My oldest son is likely one of those moderately gifted kids; you know, reading four grades above level, math two grades above, understand logic and deep concepts far beyond his 5 years.
But my daughter, age 2.5, although showing no signs of a being academically advanced, seems ahead of the game in other areas. I'm not sure these are signs of giftedness, but here are things she does that give me pause:
Draws very recognizable faces, over and over and tells me whether they are sad or happy
Sings with perfect pitch and rhythm and can pitch match (ie, I sing different notes to her and she matches me) and has done this for quite a while
Is extremely strong, she literally has a six pack
Can do gymnastic abilities her coaches have commented on as being very advanced for her age....and she figures them out on her own
Has been throwing overhand with great accuracy since about 10 months old
Has done things like hand over hand on monkey bars
Once taught something physical never forgets it (ie my mom taught her a few yoga poses once almost a year ago. Still remembers them and does them well)
Are these things a type of giftedness? I am musical myself though not giftedly so, and neither DH nor I are athletic at all!
Edited by KaliShanti - 9/6/12 at 9:40am