ERIC Number: ED469550
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Lo que los Padres Necesitan Saber sobre...Reconocer y Animar los Intereses, las Capacidades, y los Talentos de los Ninos Dotados de la Escuela Primaria. Guia Practica B0213 (What Parents Need To Know about...Recognizing and Encouraging Interests, Strengths, and Talents of Gifted Elementary School Children. Practitioners' Guide B0213).
Delcourt, Marcia A. B.
This brochure, written in Spanish, discusses strategies that Spanish-speaking parents can use to support the interests of their children and how to recognize and extend their children's talents. Parents are urged to: (1) be aware of what their child likes to do and be patient with the changing patterns as the child explores areas of interests and strengths; (2) help to find a positive role model for the child, someone with whom the child can relate and who can provide additional information about a selected topic; (3) look for sources of information via schools, colleges and universities, libraries, and the Internet; and (4) remember that an important focus of exploring interest should be enjoyment. Questions are provided that parents may want to discuss with their child for developing a particular talent and strategies are included for helping children with multiple talents. Strategies designed to develop interest in gifted children include providing children with a variety of experiences, helping the child develop skills to pursue an interest successfully, facilitating development of possible projects, and realizing the importance of an appreciative audience for the child's work. (CR)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Child Rearing, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Family Environment, Gifted, Hispanic Americans, Language Minorities, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Participation, Spanish Speaking, Student Characteristics, Student Motivation, Talent Development, Talent Identification
Order Department, University of Connecticut, The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, 2131 Hillside Road, Unit 3007, Storrs, CT 06269-3007. Fax: 860-486-2900; Web site: http://www.gifted.uconn.edu/.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, Storrs, CT.
Note: Translated by Gretchen Gerum. For English version (1998), see ED 427 486.