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Every child is talented and unique in a way or another and it’s up to the mother to try decoding more than the clear and obvious truth to be able to point out her child’s talent and the field of competence he can excel in. While some children have the ability to manage words, some others may feel excited when surrounded by papers and color pens and many of them shine like stars in parks and playgrounds and surpass their peers in playing on swing sets and slides.
So, if you want to spot your kid’s talent and field of competence, try to look for some special signs, including:
High curiosity along with early development on three general levels:
Motor skills (does your child have the ability to easily perform small and large motor skills?)
Quantities (Is your child quick in absorbing information? Is he capable of making long and complicated sentences? Does he have a long attention span? Does he know lots of words and terms?)
Comparisons (Does your child find more than a way to use toys and tools? Does he have a creative approach to activities? Does he try to find creative solutions to problems he’s facing? Does he understand very well grownup questions and answers more than other children his age?)
Your child will likely be talented, if:
- He sits for a long period of time listening to a book, and then asks to listen to it again.
- He walked or talked and/ or showed interest in the alphabet at an early age.
- He’s interested in numbers and time and understands their concepts.
- He’s capable of doing puzzles dedicated to older children.
- He shows a great sensitiveness towards music.
- He’s able to remember a complicated event and talk about it after a while.
- He enjoys a high level of humor and he knows the meaning of novelty.
- He can clearly tell stories or recall events with appropriate endings.
- He’s able to apprehend and recite songs and poems very quickly.
- He expresses his impatience and his inability to bear the restraints limiting his capacities (and that’s what usually happens when the mind wants to perform tasks that the body can’t do).
- He strongly reacts to a situation he finds unfair.
- He organizes, arranges and sorts out things regularly, and then gives them names.
- He’s paramount in responding to instructions, multitasking and understanding the concept of causes and consequences.
And the most important thing after you early spot the talent of your kid is to grant him all the support he needs to develop that talent and push it to high levels, without pressuring him or transforming his childhood into hell!
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