All children are gifted and talented, but some children are apparently more gifted and talented than others. This is determined by IQ testing, observations of children抯 behavior and other indicators of above-average intelligence. Gifted and talented children can emerge in various households and various fields of knowledge: literature, science, math, and music are some examples. The range of giftedness and talent also varies. A gifted child might start reading at an early age, or they might publish a novel. They might pick up an instrument quickly, or they might quickly compose their first concert. What is 搕alent?can represent a broad spectrum. Generally, gifted and talented children are characterized by exhibiting ability that is advanced for their age. They might exhibit this through excellent learning and memory skills, increased intellectual curiosity and experimentation, and a maturity beyond their years.
Naturally this is seen as a 揼ift?but exceptional talent can have its drawbacks. Gifted and talented children might grow bored with the pace of the curriculum and withdraw from it. They might have trouble connecting with peers of their age, and they might feel isolated by being 揹ifferent?from the other kids. Gifted children can have trouble just being a kid because they抮e kids that can function above kid-level.
It can be difficult to find an environment for gifted children where they can nurture their talent, but in the correct environment a gifted child can benefit greatly. Gifted children should be provided with intellectual stimulation that will challenge them at a pace that抯 more in step with their abilities, like a higher reading level or more complex mathematics. There are special enrichment classes and programs you can enroll your child in or you can provide your child with enrichment at home. At the same time, it抯 important to remember that gifted and talented children are just that梩hey抮e children. Even if they抮e talented in a certain field, they抮e still kids in every other respect. They need emotional guidance and social interaction just like all other growing kids do. Their talents should be recognized, but they shouldn抰 overshadow their childhood.
If your child is gifted, you should be proud because a child prodigy doesn抰 come along every day. But regardless of ability, all children are special and gifted with their own unique traits and abilities. Whether your children are 揼ifted?or not, it抯 essential to provide them with a nurturing environment in which they can develop emotionally as well as mentally.