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Advanced/Gifted? .Adilee's.Mommy. 1 child; Greenup, Kentucky 409 posts
26th Apr '13

If you have a child who is advanced or "gifted" what were the signs you noticed and how soon? I have noticed for a while that my daughter seems to be way ahead of kids her own age. But I don't know to what extent. She says full sentences every time she talks and most the time they are long complicated sentences. She picks up easily on hard vocabulary such as words like, "instruments" and uses them correctly. She has a memory of stone. She knows the outsides of buildings like the back of her hand.. We took her to the OB with us which is 45 minutes away from where we live and she remembered the next time we went. When we pulled up she said, "we are going to see baby Charlotte, yay!" (4 weeks later)When neither me or my husband had said anything about it. She knows all of her shapes and colors and can count to ten and now we are working on ABC's. She can sing three or four songs now like twinkle twinkle little star and jesus loves me. she just turned 26 months. My niece is 3 1/2 and doesn't talk as well or as much as my daughter. But I understand that kids learn at different paces. Just curious!

Simply, Mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Upland, 11704 posts
26th Apr '13

my daughter does most of those things and barely turned 3. At 3 a lot of kids pick up on a ton of things especially girls who can be even more aware of surroundings.

Mommy to B&B 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Texas 912 posts
26th Apr '13

I've wondered this too....my DD is 2.5 and knows how to count to 13 alone and 25 if u count with her,she can count to 10 in Spanish she knows all of her shapes and colors,she knows her abc and she can recognize all of her letters and her numbers from 0-50....my biggest thing is all the animals she knows!!! She seen a picture of some zoo animals and she goes mommy that's a lemur and that's an aIcapi,and that one is a jaguar and that one is a puma i was like wow lol and she knows a ton more animals I don't know if she is really gifted or just a quick learner :/

lilsoph 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Kokomo, Indiana 4319 posts
26th Apr '13

i remember reading on here that one of the first signs is an increased attention span, but i am not sure it is the same for every child. My son still has a very short attention span and is way ahead of where he should be for his age. He also had a speech delay so i dont know if speech is a good indicative either... It's really a 'wait and see' kind of thing IMO

Nikkie Beee Due January 29; 2 kids; Victorville, California 3968 posts
26th Apr '13

Every kid is different. I was always told that you can't tell if a kid is advanced/gifted until grade school age. Infancy thru toddler years, kids all advance in different stages.



My son is going to be 5 and didn't start talking until he was like 3. My daughter is 15mo old and have a 40+ vocabulary. For your LO's age, she's definitely ahead than the average 26mo old.

.Adilee's.Mommy. 1 child; Greenup, Kentucky 409 posts
26th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Simply Mom ⚓:</b>" my daughter does most of those things and barely turned 3. At 3 a lot of kids pick up on a ton of things especially girls who can be even more aware of surroundings."</blockquote>




She just turned two the end of February. I am just so shocked at the things she says and does lol! I'm a proud mommy I guess :)

Simply, Mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Upland, 11704 posts
26th Apr '13
Quoting .Adilee's.Mommy.:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Simply Mom ⚓:</b>" my daughter does most of those things ... [snip!] ... She just turned two the end of February. I am just so shocked at the things she says and does lol! I'm a proud mommy I guess :)"


there's no telling yet though she very well could be gifted. We will all know once grade school hits.

Totally in love with her 2 kids; Houston, Texas 522 posts
29th Apr '13

When my oldest daughter was around 18 months she was speaking in full sentences. She could put shoes on, knew her colors, shapes, and could recognize her name. The daycare we were at would have her in the next age level class because she was "bored" and she would pick that curriculum up like a sponge. She has always loved books and when she turned 3 she was "reading" her favorite books back to me. Could sing ABC's in English since about 2 and in Spanish from around 2.5, count in English and Spanish to 10 without help and potty trained at around 18 months. The school director kept saying how "gifted and ahead" she was.



This past September we moved to a private daycare with a higher curriculum level and we thought that she would be in the kindergarten class with all that she knew and could do skill-wise...nope we were wrong. Apparently she was right on track, it was just that the other school didn't know what they were doing. The 4 year old class that she was in *when she was 3* was actually teaching a 2 year old level. Found this out a bit late. She also has a great memory and memorizes her favorite books *her dad did this as well* and can memorize pretty much any melody she hears, which is how she learned her numbers and letters so well. Not that it makes a difference because I love my baby all the same and she is super smart to me no matter what. And I realize that not all kids learn the same and it sounds like your child is excelling and moving way ahead, at the correct age level if not more. Just sharing an experience and like a previous poster stated, come grade school we will see exactly where our child's talents lie.