This list explores top 10 most genius child prodigies in various fields from around the world. Priyanshi Somani is a mental calculator from India. At the age of 11, she was the youngest participant of the Mental Calculation World Cup 2010 and won the overall title.
On the other hand, adults we classify as creative geniuses are individuals who have invented or discovered something new, something that changes their domain.
Countless child prodigies lose interest in their area of talent and drop out; others become experts in their area as adults.
Only a tiny few become creative adult “geniuses.” It is impossible to predict which course a life will take.
Prodigies whose parents push them hard, and who expect them to grow up to be stars, may come to the conclusion that being a prodigy was a curse. Parents who relax, and make it clear that being a prodigy does not define their child’s future, are more likely to have a child who grows up to think being a prodigy was on the whole a good thing.
But the skill of being a child prodigy is qualitatively different from the “skill” of being a creative genius.
Child prodigies master an adult domain that has already been invented – whether it is perspective drawing, mathematics, chess, tennis or music.Children may have difficulty mastering certain developmental tasks or academic subjects.We also provide suggestions on how to help kids when they are struggling.Ellen Winner is a psychology professor at Boston College, where she directs the Arts and Mind Lab, which focuses on cognition in the arts in typical and gifted children.She is the author of "Gifted Children: Myths and Realities." Updated May 20, 2015, AM Joey Alexander, the most recent child prodigy to be in the news, shows us the positive side of young genius. You can see it in how he moves as he plays, and how he talks. These ten junior celebrities are proof that yes, you can.