This episode is all about wonder kids – all kinds of them! And you’re definitely going to wonder, “How do they do that?”
To paraphrase a famous saying, kids do the darndest things. And these wonder kids do their thing better than anyone else. These kids have game, are a cut above the rest and like eight-year-old Miles Brown from Oxnard, California, have all the right moves.
“When I first started hearing Michael Jackson music it made me…want to dance.” -Miles Brown
— Charee H. ღ (@chareelenee) March 1, 2013
Lots of 9-year-old kids play youth football. But very few play as well as Sam Gordon from Salt Lake City. The running back has become a viral sensation, but that’s not the only reason she’s a Wonder Kid! The coolest thing about Sam is that she’s a girl!
“I just didn’t want to play in a girl league.” -Sam Gordon
Watching @katieshow makes me think “Why can’t my little sister be talented?” lol.
— Ginger Anahi (@gingyspicee) March 1, 2013
When five-year-old Keith O’Dell Jr. from Gloversviille, New York was still in diapers, his parents handed him a pool stick. It turned out this tot could really work the table.
“My phone wouldn’t stop ringing. We figured it was kind of a big deal.” -Keith O’Dell
Watching wonder kids on @katiecouric really makes you realize how old and talentless you are lol
— Private Benjamin(@Colourmefreee) March 1, 2013
11-year-old Emily Bear from Rockford, Illinois began playing piano at just 18-months-old. When she was six, she played at the White House and by nine, she was playing at Carnegie Hall. Now, Emily is the ripe old age of 11 and is still wowing everyone she meets.
“It’s like she breathes music.” -Andrea Bear
@katieshow that little pianist Emily was so brilliant it made me cry!
— Cindy (@nanasmamee) March 1, 2013
Lori Anne Madison from Woodbridge, Virginia seems like your average seven-year-old, but she’s far from it. Little Lori Anne is a word wiz who can spell almost anything, and she made history when she became the youngest contestant to ever qualify for the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
“It feels like a dream every day when I wake up.” -Lori Anne Madison
— athena klimis (@theeny_beeny) March 1, 2013
Don’t let Channah Zeitung’s small size fool you. This tiny tot from San Diego is turning heads in the Taekwondo world. At just four-years-old, Channah is a martial arts dynamo and holds two national titles.
“She’s ranked number one in the United States.” -Trish Church
— Sarah Presslor (@sarahme220) March 1, 2013
Now it’s time for Follow Up Friday! You tweeted, you posted and we listened. Here’s what you had to say about this week’s shows:
— Debra McTighe (@Debra_McTighe) March 1, 2013