Genius toddler aces Mensa test aged just three-years-old

A three-year-old girl scored 142 points in her cafeteria admission test – close to the esteemed mark for Albert Einstein.

Any score of 116 or more is above average, while those that score higher than 132 are in the UK’s top two percent.

Dayaal Kaur from Birmingham impressed the reviewers with her brilliant intellect and sense of humor Birmingham Live.

Papa Sarbjit Singh says Dayaal spoke before she ran out of diapers and her nursery said her intellect was beyond anything they could provide.

At 13 months she could count to 15.

The test shows that Dayaal’s intelligence for her age is 99.9 and that she has the word recognition and math skills of a five-year-old.

Dayaal Kaur, 3, proudly holds her cafeteria certificate

Dayaal has now been offered a place at a private school at a reduced scholarship price. But the cost is still prohibitive and she was accepted into her local elementary school.

Papa Sarbjit urges her to be moved up a school year to make sure she is challenged and stimulated as she learns.

“It’s like having a Bentley and not being able to drive,” Sarbjit said.

Dayaal Kaur, 3 and from Great Barr, declared Mensa a genius - after the score was just below Einstein's

The fun-loving Dayaal Kaur from Great Barr

He added, “I remember one day when Dayaal was about 13 months old I said the number ‘one’ and she replied with ‘two’ so I said ‘three’ and she said ‘four’ and that went all the way fifteen.

“She got jokes and told me how she felt and said ‘sun’ when the sun was in her eyes at an age where you’d think she didn’t really know what the sun was.

“She could recite the alphabet for about 14 months and name all the planets by the age of two and regularly ask us questions that we had to give Google the answers to!”

Dayaal Kaur, 3 and from Great Barr, declared Mensa a genius - after the score was just below Einstein's

Dayaal Kaur, 3 and from Great Barr, loves art and chaotic games

“I’ve always spoken to Dayaal in a grown-up manner without using baby talk, and no matter what I said to her, she’d understand from throwing something in the trash can to picking up a diaper,” Sarbjit said.

“She could follow adult movies like The Martian and understand the plot and the fun parts.

“We would be in a supermarket and she would start a conversation at the checkout and people would ask about their children and how old they are. People would turn to me and ask how old she is and I would say two.”

Dayaal Kaur, 3 and from Great Barr, declared Mensa a genius - after the score was just below Einstein's

Dayaal Kaur, 3, with her father Sarbjit, mother Raj and little sister Kalyaan

He added, “The director of the kindergarten wrote us a letter saying that Dayaal has far surpassed every purpose it could offer.

“She said in 15 years of childcare she had never come across a child like her who was not only academic but also sociable with a sense of humor.”

Dayaal’s mother, Raj and Sarbjit, paid for a cafeteria test, which took place online like during the lockdown. They had to leave the room while one of Mensa’s chief psychologists, Lynn Kendall, examined Dayaal.

“We sat outside the room by the stairs and all we could hear was Lynn Kendall laughing with Dayaal and when we came back she said you had to sit for it,” he said.

“She stated that Mensa only accepts the top five percent in the UK and that Dayaal is in the top 0.01 percent,” he added.

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“She said that put her in the top tier of the top tier. She said her IQ was 142 at the age of three. Apparently, Einstein’s top IQ was 160 and I’m not sure how old he was when that was measured.

“She said that Dayaal is really extraordinary, that she is a warm girl with an amazing sense of fun. She said it was real novelty to meet someone who had such a high IQ, who was so down to earth.”

The cafeteria test dealt with reasoning, problem solving, knowledge and vocabulary, visual-spatial processing and working memory.

In her report, Reviewer Lynn Kendall said, “Dayaal is an exceptionally capable little girl whose intelligence falls in the 99.9 percentile for her age.

“I would seldom recommend accelerating a child out of their grade group. However, given Dayaal’s ability and maturity, it might be worth considering in this instance.

“At home, parents should concentrate on expanding Dayaal’s interests instead of focusing on math and English. Geography, nature, history, science, environment and culture are barely touched by schools, especially at this age, and they ensure that Dayaal has a broad knowledge base to work on.

“It’s also important that she develop a high level of resilience. Dayaal is an adorable little girl with a very adult nature and great sense of fun. “

Dayaal’s results were measured on:

Letter and word recognition: Dayaal has a working time of 5 years and 2 months

Reading Comprehension: Dayaal has a working time of 4 years and 8 months

Math Concepts: Dayaal worked 5 years and 2 months

Sarbjit said, “When my wife was pregnant we said we had found that many children were born geniuses, but that it was knocked out of them because they heard more ‘no’ than ‘yes’.

“We said before she was born we wanted Dayaal to hear ‘yes’ more than ‘no’.

“I worked part time to take care of Dayaal and my wife Raj was able to go back to work. To be honest, I was wondering how to juggle work and look after a kid at the same time, but she made it a blast. “

“I work in the pastoral care and wellbeing of children with special needs. Dayaal is on the other end of the spectrum.

“Dayaal could become a future world leader, or win a Nobel Peace Prize, or she could serve coffee in a cafe or do her dream job which would be to have some stables in space!”

“It’s what she wants and as long as she has a smile on her face that’s the most important thing, not her IQ.”

He added, “We’re not pushy parents, we just think we have to give her every opportunity to take advantage of this bursting opportunity that she has.”

Today, at the age of four, Dayaal can do simple math equations and write people’s names. She enjoys spending time with children aged nine and ten.

And she now has a little sister Kalyaan, aged 18 months, who is apparently already following in her big sister’s footsteps.

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