Useful Activities To Raising A Gifted Toddler

Help the toddler use his intelligence totally. A gifted toddler is very hyperactive. Sometimes you think there is no way you can make them do something. But, this is because they are primed to learn. All you can do is help them learn more and better.

Improving his vocabulary

The more you talk the more they will understand you and learn. Toddlers pick up one new word per week. Narrating your day to the toddler, meaning telling the child what you do throughout the day is a great way for the gifted toddler to learn new words. The child is exposed to a variety of words and understands better. Reading books before bed is also helpful. Toddlers also need interaction. The more you talk with them the more they will speak. It helps for better reading, writing, and further development.

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You need to explain to the gifted toddler

Emotions for a gifted toddler are very important. Not only to feel them but to understand them as well. Emotional intelligence is important for cognitive and social development. Children need to learn emotional cues. The best way to learn is if we explain them. For example, if some child bumps into your child, you need to point out that it was an accident so the child does not think it is on purpose. Or, if you child shares something with someone, you need to point out how happy the other person that they got something.

Learning games

There are two games to try with the gifted toddler to help him learn and practice impulse control. Impulse control is linked to the brain’s ability to plan, set goals and stay on task. You could try two games with the child. The first game is “opposites”. This game is played with flashcards or simple pictures. You take one picture of a “sun” and say “night” instead of “day”, or “the moon” instead of “sun”. Or you could try the game with a rhythm game by putting on drums. You pat one time on the drum, and the child is supposed to pat twice.

You can likewise take a stab at utilizing numerous stations to make a space that offers innovative alternatives. For instance, there could be one for music, one for drawing and painting, another for squares and development toys, and still another for outfits – anything that supports inventiveness, that can help a gifted toddler to encourages his creativity.

Always praise his effort

Children whose parents praise the effort and not the intellect do better in school and try harder in life. Next time, instead of saying “you are so smart”, say “you must’ve tried very hard”. This helps the child associate hard work with success. Teach the child to see the failure as a problem to be solved, not as a dead end. Children raised in growth mindset homes tend to outscore their peers.

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Use and play by pointing finger

Play finger pointing with the child. When you start talking about something, show with your finger what you are talking about. This promotes cognitive and language development. Pointing to objects that the child does not know their name, or sees for the first time, is a very fast way to pick up new words. Once the child has the ability to share interaction and show, the communication becomes more elaborate.

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