ERIC Number: ED185718
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
The Gifted Preschool Child. Oregon Series on Talented and Gifted Education.
Horner, Gail; Rits, Susan
Intended for parents, the booklet (part of a 10 booklet series on talented and gifted education) discusses the gifted preschool child. An initial section considers how learning processes are broken down by developmental specialists. The use of questioning strategies with a gifted child is presented as an important parenting skill. A developmental scale is provided to help determine how the child's abilities compare with the range of "normal." The question of preschool testing is considered, along with television and companionship with other gifted children. Some ideas for types of developmental activities both in and out of the home are presented, with emphasis on making use of commonplace situations. Also discussed are low cost items to make for the child, and ideas for selection of games, toys, and experiences, with a checklist for evaluation. A list of related reading matter for both the gifted children and their parents is provided along with a list of sources of information on the talented and gifted. (DLS)
Descriptors: Child Development, Gifted, Learning Activities, Parent Influence, Parent Role, Preschool Education, Talent, Testing
Office of Marketing, Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, 710 S.W. 2nd Ave., Portland, OR 97204 ($2.95 each; $26.55 for the full set)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. Office of Talented and Gifted Education.; Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.