Gifted toddler / testing a toddler for giftedness - Mothering Forums
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 2 Old 08-01-2012, 06:21 AM - Thread Starter
 
Jrodricat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Iowa
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Wondering if anyone knows any good websites that provide free test for testing gifted toddlers... My daughter just turned 3 on July 5 and shows many signs of giftedness. Well at least I think they are. She began talking before she was 1. By 15 months she knew her all her alphabet, colors, shapes (including octagon, sphere, cube, parallelogram, etc...) and body parts (including nostril, forehead, eyebrows, eyelashes, ect..) By 2 she new all of the sounds of the letters and could tell you many words that begin with each of the letters. She just turned 3 and is reading. She knows many sight words and is sounding out words she does not know (s-o-f-a  = sofa). She can tell you how to get to a certain place giving you directions using words left, right, go straight, make a turn. She doesnt like playing with kids her own age... She prefers to play with her cousins who are 7 & 8  rather than those that are her same age. She gets frustrated when her younger cousins dont say words correctly. She corrects them and tells them how to say words right. She will play with her younger cousins but only for a short while (30 min.) but will then go to her room and look at books or play on her own. She likes for me to read harder books to her as well and after I finish she likes to read (paraphrases) it back to me. She also likes pretending she is other people. She will pretend she is a doctor and check you head, heart, ears, etc... and then tell you her diagnosis, she pretends she is a waitress and takes you order on her notebook, she does this for many other characters.

 

I would really appreciate any help... Thanks...

Jrodricat is offline  
#2 of 2 Old 08-01-2012, 05:06 PM
 
whatsnextmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,929
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)

I wouldn't trust any websites that suggested they could test for giftedness online.... free or not. Most professionals won't even test prior to 4 and most won't recommend it until 7 or 8 when tests are most accurate. If you want information on giftedness in general, I recommend the Hoagies gifted site. Tons of good information.

 

The good news is, you really don't need to know at this point if your child is gifted and if she is, where she would land on the gifted scale. A gifted preschooler needs love, attention, play and the flexibility to learn how and what they want. No different from any other preschooler. It's actually not unusual for any preschoolers to prefer the company of older kids and adults.


Married mom of two, DD 17 and DS 13.
whatsnextmom is online now  
Reply

Tags
Learning Resources , School

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off