My son turns 5 in April. He's really bright, possibly gifted, and also has Asperger's as well as other neurological issues.
He reads really well (several grade levels ahead) He does math really well for his age. He knows a ton about science.
But he hates art and literature (prefers to read scientific based books)
Is there a reason I am not thinking of that I should be pushing this kind of thing on him? With his Asperger's, this is never really going to be his "thing" you know? He is a very concrete thinker and that's just how it is. As of now, I offer him art, make sure we read at least a few stories a week (vs the scientific book on dinosaurs and sharks that he prefers) and I call it good. I do more of this kind of thing with his little sister and he is welcome to join us, but he does not want to have anything to do with it.
Am I denying him some sort of developmental growth, or just letting him be who he is? I mean not everyone is an artist or a poet, but I've always felt like that kind of exposure was good for you.