Monday, 15 January 2018 12:16

Toddler With Down Syndrome Says His First Word After His Sister Sings Him A Song, And It Will Melt Your Heart

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Music is often a perfect escape from the mundane routine of our lives, taking us away from reality. For some, however, music is a bridge that connects us closer to the world, especially this two-year-old boy with Down syndrome, Bo.

Back in January, Amanda Bowman Gray, a mother from Utah, shared a video of her children singing “You Are My Sunshine” on Facebook, where it quickly attracted attention. Not only was it the most adorable sight as Amanda’s daughter Lydia played the guitar and sang, but it was also extremely special. As Lydia sang the song over and over the again, her brother started picking up words she sang, thus learning his first words through music. Bo has a vocabulary of 12 words, with ‘happy’ being his first word.

“Of course, I screamed, and I brought down my husband! I teared up, I was very emotional,” Amanda told PEOPLE about the first time she heard her son speak. She says that her son’s progress is a proof that music therapy works as the specialist had warned her that Bo most likely would only start to speak at the age of 3 and later.

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