Jan 26, 2023

4-year-old boy who taught himself to read at 2 joins Mensa UK

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Teddy Hobbs’ IQ score, which was reported by the Times, places him in the 99.5 percentile for his age.

Teddy Hobbs’ mother, Beth, didn’t know what to make of her two-year-old toddler when he made sounds while playing on his tablet. Later, the parents realized he was sounding out numerals in Mandarin.

Now four, Teddy, of Portishead, Somerset in England, can count to 100 in six non-native languages and is the UK’s youngest member of the high-IQ Mensa society. Mensa is an organization, the largest and oldest high-IQ society, for people who score high on a standardized approved IQ test. Mensa accepts people who score at the 98th percentile or higher on an approved intelligence test.

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