Kashe’s mother noticed almost immediately that her daughter was truly intellectually gifted.
“We started to notice her memory was really great. She just picked up things really fast, and she was really interested in learning. At about 17, 18 months, she had recognized all the alphabet, numbers, colors, and shapes,” Athwal said in an interview with Fox 11.
Kashe, who is almost three, continues to impress intellectually. She can identify all 50 states by shape and location on a map. She is learning Spanish, and already knows more than 50 signs in sign language. But, that’s not all. Kashe can count to 100, is learning to read, and can identify elements on the periodic table by their symbols.
“At the end of the day, she’s in that toddler stage. So she very much is still a normal two-year-old where we have negotiations, we have tantrums, we have everything, and it’s different because the way we communicate with her, it has to be different because she’s able to understand just a little bit more,” Athwal said in the interview.
Although Kashe has achieved a significant milestone, here mother is making sure that she enjoys both being Mensa member and toddler.
“I think one of the biggest things with me and [Kashe is] making sure she has a childhood, and we don’t force anything on her too. We’re kind of going at her pace, and we want to just make sure that she is youthful for as long as she can be.”
According to the Mensa website, “Mensa members range in age from 2 to 106. They include engineers, homemakers, teachers, actors, athletes, students, and CEOs, and they share only one trait — high intelligence.”