"Congratulations to Haryz for his invitation to join Mensa," said John Stevenage, chief executive of British Mensa, in a statement to CNN. "He is obviously a very intelligent young man and we are happy to welcome him to Mensa."
Along with his assessment by a psychologist, Haryz's Stanford-Binet score played a big role in his acceptance by British Mensa, Mensa spokesman Charles Brown told CNN. The test consists of a combination of math, reading, memorization and logical thinking questions.
Just your typical & # 39; 3 years old
Haryz's mother, an engineer who lives in Durham, England, says her family knew he was special even before Mensa. In Kumon, the after-school math and reading program, he was appointed last September to the honor roll of advanced students in both disciplines. Although she refers to him as her "mini brain box", the little genius is a normal child by all other standards.
"He is very typical of his 3-year-old son," said Asyikin. "He really loves painting and reading books, really anything from arts and crafts. He loves to play with Legos and Play-Doh, especially …"
And when he's not painting or building, Haryz likes to sing.
"We are very proud and happy for Haryz," Asyikin told CNN. "He is not only good in academic terms, but he is like other children who love to play and grow. We know that he will pay a lot to society in the future."