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Do you need to be able to use the word "arrogant" at the age of two?

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Lilymaid Fri 22-Jun-07 14:00:20

Today's little genius, care of the Daily Mail

belgo Fri 22-Jun-07 14:05:44

I'm speechless.

bobsmum Fri 22-Jun-07 14:08:35

Children only start to learn colours at school ?

louii Fri 22-Jun-07 14:08:55

Is that not normal at 2?? Pretty average if you ask me

hippocampus Fri 22-Jun-07 14:10:30

Quick!!! someone get me the number for a special educational psychologist.


Piffle Fri 22-Jun-07 14:10:51

Just like my ds1
I never felt the need to go to the papers or the psychologist though

bobsmum Fri 22-Jun-07 14:11:04

I don't think puttin gshoes on the right feet is a sign of genius either! Must 've lowered the bar! (Or my kids are way up there!)

foxinsocks Fri 22-Jun-07 14:11:17

the comments to that article (at the bottom) are brilliant

loads of peeps saying 'well my 2 yr old can do that'


Rhubarb Fri 22-Jun-07 14:11:43

Is that all she can do? Thicko!

hatrick Fri 22-Jun-07 14:11:48

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gegs73 Fri 22-Jun-07 14:12:12

My boy has known difference between pink and purple since he was just 2 and pretty sure he is not a genius!

dinosaur Fri 22-Jun-07 14:12:46

Rhubarb .

Piffle Fri 22-Jun-07 14:14:52

dd (4)can tell you the diff between pink and purple
One is made from mixing red and blue
the other from mixing red and white

did she learn this from a textbook for academic excellence?
nope she learned it from fingerpainting..

allgonebellyup Fri 22-Jun-07 14:15:26

stop being jealous, people

the little girl is clearly very clever, leave her alone!

bobsmum Fri 22-Jun-07 14:16:41

Of course she's very clever - lots of people (including me) don't think she's exceptional. hOpe she does well and grows up happy, but she's not unique - a lot of 2 year olds can do what she does.

Piffle Fri 22-Jun-07 14:16:52

not saying she is not the next atom splitter.
saying that at age 2 Iq means sweet FA and is most certainly not newsworthy to anyone aside form her own parents and family.

Aloha Fri 22-Jun-07 14:18:31

Most children only learn their colours at school???? How very odd. I think being able to count out ten blocks and hand them over is clearly clever for two, but two blocks? As for being able to put on shoes

coppertop Fri 22-Jun-07 14:19:41

I also don't understand why the parents applied for her to join Mensa. A 2yr-old would get absolutely nothing out of it, other than their photo in the Daily Mail.

Aloha Fri 22-Jun-07 14:20:06

I find it really odd that an expert in child intelligence should think it is extraordinary that a two year old knows about colours. Blimey, I think most two year old girls learn the colours pink and purple first! Try her on battleship grey and taupe and army green and she won't be so sharp!

Bless her, lovely little girl but a very odd article.

Piffle Fri 22-Jun-07 14:20:46

takes far more talent to unzip a grobag, un popper a vest take off a nappy and smear poo in artistically impressive manner upon the walls IMO

FluffyMummy123 Fri 22-Jun-07 14:21:08

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hatrick Fri 22-Jun-07 14:21:49

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foxinsocks Fri 22-Jun-07 14:22:37

if getting shoes on the right feet is a sign of intelligence, then my children are right thickos

mumto3girls Fri 22-Jun-07 14:23:07

my dd3 can do alot of these things and talks in sentences and has done for months...she is 2.1.
She's not a genius she has the benefit of two parents and two elder sisters who all spend loads of time talking to and playing with her....and the speech is pure luck, dd1 was like it and dd2 was a real slow talker. They are academically about the same now...

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