Actually it's very normal if not advanced. Rhyming and word play are very important pre-literacy skills so will serve him well when it comes time to learn to read. Same with Claire's nonsense words. The voices are normal, too, but I can see how it would become annoying at times. If you really can't understand him, just let him know that in a neutral way. Ronin is smart enough that he'll learn when it is and isn't okay if he hears that consistently. Sounds like that's what you're doing anyway. You could even explain to him "voices are fun when playing, but if you want me to know what you are saying you have to talk in a regular voice/big boy voice/etc."
Originally Posted by Lydia
ETA: The voices themselves are a form of perspective taking, which is also a good thing in terms of play skills although like you said it can happen at inappropriate times and places. The clinical term for it is "register."
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