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I dont understand the meaning of gifted child so am wondering if DS is one or not. He turned 3 in september. From the age of 15 months he could say and recognise the alphabet. He can now read all numbers 1-100, 100,200,300 etc upto 1000. He can spell ten, dad, mum, pig, cat, dog, hat, cup. Knows all the states of Australia including tassie. Can read all days of the week. Can tell me what o'clock it is. I have also noticed i only have to spell a word (doing 3 letter ones to start off with) 3 or 4 times before he seems to pick it up. Is this what they called gifted or is this normal 3yo learning? And if he is how do i support him? He seems to have a faster way of learning then i ever did! What tools do i need to arm myself with to help him develope more? Thanks
it sounds like you have an incredibly clever little boy! At the moment id just do what you are doing. Id let painting,drawing playdough be a big part of the week take him to the library, if you live close to enough to a a museum and the zoo parks etc that could benefit him.but it sounds like you sounds like you are doing a good job also scitech is a good place for learning!
I don't know if he's gifted. I would say he's a bit young to say yet. What I would say is work out where his strengths and interests lie and support them. If he's into dinosaurs, borrow books from the library all about the different types and periods of the earth. Integrate those books into bedtime story time like we do. Buy him basic home reader type books with the basic words and sounds.
The secret is working out his passion and supporting it. As the parent of a very bright child I get the vibes that people think we hothouse bc of the things our DD comes out with. We do not do that :no: There is a big difference between hothousing and nurturing their talent. Do the latter and you will set your child up for a life of knowledge and confidence :)
He sounds highly intelligent, but one of the signs of giftedness is they learn with 1-2 repititions, and intelligent people learn in 3-4. There are many others signs such as mature sense of humour. An iq of 130+ is the main indicator, but the test is flawed. Follow your sons lead and keep him stimulated. He sounds very special and you will learn more about his potential as he develops. It might be helpful to focus on music and arts at this age, but follow his lead. Good luck!
(I'm a special needs incl gifted and talented teacher)
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