OLDHAM COUNTY, Ky. (CBS Newspath/WLKY/WKRC) - Isla McNabb is like any other two-year-old girl.
She loves to run around, play with her toys, and her cat Booger.
Until one day, her parents noticed something was different.
“She just had an affinity for the alphabet, she really loved the alphabet,” Jason McNabb said. “And she started sounding out the different letters. Then we started out with some simple words and she sounded them out.”
And not long after that, she was reading.
“She was reading at a kindergarten level at two,” said Amanda McNabb. “So, I said, ‘Let’s see what's going on here, let’s see how smart this kid is.’”
So, the McNabbs took Isla to a psychiatrist, who suggested she take an IQ test.
“So, he said that usually they don’t give IQ tests to young children, especially two-year-olds because they're just all over the place,” Amanda McNabb said.
But after hearing of Isla’s achievements, the doctor gave Isla the test anyway.
She scored in the 99th percentile.
And at the age of two, Isla is now the youngest member inducted into Mensa.
“Mensa is the largest, and oldest high IQ society and we reached out to them, and they confirmed that she was the youngest member,” Jason McNabb said.
“We're hoping that she can have some friends, go to conventions, they have scholarships!” Amanda McNabb said. “So that would be great.”
But for now, they just want their little girl to be a kid.
“She can read well beyond her little years but we’re still working on potty training!” Jason McNabb said. “So, she's still an average two year old on that.”