A mom, and avid Gwen Stefani fan, was surprised when one of the star’s songs helped her son write his first words.
In a video posted to Twitter, 5-year-old Max Jones sings the words, “The b is for bananas, b-a-n-a-n-as,” from Stefani’s 2004 hit “Hollaback Girl,” as he writes the word “banana” on a note card.
His mom, Norah Jones, said Max had never written a word by himself but usually just copies other words he sees as he’s learning in his kindergarten class.
They’d just finished practicing words when he started writing on his on.
“All of sudden I see him writing bananas and I was like how did you learn to write that,” said Jones. “He started singing the chorus to ‘Hollaback girl.”
“I was so surprised because I knew that he liked the song and I’ve heard him sing it so to see him writing it I thought it as cutest thing.”