Youngest member of Mensa is a two-year-old with an IQ of 146

Putting the rest of us to shame (Picture: SWNS)

Were you able to identify all 50 US states, recognise elements on the periodic table and begin learning to read before you started nursery?

Well this toddler is.

Kashe Quest, two, has been accepted as the youngest member of Mensa with an IQ of 146.

To put that in perspective, the average IQ of an American is 98.

Parents Sukhjit Athwal and Devon Quest decided to test Kashe’s IQ when they noticed their daughter’s impressive memory, and were shocked to learn she had such a high score.

She’s leaps and bounds ahead of other kids her age., having mastered the alphabet, numbers, colours and shapes before she was just 18 months old.

Proud dad Devon said: ‘She approaches everything with passion and curiosity – that’s just her disposition to the world.

‘It’s always been that way for the longest time; not only wanted to know what, but the why.

‘That’s something really cool – how the world works, why it works that way, and then she attempts to apply it.’

What a cutie (Picture: Sukhjit Athwal/SWNS)

While most kids her age are learning how to count to ten, Kashe, from Los Angeles, California, USA, can count up to 100.

She’s also learning Spanish and knows more than 50 signs in sign language.

Devon said: ‘Parents all think that their children are great but when she was born the doctor had said wow her eyes are really attentive.’

One night, as he read Kashe the children’s storybook Goodnight Moon, he pointed out the illustration of a crescent moon to her.

Her dad said: ‘She approaches everything with passion and curiosity’ (Picture: Sukhjit Athwal/SWNS)

He said: ‘A week later when driving at nighttime, she’s in the back in the car seat saying crescent moon.

‘I didn’t think of anything at first, but then I looked back and she was pointing at the sky, and it was a crescent in the sky.

‘That was one of the first times when I’m like “That seems a little bit different”.

‘By 18 months she was using like seven to eight-word sentences and that kind of grasp of language is not something you see at that age.’

This was around the time that a child psychologist recommended Devon and founder of day care programme The Modern Schoolhouse Sukhjit take the toddler for an IQ test.

Dad-of-one Devon said: ‘They started at base level and as the child gets questions right they get more difficult.

‘We were there for two hours, so you can imagine a two-year-old taking the test for two hours – that’s how high she was scoring.’

Kashe with her parents (Picture: Sukhjit Athwal/SWNS)

Her memory does have some drawbacks, with law student Devon saying: ‘The communication definitely has to be clear to work, and she’s going to hold you accountable,

‘So if we say Monday we’re going to get ice cream on Friday, you better show up and go get ice cream Friday, or you’re gonna hear about it!’

Along with her intelligence, Kashe also demonstrates an enhanced emotional understanding.

‘We always championed her process – so when she’s working to a logic games she figures it out we don’t say that’s so smart, we say “wow you really worked hard”,’ Devon said.

‘So one time I was like trying to open up a jar of pickles or something, and she said “good job, I’m so proud of you”!’

The family-of-three do puzzles regularly together, but while Kashe’s parents appreciate that she’ll need to be raised a little differently, it’s important to them that she has the childhood she wants.

Devon said: ‘It’s a balancing act because you definitely want the child stimulated, but we go at her pace and never force her to do anything.

‘She wakes up on the weekend, and she wants to go over elements or states, so we go at her pace, and she really enjoys the process of learning.’

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