Isaiah Gyamfi, a 2-year old boy from Ghana, is getting international attention as a child prodigy that knows how to count in at least 4 different languages and how to solve complex math problems.
Isaiah started showing extraordinary intelligence at the age of five months, his mother Jazelle told Mirror. She said she noticed him enjoying learning one day when he was watching a video on her phone on YouTube and then she decided to put on a video about Japanese numbers.
Jazelle said Isaiah listened to the video repeatedly until he could recite the numbers back to back. He learned to count up to 40 in Japanese by himself in just less than 24 hours.
When Isaiah was just 4-months old, Jazelle, who is an early childhood education teacher based in London, already started creating a learning environment for him. She put numeracy and literacy flashcards in their living room so Isaiah could learn through visuals.
Months passed by and Isaiah had always been surprising both his parents when he pointed out the correct letters and eventually sound them out using phonics. He also practiced writing numbers and solving Math problems by himself.
Jazelle also noticed that her son enjoys learning different languages so she showed him a video in Spanish and gave him Spanish flashcards. He now speaks several languages such as English, Spanish, French, Italian, Twi, Yoruba, and Japanese.
Jazelle began to capture Isaiah’s learning achievements and share videos in an Instagram account for Isaiah. Several people are amazed at how Isaiah is actually enjoying learning, as evident in the videos
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A 2-year-old from Ghana is being heralded as a child prodigy for his advanced math skills and his ability to count in four languages.
Number obsessed: The child, named Isaiah Gyamfi, already knows how to count in English, Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian, Yoruba and Twi.
Isaiah previously went viral for his video in which he demonstrated having learned to count up to 40 in Japanese in less than 24 hours.
“One day Isaiah was watching a phonic video on my phone on YouTube, he scrolled to the videos at the bottom and clicked on a Japanese numeracy video,” his mother Jazelle Gyamfi stated to The Mirror. “He listened to it once and was fixated. He asked to watch it again, then before I knew it he would recite the numbers back to back.”Isaiah began demonstrating his unique abilities as early as five months old. His mother is an early childhood education teacher from London. When Isaiah was 4-months-old, she set up literacy and numeracy flashcards to help him learn visually.
At 8-months-old, the child began sounding out letters phonetically. He also started to enjoy writing numbers and even solving math problems on his whiteboard.
“He loves to ask so many questions and is so loving. He’s also very head strong and passionate about learning. It blows my mind, because he is only two-years-old,” Jazelle shared.
“I have never had experience with a child like him, and I’m saying that with over 10 years experience in early years education. We are currently on the hunt for an educational psychologist to assess Isaiah as we believe he is a child of high potential and upon research, could be gifted,” she added.
Jazelle shares videos of Isaiah’s learning journey on his Instagram account that currently has over 26,600 followers.