By the age of two most children are just learning to string a few words together – but one bright Essex boy is head and shoulders above most children his age.
According to his parents, Bear King, from Southend-on-Sea, started talking when he was four months old and reading when he was one year old.
According to his proud mother and father, he then learned the alphabet – both forwards and backwards – and was able to easily count to 100 and read complete sentences by the time he was two years old.
Now he’s going one step further and surprising his parents by teaching himself Mandarin on YouTube.
Tiny Bear amazed his mother Ronnie Havis, 24, when he started talking at just four months old.
Bear learned to read at the age of one and is now teaching himself Mandarin, to the amazement of both his parents
And now, at two and a half, Ronnie believes Bear can read at the level of a six-year-old.
Ronnie, a full-time mum who lives with her bricklayer partner Ryan, said: “I can’t imagine what we’re going to be about when he goes to school.”
She added, “We encouraged it from a young age and always made sure its room was filled with educational posters and toys, but we really don’t know where it came from.”
“I had to teach myself phonetics. It’s not the same as school anymore, Bear corrects my pronunciation.
“I show him a picture of a bird in a book and he says, ‘No mom, that’s a quail.’
“He’s obsessed with animals and nature, and now he’s starting to name them all in Chinese. ‘It’s hard to keep up.’
Bear King amazed his mother Ronnie Havis, 24, when he started speaking at just four months old and then learned the alphabet
Bear said the word “mommy” at four months old and is now thought to be just as smart as a six-year-old
Ronnie claims Bear spoke his first word, “mommy,” when he was just four months old – and was also sitting up unaided by that point.
She said her advanced son took his first steps around the age of eight months – about four months earlier than the average baby.
Bear isn’t the only bright boy making headlines after an 11-year-old Mexico City prodigy, whose IQ is higher than Albert Einstein’s, started a master’s degree in engineering.
Adhara Pérez Sánchez grew up in the low-income neighborhood of Tláhauc and was often bullied at school because of her autism.
She was diagnosed with a developmental disability at the age of three after her ability to speak had deteriorated significantly. She was found rocking in her high chair and began to crawl very quickly.
According to the information, she completed elementary school at the age of five goalkeepergraduated from middle and high school a year later.
The 11-year-old also holds a bachelor’s degree in systems engineering from CNCI University and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in mathematics at the Technical University of Mexico Marie Claire Mexico.
She hopes to one day get a glimpse of NASA and dreams of exploring Mars. On her Instagram, she can often be seen wearing clothes with the aerospace company’s logo and a big smile on her face.
“My name is a star in the Canis Major constellation,” she said, according to the Goalcast. “Wezen is just above Adhara. Aludra is just below Adhara.
“I want to go to space and colonize Mars,” she continued. “If you don’t like where you are, imagine where you want to be.” I see myself at NASA, so it’s worth a shot.”