Early Signs of Giftedness
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Does your little one smile a lot? Is she extremely active and curious? You just might be raising the next Einstein! Find out from the experts whether your child is exhibiting early signs of giftedness.
Some early signs of giftedness include:
Abstract reasoning and problem-solving skills Advanced progression through developmental milestones Curiosity Early and extensive language development Early recognition of caretakers (for example, smiling) Enjoyment and speed of learning Excellent sense of humor Extraordinary memory High activity level Intense reactions to noise, pain, or frustration Less need for sleep in infancy Long attention span Sensitivity and compassion Perfectionism Unusual alertness in infancy Vivid imagination (for example, imaginary companions)