I'm pretty sure DS is gifted. He had 3 words by the time he was 3 months old and has continued to increase his vocabulary (I'm pretty sure he can say around 15-25 words), though his pronunciation of certain words is difficult to understand. DS can match colors and is starting to name facial features. Everything is going really well on the learning front.
Unfortunately, DS is a little terror when I am not paying attention to him. He seems to need to be talked to and entertained constantly. I am perfectly happy to spend the majority of my time playing with him but I am desperate for ideas on how to help bright children play more by themselves so I can have just a little bit of time to myself.
I guess I have a couple of questions: Do gifted children (and babies) seem to need extra attention and stimulation? What activities did your gifted babies/ young toddlers enjoy doing by themselves?