Mensa 3-year-old: Youngest Member of Mensa Has Incredibly High IQ

February 18, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Mensa has a new three-year-old member–Alex Martin of Queen Creek, Arizona.

The international club has only one requirement–that its members have an IQ among the top two percent in the world.

Martin fit that requirement after the doctors who tested her said that her IQ was so high that they couldn’t even calculate it, reported ABC15.

Martin started reading when she was two, and she also started exhibiting signs of high intelligence when she was just one.

“From 12-18 months old, we’d be driving around in the car and she would recite her bedtime story from the night before,” her father Ian Martin said. “She didn’t just recite them, she recited them exactly.”

She’s at a fifth grade reading level already, and has taught herself Spanish using a program on her parents iPad. 

Her high intelligence is already proving wonderful but challenging to Ian and his wife.

“Does she go into kindergarten early? We are kind of hesitant because we do want her to get that social aspect,” he said.

Children that test with such high intelligence can’t go to normal schools because they have high anxiety and it’s easier for them to be around children at similar levels.

“Anytime she learns a word and just picks it up through anything, she never ever uses it in the incorrect context, ever,” said Ian Martin.

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