Very precocious children could have high abilities
Maturation is a process by which children grow and develop until reaching the peak point. This process is not something rigid that must occur "because it touches", but it depends on the child's own rhythm of maturity, the education received or even the social environment in which he lives. Due to th
Maturation is a process by which children grow and develop until reaching the peak point. This process is not something rigid that must occur "because it touches", but it depends on the child's own rhythm of maturity, the education received or even the social environment in which he lives.
Due to this maturational rhythm so different in each child and the environment where they are, there may be a maturational delay, or on the contrary, there may be early maturation. These are the signs of very early children.
How to recognize very early children
As we know, children are developing according to a more or less established scheme, but there are some who leave these measures and scales. The characteristics that we can observe during the first 6 months of the baby and that can give us a clue as to whether the child is precocious are the following: Son - They are children who
usually sleep little .- The first smile and social contact appear very early.
- They have a very intense look since they are born.
- They are
babies with lots of energy and they are in continuous movement. In general, they are active, mobile, very communicative children who demand a lot of stimulation within the environment that surrounds them.
After 7 months other behaviors appear that attract attention:
They start to walk soon . Crawling is the previous natural phase that prepares the baby to stand up. Some children skip this phase without being forced. That this happens is one of the characteristics that characterize children with high abilities. It is likely that it is not and parents will have to see if it is precocious in other skills, but walking is the characteristic that first occurs in gifted children.-
Fine motor development well developed. At 9 months, he already has a very advanced occulomanual capacity. -
The concept of permanence of the object appears before. Permanence is something that is not given until 18 months or so. In these children appears between 9 and 13 months when they are able to look for an object with the eyes if we hide in front of him. - Early language proficiency
. A normal child a year of life knows only a few words like: dad, mom, water. When the child is maturationally precocious, he starts saying words at 8 months and at 12 he already knows about 100. They skip the babbling phase. In addition, the child knows how to differentiate between things in the same group. That is, for example, he does not use the word "flower" for all plants, but he can call them by his name: rose, tulip, etc.-
Early children know how to relate the facts to each other. For example, they know that putting on a coat means going out for a walk. Something that happens in children with normal maturation at 2 years. It could be a child of high abilities
The more characteristics and abilities mentioned above have the child, the greater the probability that it is a child with high abilities, but does not mean that it is.
Parents should keep an eye on the child's development
and give him the opportunity to exploit his potential and above all make him happy. For this, it is important that the child feels understood and that their needs are met.