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Tuesday
Feb182014

Are You Smarter Than This Preschooler?

Three-year old Alexis Martin is the youngest member named to Mensa. (KNXV/ABC News)(PHOENIX) -- Are you smarter than a preschooler? Probably not this one.

Meet Alexis Martin, a 3-year old with a genius IQ.

After learning to read at just 2, and teaching herself Spanish using her parents’ iPad, little Alexis is now a card-carrying member of Mensa, an organization that extends membership to just the smartest 2 percent of the population.

Alexis, who lives with her family outside Phoenix is the youngest person in that state to be offered membership in the club, according to ABC affiliate KNXV.

Doctors tested the little girl and found she had an IQ of 160, well above the average of 100 points, her father Ian Martin told the station.

Despite being a genius, Alexis is still a little girl and her parents are struggling with how to best school her in a way that will appropriately socialize and sufficiently educate her.

“Does she go into kindergarten early? We are kind of hesitant because we do want her to get that social aspect,” her father said.

Emails for comment to the Greater Phoenix chapter of Mensa were not immediately returned.

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