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Nineteen-Month-Old Boy Already Knows How to Read

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Carter Whiteside

Little genius Carter Whiteside has learned how to read at just 19 months old, to the pride of his mother LaToya. A video posted by his mother shows the baby prodigy effortlessly reading flashcards with words.

While most babies his age are just finding out where their nose is, Carter from North Carolina can already read over 300 words, while his peers learn to read this capacity between ages 5-6.

The video shows the little boy reading words such as end, do and eat while sitting on the bed.

Taking each of the flashcards in turn, Carter knows exactly which word he has hold of, even though he still finds it hard to pronounce it correctly.

"He can count to 50 and reads over 300 words. He reads signs everywhere we go so I'm sure he knows more than even I am aware, " shares his proud mother on Facebook.

Carter began recognizing letters when he was just 7 months old. He began putting whole words together after turning 1 year old.

While most babies at that age can pronounce up to 10 words, 19-month-old Carter's ability to count to 50 and read so many words make him truly phenomenal.

Babies that make attempts to read and even succeed in doing so, possess one of the signs that that baby is a born genius. So far, researchers have found that child prodigies, even those who are still babies, prefer encyclopedias over fairy tales.

The unusual tendency of getting a hobby is also a sign that the baby is naturally gifted with an exceptional mind. If it begins to collect plants or shows its own incentive for playing a musical instrument, it's a sure sign that the child will have a very high IQ.

From an early age, these types of kids usually speak correctly, express themselves in a more mature way and use a rich vocabulary that differs from that of their peers.