointing at a picture of an Elephant and again she said “Rade”. I said: “No, it is an elephant.” She said: “Yes, Rade!” It took really long to figure out that this comes from saying “Elephant-paRADE”. Now she is 2 and can speak pretty well for her age, but Elephants are still and hopefully will always be just “Rade”. Children and the beginnings of learning how to speak are amazing! :) - True Story!
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