Sunday, October 16, 2011

Gifted kids are extremely curious and enjoy intellectual activities

A gifted  child in SEVAI School

One of the most common understandings about gifted children is that they are the bright-eyed eager students in the classroom. They are the ones who pay rapt attention to every word the teacher utters and love to do their homework. To the trained eye, it can be fairly easy to spot a gifted child. Even to the not-so-trained eye of a parent, it's easy to notice that a child is not quite like other children. The kids of gifted in nature have Cognitive character and are Very Observant, Extremely Curious, Intense interests, Excellent memory, Long attention span, Excellent reasoning skills, Well-developed powers of abstraction, conceptualization, and synthesis, Quickly and easily sees relationships in ideas, objects, or facts, Fluent and flexible thinking, Elaborate and original thinking, Excellent problem solving skills, Learns quickly and with less practice and repetition and Unusual and/or vivid imagination. These kids have Social and Emotional Traits such as Interested in philosophical and social issues, Very sensitive, emotionally and even physically, Concerned about fairness and injustice, Perfectionistic, Energetic, Well-Developed Sense of Humor, Usually intrinsically motivated, and Relates well to parents, teachers and other adults and have Language Traits such as Extensive Vocabulary, May Read Early, Reads Rapidly and Widely and Asks "what if" questions. These kids have Additional Traits and they enjoy learning new things, Enjoy intellectual activity, Display intellectual playfulness, Prefer books and magazines meant for older children and are Skeptical, critical, and evaluative. -Govin

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