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Child Genius anyone??

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Allthingspretty Tue 11-Jun-13 21:04:18

should be interesting

MiaowTheCat Fri 05-Jul-13 13:16:39

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noblegiraffe Fri 05-Jul-13 14:04:14

When Longyin was trying to keep up with the other kids (I think you mean during the residential trip when they were doing orienteering?) the Voiceover explained that he had been put up a year at school so physically struggled to keep up. Later they showed the group discussing the orienteering with him, and one of his friends practising spellings with him

Xenia Sun 07-Jul-13 22:12:48

I just watched it and am delighted with the winner as she's lovely and not pushed by her parents and a girl won which is nice.

Some of those boys need a hair cut. They can hardly use their eyes as all the hair is over one side.

Miaow's experience is interesting. I felt a bit isolated at school not because I was a year young but just that there were not many bright children in the class. however I had huge ambition and a major work ethic in life so that obviously lucky - to have that plus the supposedly high IQ as well, not that success and money make you happy of course but they are quite nice to have.

alreadytaken Mon 08-Jul-13 12:02:25

Yes I meant the residential trip. I thought the spelling test had been staged to get his father off his back but looked at it again and it might be a genuine friendship. Poor child will struggle when physically he's at a very different level and it will be worse when the other boys start to go through puberty.

It was probably good for Hugo that he didn't win.

MiaowTheCat Tue 09-Jul-13 19:42:17

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Xenia Tue 09-Jul-13 21:38:49

Yes, their hair was so long it impedes how they can see. My children don't want that look. Perhaps it's only certainly parts of the country where it's popular.
The little girl who won reminded me of a couple of girls (both Indian) at my daughter's school years ago (Haberdashers). Really lovely, very very bright, eccentric in a way that does not matter too much at that age. Leagues ahead of everyone else even in a very selective school.

I think she is so lovely because her mother is. You can tell sometimes by how they look at the child and how they react to it.

The debating is a bit pointless for children that age and I think they just )some of them) learned words off by heart. I particularly did not like the jokes memorised to make the audience laugh by some of the boys - just too staged and made the children look like people with good memories, rather than people who are intelligent which is not necessarily the same thing. Perhaps they should have had a maths winner and a words/general knowledge winner so be fair to children who are in one or other category

fuzzpig Tue 09-Jul-13 22:34:09

Finally got round to watching the final! I'd accidentally seen on Threads I'm On that Shrinidhi won, but enjoyed watching it anyway.

I LOVE Team Geek, I hope their friendship continues into adulthood, they seemed so right for each other and it's a shame we didn't see more of them.

Ben seemed lovely - very well rounded and passionate (although his hair did remind me my DS really needs a haircut grin) - interesting as the couple of clips they'd shown of him in previous episodes made him appear quite cocky, but that's down to editing/showing "I'm going to win" type quotes in isolation. He didn't seem arrogant at all in this episode.

I was shock at Lara doing 13 activities a week. Bloody hell, I wonder if my DD is doing too many (3 hmm - she has only just turned 6 though).

I am glad I'm not the only one who was hmm at "let children be children" - I wondered when that MP (who was helping Connor practise) said it was the best part of his speech, he was actually having a subtle dig at Connor's mum... wink

I am really pleased for Shrinidhi, she seems really lovely and I'm sure she will get her dream career of (IIRC) working for the OED, possibly with a sideline in Countdown appearances grin

fuzzpig Tue 09-Jul-13 22:35:14

Oh and I really hope she gets her books published. It reminded me of Michael somethingorother who was in the first few series of Child Genius - he wrote some fantasy books (with his mum) under the name Tobias Druitt.

lovecookingmum Sun 22-Sep-13 20:09:20

New member. Oops...missed all the fun. But, has anyone seen this one, www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gbk_u_l9rgk.

And this one, Child Genius 2 is coming!!! (according to the producer), https://twitter.com/Sabresonic10

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