e hënë, 18 qershor 2007

Wonder Soccer Kid

The boy is Nikon Jevtic. He's from Serbia and only 10 and supposed to be the miracle child of football.
Nikon Jevtic has signed a contract with the Spanish team Valencia!
This still very young football player is considered as one of the biggest talents of his age in the whole world. Valencia isn’t the first big team in Europe where Nikon plays for. Before his move to Valencia he already played for Arsenal, VfB Stuttgart and Austria Wien.

Another quality of Nikon is the 3 languages he already knows at this young age, and that without going to school. The Jevtic family moved to Great-Britain in 1987 because of the war in Yugoslavia and it was in those times that his older sister, Milly, taught him English.

When Alex Ferguson (Manchester Utd) saw a movie of Nikon Jevtic he was very impressed, Nikon could already cope with crosses of 70 metres and he could bang in one corner after another without hitting something else but the nets!

After a while his father had to move to Germany for his work and so did the Jevtic family. Nikon joined VfB Stuttgart where he learned the German language, and later on he moved to the youth academy of Austria Wien. He played many many great matches, and even against the German (under 18) national team he managed to score 6 goals! Of course it didn’t take to long before the big clubs where knocking on the door. It’s said that Valencia paid a large sum for him, but the exact amount isn’t clear.

Also media interaction isn’t a big deal for Nikon, he already practised on his signature and he has the nickname 'El Maestro'. He also has a personal trainer, his 22 years old brother Nestor (who’s an excellent football player himself) and a manager.

Wonder Brainiac Kid

Teen Graduates Early, With a Double Major

David Banh, an 18-year-old from Annandale, just graduated from the University of Virginia in one year. With a double major.

David Banh of Annandale took more than 60 credits at U-Va. within a year.

His college education, almost entirely covered by a patchwork of scholarships, cost him about $200. And he sold back textbooks for more than that. Now he's starting graduate study at U-Va. with a research grant.

So at this point, he's technically running a profit.

He's upending two trends: Most students take longer to graduate than you might think -- about two-thirds of freshmen at four-year colleges in Virginia manage to finish within six years. And tuition gets more expensive every year.

He was helped by the fact that U-Va., as a public school, costs a lot less than most private colleges. And that the university accepted many of his Advanced Placement credits from high school; many of the most selective private schools wouldn't. As it was, he doubled up on course credits and took more physics over the summer to finish his second major.

Many professors would like students to explore and experiment in college rather than cram in as much as possible at top speed.

Still, "I've never seen anything like that before," said Donald Ramirez, professor and associate chairman of mathematics at U-Va.

"He's one of a kind," said Vicki Doff, his counselor at the competitive magnet Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Fairfax County. "Absolutely amazing kid academically, incredibly persistent, bright, focused and determined. His academic record was second to none. I've been here over 20 years, and I've never had a student take the course load he did in his years here."

She used to worry he was doing too much. "And he usually proved me wrong."

Banh was born and grew up in Fairfax, the eldest son of parents who came to the United States from Vietnam in the 1980s.

Even in elementary school, he was trying to get ahead. His bus driver in kindergarten told his mom that the boy would do problems or talk about lessons on the bus with the other children, Kim Banh said. In second grade, he told her he was bored and wanted harder math problems.

David’s “Do Hard Things” Mentality

David seems to have adopted Mr. Edison’s famous adage while still in high school, taking as many advanced placement exams as he could and amassing an incredible 72 credits. He wisely used the teen years as they were intended, as a training ground and launching pad for the rest of his life. With that hard work done, David was halfway to his bachelor’s degree before the start of his first college semester.

At that point he could have breezed through a normal college course load and still finished two years early. But he didn’t. Instead he chose to continue the approach he took in high school: Hard work. But after signing up for 23 credit hours the first semester—most students take around 15—he found himself still with more free time than he had in high school.

Knowing that he would have to take out student loans if he continued a second year, David decided it made a lot more sense to just finish in a single year. An unheard of 37-credit second semester completed his mathematics major, with a final summer class getting him the three additional credits he needed for a double major in physics. He graduated last month.

“From the very beginning, I was amazed,” David’s mathematics professor, Irena Lasiecka, told the Daily Progress. “He was definitely the best student in the class, and also the most mature even though he was younger.”

Why We Do Hard Things

From what I can gather from the articles available, David is not a Christian. Yet we can still commend his work ethic. The way he continually pushed himself in high school and college to “do hard things” is an excellent example to rebelutionaries.

With his brains and talent, David could have easily coasted through high school and college. Instead he diligently applied himself to a season of intense study; even when it kept him from other enjoyable activities; even when his friends thought he was slightly insane. What was his motivation? Saving time and money.

This is how rebelutionaries differ from the David Banhs’ and Michael Sessions’ of the world and why I pray they will be far less rare. As Christians, as rebelutionaries, we have far better reasons to do hard things. Here are three of them:

1.) A higher purpose: To glorify our Creator. It’s not about us.

2.) A greater strength: The work of the Holy Spirit. Not our own strength.

3.) A sweeter joy: Knowing Christ as Savior. Saved by grace alone.

Friends, these are priceless biblical truths. Stories like David’s turn our society’s expectations of teenagers upside down. They demonstrates how capable young people can be if they apply themselves. They prove the power of a young man dedicated to a dream. But friends, as Christians we have a calling that is higher than any earthly dream and a power beyond any human strength.

Wonder Doctor Kid

In February last, Akrit Jaswal, the miracle kid appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show. Akrit is a child prodigy who has been termed a genius right after his birth in 1993. When Oprah asked if he could understand Shakespeare at the mere age of four he answered, "I could understand it. That's why I was reading it".

Years ago, footage emerged from a remote village in India. The video shows a young girl receiving surgery to separate her fingers, which were badly burned and fused together. Why did this operation make headlines around the world? The surgery was performed by a 7-year-old boy named Akrit Jaswal; a teenager from Himachal Pradesh, India .

Now 13 years old, Akrit has an IQ of 146 and is considered the smartest person his age in Indi; a country of more than a billion people. This is an IQ level that beats even that of Albert Einstein. Before Akrit could even speak, his parents say they knew he was special.

"He learned very fast," says Raksha, Akrit's mother. "After learning the alphabet, we started to teach him joining of words, and he started writing as well. He was two." While in class II he cleared exams meant for class V. His mother realized he was special when he would answer graduate level questions.

At an age when most children are learning their ABCs, Akrit was reading Shakespeare and assembling a library of medical textbooks. When he was 5 years old, he enrolled in school. One year later, Akrit was teaching English and math classes.

Akrit developed a passion for science and anatomy at an early age. Doctors at local hospitals took notice and started allowing him to observe surgeries when he was 6 years old. Inspired by what he saw, Akrit read everything he could on the topic. When an impoverished family heard about his amazing abilities, they asked if he would operate on their daughter for free. Her surgery was a success.

After the surgery, Akrit was hailed as a medical genius in India. Neighbors and strangers flocked to him for advice and treatment. At age 11, Akrit was admitted to Punjab University. He's the youngest student ever to attend an Indian university. That same year, he was also invited to London's famed Imperial College to exchange ideas with scientists on the cutting edge of medical research.

Akrit says he has millions of medical ideas, but he's currently focused on developing a cure for cancer. "I've developed a concept called oral gene therapy on the basis of my research and my theories," he says. "I'm quite dedicated towards working on this mechanism."

Growing up, Akrit says he used to see cancer patients lying on the side of the road because they couldn't afford treatment or hospitals had no space for them. Now, he wants to use his intellect to ease their suffering. "[I've been] going to hospitals since the age of 6, so I have seen first hand people suffering from pain," he says. "I get very sad, and so that's the main motive of my passion about medicine, my passion about cancer."

Currently, Akrit is working toward a bachelor's degrees in zoology, botany and chemistry. Someday, he hopes to continue his studies at Harvard University.

However, Akrit’s progress came at a price: frustrated with the perceived lack of support for his gifted son, Akrit’s father became depressed and left the family home some time back, telling him not to get in touch until Akrit had found a cure for cancer. Adored by his self-sacrificing mother and treated as a genius, Akrit has no doubt he will do this. Akrit does not come from a rich family.

Watch out for this boy in the days to come.

Wonder Marathon Kid

Budhia Singh (born 2002) is a five-year-old (as of 2007) Indian boy and the world's youngest marathon runner. Generally considered an athletic phenomenon, Budhia has participated in (and finished) races of up to 60 kilometers (37.3 miles) in roughly six hours and thirty minutes.

He runs seven hours at a stretch, sometimes as much as 48km (30 miles). On a daily basis.

When Budhia's father died some years ago, his mother, who washes dishes in Bhubaneswar, capital of the eastern Indian state of Orissa, was unable to provide for her four children.

She sold Budhia to a man for 800 rupees ($20).

But the young boy came to the attention of Biranchi Das, a judo coach and the secretary of the local judo association.

Mr Das said he noticed Budhia's talent when scolding him for being a bully.

"Once, after he had done some mischief, I asked him to keep running till I came back," Mr Das told the BBC.

"I got busy in some work. When I came back after five hours, I was stunned to find him still running."


Mr Das, also the president of the residents' association of the run-down area where Budhia used to live, summoned the man who had bought Budhia and paid him his 800 rupees back.

Then started a strict diet and exercise regimen that saw Budhia adding a few kilometres to his daily marathon every few days.

In place of a few lumps of rice that he used to get at his mother's place, he now has a diet of eggs, milk, soybean and meat.

He starts running at 05.00 each day and does not stop till noon.

After a few stretching exercises, he has lunch and goes for a siesta.

At 16.00 it is time to run again.

Budhia is enjoying his stay at the judo hostel. "I can run and eat to my heart's content here," he says.

His speech is not yet easy to understand. Though he has yet to go to school, he has completed learning the alphabet of Oriya, the local language.

Budhia's coach has now set his eyes on a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.

That, he says, will be possible when he can run for 90km at a stretch.

"I have no doubt whatsoever that he will achieve it soon", Mr Das says.

Budhia enters his name in the Limca Book of Records

On May 1, 2006, Budhia Singh from Orissa completed a record breaking 65 kilometer (km) run from Jagannath temple, Puri to Bhubaneshwar. He was accompanied by his coach Biranchi Das and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans. This feat was registered in the Limca Book of Records

Wonder Swimmer Kid

Swimming across a stretch of open water in what we can only hope were highly supervised conditions is far-removed from that life-threatening Dickensian practice. However, when five-year-old boys (or rather their parents) speak of laying down the gauntlet to seven-year-old boys to see which is fastest and capable of a 6km sea swim, you have to wonder about the sanity of it all.

After successfully crossing the Mactan Channel, Justin Daniel Junio, a five-year-old from Manila, now wants to challenge the record set by Braxton Bilbrey, a seven-year-old American boy who became the youngest swimmer in May to cross a 2.25km stretch from Alcatraz Island to the shores of San Francisco, California.

Young Justin swam for almost two hours to cover the 6km crossing of the Mactan Channel last Sunday. Ma. Vilena, the boy's mother, told her local Inquirer that the family is now working on plans to travel to the United States to challenge Bilbrey.

Someone needs to finance their trip, accommodation and "Justin's training". Let us pray no fool with his money comes forward.

"If we go to the United States, my son has to be trained for the weather and water temperature. The weather and water temperature there are different and Justin needs a suit for that. We are afraid he may suffer from hypothermia if he does not train there," said Justin's mum.

There is no question that her son is being properly cared for: he showed no signs of fatigue from his effort, reports suggest, while October 15 brings an appointment with his "medical team at the Philippine General Hospital", to check that all is well.

His father, Florencio, is a retired Air Force colonel with the Philippine Air Force. The family took a tour of the mayoralities of the cities of Lapu-Lapu, Mandaue and Cebu as a way of saying thank you to the Cebuanos for their hospitality during Justin's big swim. The family are now planning to live in Cebu.

There is no impediment to encouraging children to swim across a 6km stretch of open sea. To turn that into a competitive pursuit for pre-school kids, however, could attract those who have far less regard for the welfare of their children than the Junio family does.

Meanwhile, young Justin should be having so much fun (beyond the glare of publicity) that by the time he's 15 it proves impossible to drag him away from the water form at least another 15 years, if not a lifetime.

Indian Wonder Kid wants Bill Gates out of the game

We are all guilty. Incapable, insane, inept and impractical in believing that success is unachievable. That it cannot elude for long if one is determined to accomplish it is proved by Kuval Sanam Chintala, a 11-year-old computer whizz-kid who has done the country proud.

While others of his age spend most of their time complaining about their hectic schedule, Kuval has chosen to dispel the belief by equipping himself with the prestigious A+Certification online examination in hardware technology conducted by the US-based Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA).

Modesty personified

The fact that he is the youngest to pass the test across the country has not gone into his head.

His modesty reflects in his choice to stay calm even while keeping his spirits high while talking to the media that has been chasing the boy ever since his achievement.

A student of Nalanda Vidya Niketan, Kuval is the only child of C. Siva Kumar, who himself has his fingers in many pies, and Jhansi, a housewife.

BDPS manager Hari, who trained the boy, pointed out that he hesitated to accept Mater Sanam as his student.

"There is spark in the boy. He will become a big asset for the computer world. He will bring many more laurels," Mr. Hari said.

Kuval intends to further ignite his inquisitive instinct by preparing for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). Unperturbed by initial fears, he let his heart rule his head and decided to go ahead with the examination.

His strong wish to be in complete charge of his life has seen him through the whole exercise with flying colours. Candidates aspiring for the certificate have to pass two online tests within a gap of 90 days.

Potter fan

When free, Kuval likes reading books. He loves burying himself in all the three volumes of Harry Potter. "I got the books from my school library and thoroughly enjoyed the unique experience of being transformed into the magic world of Harry Potter," he says with excitement. Ask him if he likes playing, he is quick to reply: "Why doing something simply because others of my age enjoy doing so. I want to deviate from a routine option that fails to challenge my mind," he says as a matter of fact.

Kuval has mastered the mantra that brings clarity of thought and concentration at a very young age. Achievement and success for him mean being in a position to realise the potential one has been gifted with.

"I knew from day one of joining the four-month course that passing the exam would be a cakewalk," he says, with a twinkle in his eyes.

It's a joy permeating deep inside and reflecting in the glow on his face.

Not ready to let his son's exceptional skills go waste, Siva Kumar has plans to further groom the boy. "Unlike what one would like to believe, there has been no grinding regimen for him.

He kept himself glued to the computer for most part of the four months. Since he seemed to enjoy it thoroughly, I did not disturb him," he says with pride.

A joyful Master Sanam kept dangling the colourful pack that contained `VB.net' certification he got from Microsoft.

He would show people the signature of Bill Gates on the certificate. He received Microsoft badge and ID cards.

"With the help of these, I can visit any Microsoft office. I visited Hyderabad office several times," said the kid with a beaming smile.

Ask Kuval his ultimate wish. "Bill Gates would be no match to my calibre in the days to come," says the boy with conviction.

Wonder Kid Poetry

The Wonder Kid
(author uknown)

It's tough sometimes to be a dad,
Especially when your kid is bad.
You wonder why she did what she did
And why she's not a wonder kid.

A wonder kid is always good.
A wonder kid does what she should.
A wonder kid is never bad.
A wonder kid makes daddies glad.

She doesn't shout, she doesn't fight,
She goes to bed on time each night.
She makes her bed, she eats her peas,
She always says, "yes, sir" and "please."

She never whines and never mopes.
She likes to bathe, and uses soap.
She chews her food, she doesn't slurp,
And when she's through she doesn't burp.

She wears her mittens when it freezes.
She's kind to pets and never teases.
She cares for toys and likes to share them.
Her clothes get cleaner as she wears them.

"Did you ever hear of such a kid?"
I asked my kid, who never did.
And then, oh boy, was I surprised
When my little girl apologized:

"I'm sorry for the thing I did.
I wish I were a wonder kid.
I wish that I could make you glad.
I love you so, my wonder Dad."

I hemmed and hawed, I coughed and sputtered,
The butterflies in my stomach fluttered.
I'd focused on her faults, but she
Had only seen the good in me.

It's tough sometimes to be a kid,
Especially when Dad blows his lid.
You wonder how he gets that way,
And why he takes so long to say:

"I love you too, I'm really glad
To know you think I'm a wonder dad,
And I wouldn't change you, not a bit --
You already are a WONDER KID"

Wonder Pupil Kid

Looking at this three and a half year old boy who has just entered the school, people wonder how come such a small brain could hold so much.

His capabilities are just amazing and unbelievable. The abilities of the tiny brain range from the chanting of Kanagadhara slogam, by-heart, to computer painting using the paint brush software.

R.V. Adith, son of R. Velmurugan and Meenakshi born on September 16, 1998 was just like any other ordinary child till he was 18 months old. His talents came to light when he was in the cradle itself.

What was initially dismissed off as something rattled or blabbered by a child attempting to speak was later found to be an effort by the child to chant the Kanagadhara slogam.

The baffled parents on introspection realised that the child had inherited the same from his mother who regularly chanted the slogam during pregnancy and even during the post-natal period.

Computer savvy.

The abilities of the boy in pre-KG at Pollachi seemed to be wide ranging. Not merely chanting of slogams it included identifying the flags of 189 countries and naming their capitals. At a function organised for felicitating the child, the boy was tested by the organisers who wanted to see if he was trained to identify only in a serial order. Perhaps the skill could be merely an exercise of memorising, they thought.

They shuffled the cards and grilled the child with questions. Flabbergast were the organisers when Adith proved his mettle by identifying the countries and the capital without taking any time to recollect.

In addition to this, he can tell you the names of all the sixty Tamil years by-heart besides identifying flowers and fruits, nearly 100 leaders both national and international besides historic places.

Like any other child, he has a fantasy for motor vehicles, but, he is one step ahead. He can identify and give you the exact brand of the latest cars. Anything known and seen once gets registered in his brain automatically. The child can identify and name the latest communication gadgets like cellular telephone, computer, teleprinter, fax and modem. Apart from his mother tongue, Tamil, he is able to understand and speak English. Kannada from those living on the premises, he has started learning Hindi from his mother. His desire for learning and knowing things seems to be unending, for chess is his latest favourite.

The child is invited to exhibit his distinctive talents at any function that is organised in the district. Chemistry can be an aversion for many, but it is yet another play for Adith. He is familiar with the equations and formulas for various metals besides its abbreviations.

Not merely going by talents, his parents took him for a test on his IQ in a leading hospital in Coimbatore. The doctors said that an IQ level of 120 was considered superior but the boy had an IQ level of nearly 189. The doctors conducted seguine form board test when the boy was just nearing three and said that though the physical age was only three, the boy's mental age was that of a four year old child. For the nomination sent by his parents, the Guinness Book of World Records and the Limca Book of Records have acknowledged to confirm the claim with the help of the research departments.


If anyone of you is interested to get more information about this Wonder Kid, please email me anytime at allwonderkids@gmail.com .

Something you should watch

Watch here her very first video, that was directed in one single day.
I offer you both original(romanian) and english version of the song.

East European Wonder

As I promised, I will start with a girl that has changed all my knowledge about kids.
In 2006 World Guiness Book awarded her the WGB VIP Prize, for being the youngest singer of the year. At only 3, she managed to release an album, with a single that made the world tour. She also managed to sell 250.000+ albums in 3 months.
When, in autumn, she offered her only concert in Chisinau, the tickets were bought one month in advance. The hall was arhi-full, and people bribed the security , just to get there, even though they had to stay, because there were no chairs available.
She managed to offer a 2-hour live concert by herself, accompanied by her beloved father.
And all that at the age of 3. Please correct me if I am wrong when I say that this girl, is a Wonder Kid!
This year her album will be presented in 10 more countries from Europe, Asia and America.


Welcome to my blog. Even though I still do not have children, I intend to have at least five of them. When I go to friends of mine and have the possibility to play with small kids, I am the happiest man on Earth in those moments.
In this blog I will show you a lot of kids talk, sing and act like grown-ups, while there agers still scratch the noses in the kindergarten.
All your comments are welcomed!