We suspect my almost 2 year old is gifted. It runs in the family, so we weren't really all that surprised when she started showing signs.
Our family is concerned that we are pushing academics on her, but is that even possible if she wants to learn it? She has always been obsessed with letters (her favorite letter is Q), colors, shapes, numbers, and books. I didn't set out to teach her the alphabet by the time she was 1 1/2, it just happened. One day she just started pointing out all the letters she saw around her. Then came the colors and shapes. I didn't try and teach her to spell her name, she just picked up on it after I wrote her name a couple times on her coloring book pages. She now hands me a crayon and says the letters in her name for me to write.
I know people think we do drill & kill with her and have pushed her into learning the alphabet, colors, numbers, shapes, and now spelling her name. It all just happened. I've always been against the whole "Baby Can Read" program, and more into creative play, but she just loves letters, numbers, etc. Should I just run with it and continue exposing her to new words (she is asking me to write down other words too), or is that pushing it too much?