ERIC Number: ED469853
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
What Parents Need To Know about...Recognizing and Encouraging Interests, Strengths, and Talents of Young Gifted Children. Practitioners' Guide A9818.
Delcourt, Marcia A. B.
This pamphlet is designed to help parents recognize and encourage their gifted preschool children. It begins by discussing some of the interests of very young children and lists strategies for facilitating and supporting those interests, including: provide the child with opportunities to find out about a variety of topics; be a role model for acquiring interests by reading about many topics and discussing these ideas with the child; show the child that there are a variety of sources of information about any particular topic; and help young children to enjoy learning about a topic. The second section of the brochure urges parents to provide a wide range of games and activities to help their children be more balanced in their thinking as they prepare to encounter more abstract material in their primary years of school. The last section provides examples of how parents can tell that their young child has a talent. It also lists examples of activities the preschool child could experience to practice skills in several talent areas and strategies for facilitating and supporting the young child's talents. (CR)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Child Rearing, Childhood Interests, Family Environment, Gifted, Individual Characteristics, Parent Child Relationship, Preschool Children, Primary Education, Student Interests, Talent, Talent Development
National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, University of Connecticut, 2131 Hillside Rd., Unit 3007, Storrs, CT 06269-3007. Tel: 860-486-4676; Fax: 860-486-2900; Web site: http://www.gifted.uconn.edu/nrgt.
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: For Spansih version, see ED 469 854.