A WOW Moment Mabou Loiseau
I met Mabou Loiseau at her home in Queens, New York. From start to finish, she wowed me with her talent and genius acumen. Her vernacular of speech is amazing. During the interview, she spoke in different languages. In Arabic and Russian, she said, “I love my mommy and daddy.” Mabou’s lovely spirit engaged me--the more I wanted to know about her accomplishments. Mabou Loiseau is a polyglot girl who speaks, writes, and reads 8 languages and plays 8 musical instruments. She plays tennis in the morning--five-days a week. Mabou loves to ice skate and does it three times a week. She also swims twice a week. Mabou will graduate as a professional swimmer in the next few months. She also dances, acts, draws, paints and SINGS! By the age of seven, Mabou spoke French, Creole, Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic and Russian. She learned them all at DoReMi Arts & Languages. There, she also learned how to play the piano, violin, guitar, harp, clarinet, conga, drums and the flute. The first instrument she played was the piano. Her favorites are: piano and violin. She says, even though learning is challenging, she came to love the piano and violin because her teacher makes it interesting. I like the way the teacher teaches me, she is always smiling at
me and laughing.”
Mabou is one of the most 10 brilliant kids in the world. Facto Fun headlines her as one of the top 10 amazingly brilliant prodigies in the world. BET news wrote that she is one of the 13 national prodigies, and one of the top 10 black child prodigies. The Daily News calls Mabou “Supergirl.” Countless articles were written about Mabou in the New York Newsday and in the Russian newspapers. She has even been mentioned on some Russian TV shows. ---
how does she stay focused. She said she was born smart. If her mom didn’t push her she wouldn’t be here now. She likes what she is doing and she is always happy. Mabou enjoys being a polyglot. Currently, she is learning her 9th language--Japanese. At eight years old, she is in the fifth grade and is studying college level Algebra I. Mabou says that her mom, Esther, inspires her. If it wasn’t for her, she would not be who she is today. Mabou is excited about her future. She wants to be a great singer who can change the world! She is fascinated about the brain and wants to take a closer look at it. She aspires to be a brain surgeon and lawyer.
Esther, Mabou’s mom was touched during the interview. Esther invests her time and all that she has in Mabou. She says that she is rewarded by Mabou’s accomplishments and not looking for any monetary return. Esther says, “Mabou can do anything she works at.” Mabou is her focus and only child. At the age of forty -one, she gave birth to Mabou and knew she was a blessing-- a talented daughter. Esther made her home a castle for teaching and learning. The green living room walls are covered with flashcards and Mabou’s classroom is just a few feet away. The walls are graced with Esther’s heroes, and and famous people. Esther says that Mabou never attended public school, she taught her some of the languages and all the needed courses. Mabou wants to be in college at fourteen. Esther believes this can happen. She builds on her academic foundation and never moves forward until Mabou has achieved her current studies. Several times Esther has been asked, “How does the polyglot do it?” She says that Mabou is the only child and her only student, so, it’s not hard. Mabou studies eight hours a day and some reading. She does watch a couple of hours of TV and does have playtime. Each day she studies a few hours on a different language. I was thrilled to do this interview. Mabou is a brilliant young lady and there is much in store for her.