How can you tell if your child is a genius? Well in Winchester, England, one little girl, four years old, at that, had an IQ score of 159, just one point below that of Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.
The young genius, named Heidi Hankins, is one of the newest members of the IQ club Mensa, a high IQ society open to individuals who have gotten a score within the upper two percent of the general population on an approved intelligence test.
Hankins, according to reports, can read as well as regular eight-year-olds and can already count up to 40 at the tender age of two.
Says her father Matthew Hankins, 47, “"We always thought Heidi was pretty bright because she was reading early. I happen to specialize in measuring I.Q.s in children, and I was curious about her and the results were off the scale." He also shares that Heidi was already drawing animals and princesses at 14 months and she even could already read at 18 months using a computer.
“I got her the complete set of the Oxford Reading Tree books when she was two and she read through the whole set of 30 in about an hour,” adds Matthew. “It’s what you would expect a seven-year-old to do. She was making noises and trying to talk literally since she was born and by age one her vocabulary was quite good. She was using full sentences almost as soon as she started to speak.”