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Babies & Toddlers,  Parenting

How To Spot A Clever Toddler

Clever children can be lively into everything and very friendly, while others can be shy and prefer to keep to themselves. The following details can be use with caution and they are only meant as a guide.

Lively Minds

– They are very talkative little babies.

– Reading by 4 years old, and then they seem to devour every word in sight.

– They have effective memories.

– They seem to be born with a keen edge of competitive spirit.

– They are very quick to spot tiny differences and catch on to unusual associations between ideas.

Awareness

– They can use their very high levels of awareness to take in information very quickly, sometimes catching your meaning before you reach the end of your sentence.

– They seem to be able to take information in from more than one source at a time, such as listening to two conversations and getting full measure from both.

– They are exceptionally good at copying other people’s behavior and learning fast from the experience.

– They are highly sensitive thus absorb a wide variety of information and ideas that less able children might miss. But sometimes that extra sensitivity may make it hard for him to bear even normal criticism, so he may take it too much to heart and seem to over-react.

* Gentle guidance rather than punishment is best for clever toddlers, and they need praise at least as much as any other children.

Ability to learn

– They have a particularly keen appetite for learning, when they’re given opportunity they grab it.

– As they get older their knowledge often becomes wider and deeper than that of other children.

Independence

– They have a sureness about what they do.

– They are often comfortable with themselves and take pride in their accomplishments.

– Sometimes, they even try to dominate their parents, mischievously thinking of ways to play tricks and fun.

– Even in their first few days at school, clever children are usually outstandingly independent and competent in their lessons. Some develop special interests, which they want to follow up in depth.

 

Source: Dr. Joan Freeman, child psychologist

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