Indian American 3-Year-Old Rattles Off Names of 64 Dinosaurs
India-West Staff Reporter
SAN RAMON, CA – Right now Indian American toddler, Vishva, is in a bit of a sulk. He is upset dinosaurs are extinct. Nevertheless, he has not allowed that fact to dim his love for the diverse reptiles which has caught the imagination of so many children.
For this child though, dinosaurs may be a little more than a passing fascination. The son of software engineers Balaji Jeyakumar and Sumitha Kabilan, the child showed an early
love for books and, says his parents, at 2 years old was able to recite books back that had been read to him.
Introduced to National Geographic’s ‘Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs’ he was, in short order able to say the names of all 52 that appeared in there.
So, while adults struggle to read, spell and pronounce the name of a small dinosaur like Micropachycephalosaurus or a gigantic one like Argentinosaurus, Vishva finds it exciting. For fun, he likes to roar like the ferocious Tyrannosaurus rex and indulges regularly in the favorite outdoor activity of hiding his toy dinosaurs in the sand and excavating them.
Apparently, he is not too young to know his career path and has told his family he wants to be a paleontologist. To that end, the child spends at least an hour a day reading about dinosaurs.
Vishva is now on the path to attempting a Guinness World Record for being the youngest in the world to say the names of 60 dinosaurs and name a dinosaur in every alphabet from A to Z!
Meanwhile, The World Record Setter has accepted his entry and he is eagerly waiting for its approval.