Theodore “Teddy” Hobbs, a four-year-old boy from Portishead, UK, has recently made headlines as the youngest member of British Mensa, an organization for people with high IQs. According to reports, Teddy scored a staggering 139 out of 160 on the Stanford-Binet IQ test, and is able to read and count to 100 in six different languages.
Teddy’s parents, Beth and Will Hobbs, never expected their son to be accepted into such an elite group. “We were told that three years old is the youngest age among all the members who have been accepted to Mensa in the UK, although in the US there is also a two-year-old,” said Beth Hobbs. “To be honest, it was really just a complete coincidence,” she added.
Despite his young age, Teddy has already accomplished quite a bit. He taught himself how to read at the age of two and four months, and is now able to read Harry Potter books on his own. In addition, he can count to 100 in six different languages, including Mandarin, Welsh, French, Spanish, and German.
Teddy’s parents say that his intelligence is both a blessing and a challenge. “He’s not interested in the games and activities that other kids his age are into,” said Beth Hobbs. “We have to keep finding new ways to challenge him and keep him engaged.”
Despite the challenges, the Hobbs family is thrilled with Teddy’s accomplishments and excited to see what the future holds for this young genius. As a member of British Mensa, Teddy will have access to a wealth of resources and opportunities to continue developing his skills and intellect.