At just 6 years old, Declan Lopez, a kindergartener, is considered a genius. With an IQ of 138, Declan recently became a member of the largest and oldest high-IQ society in the world — Mensa. The gifted child told WABC that she is interested in arts, science, math, and geography.
She shared that in school, “My favorite thing to learn is a force in motion.” Declan’s parents began noticing their daughter’s intelligence when she was 18 months old.
Meachel Lopez, Declan’s mother, told NJ.com, that she initially thought Declan was speaking gibberish until she took a closer listen.
“I didn’t know what she was saying but then we realized it was from the cartoons, the learning videos we’d play for her on YouTube. She’d picked it up.”
She told WABC, “We were on a trip in the airport, and she just started to count in Mandarin.”
Since then, the parents have come up with an activity chart to keep the active 6-year-old intellectually stimulated while allowing her to be a kid.
“I want her to laugh and joke and make mistakes and do things that 6-year-olds do,” Meachel Lopez expressed.
Director of The Learning Experience in Denville, Vicki Vigorito, also said about Declan, “Some of her interests and abilities left me with my jaw dropped. She was so advanced at math, would draw body parts that were, you know, anatomically correct and she’d remember everybody’s first and last name.”
Nj.com reported that Declan continues her studies at home alongside her mother, delving into the periodic table, division and multiplication, and world geography each day after school.
Though she is only in kindergarten, her teachers have tried to keep her busy with robotics and computer coding. She also sometimes walks around the classroom to help other students with their work.
Declan’s little brother, Maddox, seems to be following in her footsteps, per the evidence. The family is trying to figure out if brilliance runs in the family DNA.
The proud parents disclosed that Google and Alexa have become their best friends because their kids know things that they can’t answer without artificial intelligence.