My 3-year old nephew already knows how to sing our National Anthem..

@secretbear (19466)
Philippines
September 21, 2008 3:48am CST
i woke up this morning and i suddenly heard the tiny voice of my nephew downstairs singing the country's national anthem. i was surprised and i was laughing while i was listening because there were some lines and words he couldn't pronounce and blundered a lot of them. ^__^;; but i was really amazed on how fast he can learn it and memorize it. he's been going to prep school and i should give kudos to his teacher. just last week i was amazed at him for singing the whole opening song of an old metal superhero series, Maskman, with only a few mistakes and a little guidance. its funny because i was the one who "exposed" him to that old action series which aired long before he wasn't born yet and he really loved it as well as another older metal superhero series, Space Sheriff Shaider. but i didn't know that he would learn the song. it seemed his mother let him watched it all the time and that's how he memorized it. its a lot of fun when he is singing and i would sing with him on the parts where he would tend to forget the next line. ^__^;; so any of your little kids or little nephews and nieces know your national anthem or some songs?
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
21 Sep 08
that is so cool secret. i am so proud of your nephew. i hope my nephew can sing philippine and japan's national anthem when he is 3 years old already. lol. i am so happy to hear this and i am sure that you are so proud of him as well. siguro mana syo. charuzzzz
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
21 Sep 08
its really cool roni. but i don't know if he got it from me. her mother, my sister loves to sing as much as i do (but we don't have nice voices LOL) so he probably got it from her. the Japanese national anthem?? wow! i'd be totally amazed if i would hear a kid sing that!
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
26 Sep 08
haha.. I realized, u really like kids alot huh, secret.. lol =D I thought u are referring to your 'chelsea' when i 1st read the psot and i was thinking, she is really smart.. BUt when i read carfully again, u are not talking about her, but is your nephew.. lol Looks like both of them are equally smart ya, but chelsea will be even more smarter and faster in learning.. lol =D Does pre school teaches singing of national anthem?? I dun remember learning that in my pre school.. haha =D Or did he learn that from the tv instead?? hehe
@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
he learned it from school kun. the school hold a flag-raising ceremony everyday and they would sing the national anthem. that's how he learned it.
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
30 Oct 08
haha.. Flag raising during pre school?? I din have have that experience.. hehe ^_^ My 1st time in flag raising experience is during primary school.. lol =D BUt no matter what, he still manages to sing the national athem much earlier than me.. lol
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
31 Oct 08
might not be everyday but one thing for sure, their teacher teaches them the national anthem and when to sing it. ^__^ he's just a smart azz. just a few hours ago he whispered something to me out of the blue. he said that he likes a character from tv. ^__^;; and to think he's just 3 years old!
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
22 Sep 08
My nephews still has a bit to go before they could speak words right.. all they could do for now would be to act up the things they see from us or from those in television and we'd get to smile about it every now and then.. Its really interesting that you could inculcate in your nephew such amusing things like that (^_^ )
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
oh that's not my doing. my nephew learned the national anthem at his prep school.
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
27 Oct 08
It is amusing to see young children sing something that's suppose to imply patriotism but, I was really implying of "i was the one who "exposed" him to that old action series which aired long before he wasn't born yet" (^_^ )
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
31 Oct 08
i see. the first Japanese metal hero i introduced to him was space sheriff shaider. and then followed by maskman. its maskman's Tagalog theme song that he learned fast. and then i introduced masked rider black to him too. he loves them all.
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@gemini_rose (16193)
21 Sep 08
That is really sweet, none of my children know our national anthem and they are not taught it in school or anything either. To be honest it is not a big thing to a lot of people here and is something that the kids are only aware of if England are playing football or something. Which when you think about it is pretty sad. But it is nice to hear that your nephew is already singing it.
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
21 Sep 08
wow really? your national anthem is not taught in schools? why is that? schools are supposed to teach kids to love their country. most of the school here conducts a flag raising ceremony every morning before the class starts and they'd sing the anthem in the process. that's how the children get to memorize it.
@gemini_rose (16193)
21 Sep 08
I am not sure really, it is just something that I have never known to be done. There is certainly no flag raising of a morning, or anything to learn children to be proud of their country, maybe that is why so many are not.
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
oh. that's kinda sad isn't it? children are supposed to love their country on a young age. well, at least that's how is it here.
@Buchi_bulla (8299)
• India
2 Nov 08
My children used to sing when they were three but with some mistakes. Now my five year old grand daughter sings national anthem and some popular filmy songs in three languages. I think now-a-days children are very smart.
@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
9 Nov 08
yeah. my nephew still sings with mistakes too. but its already pretty awesome that he can remember most of it. i agree, children nowadays are smarter.
@munhozmib (3857)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
31 Oct 08
Hello! Wow, it seems like you know a little patriot, don't you? Here in my country, children are not very encouraged to remember the National Anthem. In fact, we learn it in the primary school, but then we hardly ever will use it again at school. Many forget the lyrics. There are adults who doesn't know how to sing our National Anthem. However, the number of people who do know is still large. I hope it gets better, because we should all learn the National Anthem. We should all study our country's song! The kid has a good memory, doesn't he? It seems like is going to be a great typer, when he uses computer, because he will not have trouble memorizing the keys from the keyboard. :D And not only that, of course, but he will be able to do many more things if he keeps his memory in a great shape. Respectfully, Munhozmib.
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
31 Oct 08
yeah. he has a good memory when it comes to things like that. i hope he retains it because it will be helpful in his studies when he grows up.
@Daffodil20 (1754)
• India
27 Oct 08
That is so great. I remember knowing the tune at a very young stage,but could learn the full lyrics much later.
@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
31 Oct 08
thanks for the response daffodil.
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
26 Oct 08
That is so cute, secretbear. My son could sing the National Anthem and Take Me Out to the Ballgame when he was three. We take him to a lot of baseball games.... a LOT. He is four now, and takes singing the National Anthem very serious..... making sure everyone has their hand on their heart. It's cute.
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
that's really cute makingpots! it so nice for kids to learn something like that on a young age.
@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
wow secretbear, your nephew is a smart kid... there are lots of kids who cant even sing our national anthem even at the age older than your nephew. i've seen some of my kids' classmates who have hard time in memorizing. teach your nephew a lot of educational songs, he could memorize those in no time.
@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
hi nhey! yeah. he has a good memory. he knows a lot of songs, most of it only the chorus part but its amazing because some of those songs are pop and rnb which his mother always listen to.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
25 Sep 08
When I was 3, I knew a lot of songs. My Mom bought me a record player for my 3rd birthday. But I don't think I ever knew the National Anthum until later on in school, probably at the age of 7. So I am very impressed. My Mom noticed I liked to sing with commercials and the radio, so she got me the record player and some records. I wish I still had the memory I had when I was 3.Take care
@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
my nephew learn the national anthem at school too. he would never learn it at home. not one of us would teach him that. ^__^;; well, its not because we don't know it, we all know it actually. its just that we leave that part to the school.
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
22 Sep 08
Hello secret bear. It is really great of your nephew to be able to sing the national anthem at three years old. Well, I have a neighbour whose little daughter is less than two. Yesterday afternoon I heard her counting from one to more than thirty something. I felt so surprised to see each progress she has been making. She is a very clever and cute little girl.
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
wow. that's amazing william. my nephew still can't count that far.
@glords (2615)
• United States
22 Sep 08
Music is a wonderful teaching technique. My three year old nephew learned his ABC's because of the song.
@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
that's great glords. its really nice if kids learn to appreciate music at a very young age.
• United States
22 Sep 08
That is just too cute. ^_^ Well my youngest sister doesn't know any anthem but there are times when she makes up these songs. And it's just so cute watching her sing it and then if you watch her sing it she smiles and stops singing. She gets embarassed. It's so cute to see small children learning stuff like this. It just fills me joy. Your little nephew is very smart.
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
your sister is a shy little girl. ^__^ totally opposite of my nephew. my nephew is smart but most of the times he can be a smart azz! sometimes its actually annoying.
• Canada
21 Sep 08
What a smart little guy , to be able to learn all the words is truly amazing for such a young age . And how cute is that , you really need to tape him so that you will have this for when he is older and it will be something you will never forget :) My five year old is really into music and went from learning the Dora song to Hannah Montana . It is cute listening to her sing but at the same time it is kind of sad that she jumped from Dora the Explorer to Hannah Montana , just because Hannah Montana seems so much more for older children and not a five year old , but she really loves her music and I do not want to dictate what she can and cannot listen to because I do not see any harm in it . It is just sad that my baby seems to be growing up much to fast on me lol .
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
her mother got records of him singing. ^__^ well that's a big jump. from Dora which is for little kids to Hannah Montana which is for teenagers. its really kinda sad when your little kids are growing up so fast. that's why we need to enjoy every moment that they are still little and cute.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
21 Sep 08
My three year old granddaughter knows.....take me out to the ball game and We're going to win twins.....she went to a baseball game and came home knowing the songs....she doesn't sing the national anthem yet but soon! LOL Aren't the just so smart these days?
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
yeah. kids are smarter these days. i wonder why..
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
21 Sep 08
Children are amazing aren't they. I think they are born smarter and smarter. I love to hear a child like that sing, too precious. I hope there is some way you can get a recording of him singing and save it for him to hear when he is older. My youngest daughter started singing at a very young age also and she is a great singer to this day.
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
they are really amazing. its just so wonderful to hear them sing. its very cute! my sister and i have recorded a lot of his songs and its my mother, his grandmother who always use it as a ringing tone.
@Aussies2007 (5339)
• Australia
21 Sep 08
Watch out! You might have a future superstar on your hands. When kids start singing at that age... they usually end up in the music industry.
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
really?? well that would be wonderful! he'd win a lot of contests and take home prize money!
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
3 Feb 10
i think i heard our two year old son singing the national anthem lately. of course, he sings just like your nephew, the lyrics are not complete, etc. maybe, he heard his older brother and cousin singing the song and so he picked up some lines and the tune. but what i am sure with our son, though he is still 2, he knows almost every line of most songs played in telenobelas we watch every night. oh, correction, every end of the lines. but he can follow most of them, like the "may bukas pa", "tayong dalawa", etc.
@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
24 Dec 08
Hello secretbear, My two year old son doesn't speak very fluent yet but it is better now that I can understand easily what he is trying to say. I always sing to him 'Ba Ba Black Sheep' song when he wants to sleep. Now when he knows how to talk, he will follow me to sing but instead of Ba Ba Black Sheep, it becomes Ba Ba Bip Bip!
@JUNGLE (1157)
• South Africa
10 Nov 08
My nephew is just 2 years and 3 months old,I doubt he will be able to sing our national anthem when he is three.Not only do we have two national anthems,one in Afrikaans and one in isiXhosa two of the official 11 languages in our country,but being English speaking he will have a hard time pronouncing either language's words.