Meet Yeji, Lifetime’s Child Genius Star Obsessed With Books
When you were a kid, did your parents ever tell you, “No more reading for today?”
In a day and age where electronics consume childhoods, many parents struggle to get their children to put down the phone or tablet and pick up a paperback book. Getting some kids to read can be like pulling teeth, but not for Lifetime’s Child Genius star, Yeji. Yeji and her family moved to the US when she was three, and it took her about a year to learn English. She could speak English so fluently that often times people were not aware that it was her second language.
At age 11, when she first appeared on the popular reality show, she had an IQ of approximately 146. Her mother says, “By the end of kindergarten, Yeji was done with the Harry Potter series and Chronicle of Narnia series.” While there’s no strict age range for these books, Barnes & Nobel suggests that these types of series are usually for those in middle grades (ages nine to twelve).
Yeji says that during the school year, she doesn’t get to read as often as she’d like. That being one to two books a day. During the summer, she reads up to ten books a day! Her mother has to stop her or else she says she could read all day. See what else this avid reader has to say about her book obsession.
Parents Magazine offers tips on how to get kids to love reading as much as Yeji. Some helpful ways to do so include; creating a themed reading nook, celebrate author’s birthdays, start a book club, and set a good example by reading lots yourself.
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