Monday, June 25, 2007
Struck by the similarities between her daughter and Matilda, the title character in the Roald Dahl story about a gifted child, Mrs Brown began to worry about Georgia's future education.
She contacted Professor Joan Freeman, a specialist educational psychologist, for advice.
Professor Freeman applied the standard Stamford-Binet Intelligence Scale test to Georgia and was amazed to find this was too limited to map her creative abilities.
She said: "Even at two she was very thoughtful.
"What Georgia did on some questions was of a higher quality than that which was necessary to gain a mark.
"She swept right through it like a hot knife through butter.
"I would ask her things like 'give me two blocks or give me ten blocks' and she would manage it as easily as you would expect a five-year-old.
"In one test I asked her to draw a circle and she did it so perfectly.
"Most adults would struggle to do that. Her circle was near to being perfect.
"It shows she can physically hold a pen well but also that she understands the concept of a circle." [Emphasis added.]
Newspaper misspells the name of the I.Q. test. Not so smart.
Which makes me wonder. Could she have been coached? Either way, this is one smart baby. Now I am feeling guilty about not buying those Baby Einstein videos for William.