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Impressive 1-year-old shows off advanced motor skills in three seashell game with dad

Video footage captured the adorable moment a one-year-old baby proved his genius by playing undercut ball with his father.

Mikey Nathaniel Hutchinson, originally from the Caribbean island of Grenada, has already shown himself to be blessed with incredible memory and motor skills in the first year of his life.

The video shows nimble baby Mikey, as he is affectionately known, grabbing the right cup holding the ball each time, sometimes making his decision in a second.

Parents Rena Nathaniel, 32, instructional design manager and Mikey Hutchinson, 37, journalist and program host, say the incident was not one-time.

Mikey, who celebrated his first birthday in August this year, with his parents Rena Nathaniel, 32, instructional design manager and Mikey Hutchinson, 37, journalist and program host

Smart one-year-old Mikey Nathaniel Hutchinson is unbeatable in the three-shell game and correctly points to the cup holding the ball every time

His dad quickly changes cups but Mikey still has his eyes on the ball

Intelligent one-year-old Mikey Nathaniel Hutchinson is unbeatable at three-shell play and correctly points to the cup holding the ball every time

“The captured video was my first time playing this game with it and I was amazed at its accuracy and decided to record the experience,” Mikey dad explained. “The focus and precision shown in the video is how it normally behaves.

“During his first few months, we noticed that he had incredible memory and motor skills.”

The father said Mikey, who is an only child, was able to remember an action or game for hours, if not days, after they were shown to him and added that he was a very energetic baby.

Although they can’t be sure, the parents believe that Rena’s efforts to sing for Mikey before he was born could have helped his development.

Mikey said, “During the pregnancy her mom read to her and played music to her, we even talked to her. He recognized this with a few kicks.

As future parents, we made sure to create an ideal environment for its development.

“Her mother went the extra mile to keep a positive and peaceful state of mind at all times.”

Yet despite efforts to remain calm, the first time parents said her birth was a “scary experience.”

Mikey's parents say they thought he nearly died at birth due to his low heart rate - adding it was a

Mikey’s parents say they thought he almost died at birth due to his low heart rate – adding it was a “difficult delivery”. In the photo, as a newborn

Smart baby Mikey playing with his mom Rena (pictured, together), while wearing matching pajamas

Smart baby Mikey playing with his mom Rena (pictured, together), while wearing matching pajamas

His father added: “We believe he almost died from his low heart rate. It was a difficult delivery. The Dr had to take extra steps to ensure his safe arrival.

Despite a difficult start, the youngster is incredibly sociable, his parents say:

“Mikey always smiles and greets strangers,” they added. “He has no trouble quickly getting to know people he’s never met before.

For the first six months of life, baby Mikey was only breastfed.

He is still breastfed with a regular diet, say the keen parents, who plan to continue raising him on the quiet island of Granada, which has a small population of 110,000.

Mikey's parents say he is a very social kid who enjoys interacting with new people.  In the photo playing with a toy

Mikey’s parents say he is a very social kid who enjoys interacting with new people. In the photo playing with a toy

Here, Mikey is seen driving a toy car around his play yard, further testing his motor skills

Here, Mikey is seen driving a toy car around his play yard, further testing his motor skills

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