|Tips#1: Read Together Every Day|
|Read to your child every day. Make this a warm and loving time when the two of you can cuddle close together. Bedtime is an especially great time for reading together.|
|Tips#2: Give Everything A Name|
|You can build comprehension skills early, even with the littlest child. Play games that involve naming or pointing to objects. Say things like, "Where's your nose?" and then, "Where's Mommy's nose?" Or touch your child's nose and say, "What's this?"|
Who is a Gifted Child?
Many studies have indicated that the intelligence quotient of the children differs from one individual to another. This difference is seen not only among children of different ages but between children of the same age group also. On the basis of this children are classified into the average, the backward and the gifted group. All the teacher training program educators do not agree about the level of intelligence required for a child to be considered gifted. Some psychologists believe that an intelligence quotient of 200 denotes exceptional gifts while others believe that the gifted child must have an I.Q. of 140. Children with an intelligence quotient even higher than 140 can be accepted as exceptionally gifted. It has been calculated that only one out of 400 children belongs to this category. Such exceptionally gifted children have an intelligence quotient ranging between 140 and 190. But an I.Q. of 170 or more is rarely seen, while an, I.Q. between 140 and 150 is more common.
Characteristics of the Gifted Child by Early Childhood Education
The gifted child differs from the average child in other respect also, in addition to his greater intelligence. Psychologically, the gifted child is frequently better build and emotionally better balanced than the average child. Apparently, the gifted children enjoy the benefits of nature and environment. Most of such children are born into families with a fairly high school and economic level. They, therefore belong to the more well-to-do group of families with the result that the care lavished on them, the food provided, the education, etc are all considerably better than enjoyed by the average child.
|Tips#3: Say How Much You Enjoy Reading Together|
|Tell your child how much you enjoy reading with him or her. Look forward to this time you spend together. Talk about "story time" as the favorite part of your day.|
|Tips#4: Be Interactive|
|Engage your child so he or she will actively listen to a story. Discuss what's happening, point out things on the page, and answer your child's questions. Ask questions of your own and listen to your child's responses.|
Frequently, the gifted child is one to two inches taller and a few pounds heavier than the average child. At the time of joining school, such children are seen to be 4 or 5 pound heavier than the others. At the age of 15, such children are 10 to 15 pound heavier. In addition to this gifted children do not normally suffer from headaches, they have clearer skins, they are less irritable, less inclined to exhaustion and less susceptible to such common maladies as cold. In one study a group of 220 successful and 170 unsuccessful candidates suffered from fewer physical defects than the successful ones. In this case there was one exception, since the gifted competitors were found to suffer from a higher incidence of visual defects. One possible explanation of this may be their excessive use of the eyes in reading and study. But psychologically they were neither weak nor dwarfed. In fact, they were taller and heavier.
It should be remembered that all gifted children are not better than the average child in their psychological characteristics, emotional stability or social adjustment. In fact quite a few of the gifted children are below the average in the respect. In actual fact, gifted children differ from each other very much in respects. As a general rule, all that can be said is that defects lead to more defects while good qualities generate more good qualities, although this too cannot be accepted as a universal rule. For this reason, it is desirable that each gifted child should be studied individually.
|Tips#5: Read It Again And Again And Again|
|Your child will probably want to hear a favorite story over and over. Go ahead and read the same book for the 100th time! Research suggests that repeated readings help children develop language skills.|
|Tips#6: Talk About Writing, Too|
|Draw your child's attention to the way writing works. When looking at a book together, point out how we read from left to right and how words are separated by spaces.|