SEATTLE’S NBC AFFILIATE KING-5 TV REPORTS:
Olympia 4-year-old Mensa member loves math, chess
“Most four year olds like watching cartoons.
Not Livvy Coverdale. She’d rather watch Jeopardy, and play along at home.
Last year, she was admitted into Mensa, the “High I.Q. Society”, after testing in the top two percent in an I.Q. test. She was three at the time.
At four, she’s the youngest kindergarten student at Rainier’s Children’s School of Excellence.
Livvy, short for Olivia, likes the typical kid things, coloring and playing outside. But she likes so much more, including math and playing chess.
‘It’s the only game I seem to play,’ said Livvy.
Livvy’s mom got her into Mensa partly to give the family access to the organization’s support groups for kids and parents.
‘It sounds like a cup of tea, and it’s not,’ said Virginia Coverdale.
Virginia said she has enjoyed meeting with parents who can relate to raising children like Livvy.
‘They don’t sleep. They’re always wired,” said Coverdale, ‘You’re always trying to keep them calm and let them just be kids. These parents really understood.'”
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Livvy’s CSE teacher in the clip is Audrey Arpin.
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