A local Los Angeles toddler has become the youngest member of the uber-select Mensa club of geniuses. Kashe Quest is only two years old, but has an IQ of 146 -- the average American's IQ is a mere 100.
"We started to notice her memory was really great. She just picked up things really fast and she was really interested in learning. At about 17, 18 months, she had recognized all the alphabet, numbers, colors, and shapes," Sukhjit Athwal, Kashe's mother told FOX-11.
Quest is learning sign language and Spanish, can correctly identify all 50 states by shape and location on a map, can count to 100, is learning the periodic table by its symbols, and of course, she is starting to read.
According to Mensa, there are currently more than 130,000 members worldwide, and an estimated six million Americans who are eligible for Mensa membership. “Mensa members range in age from 2 to 106. They include engineers, homemakers, teachers, actors, athletes, students, and CEOs, and they share only one trait — high intelligence,” the website reads.
"At the end of the day, she's in that toddler stage. So she very much is still a normal two-year-old where we have negotiations, we have tantrums, we have everything and it's different because the way we communicate with her, it has to be different because she's able to understand just a little bit more," said Athwal.
But Quest’s family is not pushing her beyond what she wants to do on her own. They say they don’t want to force anything, but are “going at her pace,” and are making sure she maintains a normal childhood.