When babies are a year old, they're learning to walk and talk.
But in Lubbock, Texas, there is a 17-month-old girl with curly blonde hair, a beautiful smile and an incredible gift.
Elizabeth Barrett is 17-months-old.
She looks and acts like most babies her age, but Elizabeth is different.
"She can read sentences," says Katy Barrett, Elizabeth's mom.
"She can read more words than we can count."
Katy, a speech pathologist, is married to Michael, another speech pathologist, and they say most people don't believe their infant is a reader.
"The joke is since we see kids with language problems, we think anybody with normal language skills is a genius," smiles Katy.
"But as time goes on, it's harder to deny that she's exceptional."
The Barretts have been reading to Elizabeth since she was born.
Now, she reads along.
During play time, Katy writes a word on paper and Elizabeth figures it out.
"What does this say, excited."
Katy is convinced that sign language helped launch her daughter's reading skills partly by watching shows like "Signing Times" on public television.
But we still weren't convinced.
So I wrote down the word "ball."
"Okay Elizabeth. What is this word?"
"Wow! I wrote down ball."
My cameraman wanted to try.
So he tried another one, banana.
"Banana. That's a banana."
"Are you impressed?"
"I'm very impressed."
So we played, "stump the baby."
It was obvious, Elizabeth talks like she's one, but she reads like she's seven.
So what does her doctor think?
"At 14 months to be able to read avocado, I was floored," explains Pediatrician, Dr. Steve Stripling.
But rather than impress the doctor, the Barretts say they were just hoping he would rule out any condition, like autism.
"She does not appear to be autistic at all," the Doctor stated.
"It looks like this child is going to be completely normal and, likely, will be a great resource for humanity, being as smart as she is."
Elizabeth read all the words, and even when she was getting tired she read the last one.
The Barretts tell me its not bragging rights.
But a call for help that motivates them.
To put Elizabeth on TV?
"We'd love to have access to professionals who can help us know what to do next for her," says Katy.
In the meantime, it's a game to chase down Elizabeth and challenge her skills.
"What is it?"