Shakira's one-year-old son shows off his reading skills

Shakira's son Milan is certainly a fast learner.

The youngster's proud mum shared a video on Facebook showing that, at the tender age of just one, Milan is already able to read.

The video, which the Hips Don't Lie singer entitled 'Learning to read with mommy / Aprendiendo a leer con mami', shows Shakira writing words in Spanish as Milan reads them out.


Shakira, who is now expecting a second baby boy with her footballer fiancé Gerard Pique, can be overheard encouraging her son by saying "muy bien" as he says 'mama', 'papa', 'tete', 'meme' and 'agua'.

Colombia-born Shakira has previously talked about how important she thinks it is to teach children early on to help aid their development.

While most children learn to read at around the age of five or six, Shakira and Gerard are clearly keen for Milan to start on the basics as early as possible.

Shakira is keen for Milan to start learning to read and write from an early age

Before too long Milan will have his younger brother to play educational games with.

Shakira's parents Nidia Ripoll and William Mebarak Chadid revealed the baby's gender to HELLO!'s sister publication HOLA! earlier this month.

"We're very happy," said Nidia and William. "She's having another baby boy – a playmate for Milan. We don't know anything about names yet."
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