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Ideas for St. Patrick's Day - St. Patrick's Day Ideas for Kids
Whether our heritage is Irish or not, we all enjoy participating in the fun on St. Patrick's Day. Here are some ideas to help you celebrate the day!

Exploring Unconventional Occupations with Your G/T Teen
Gifted teens are often seen as misfits, kids who march to the beat of a different drummer. So why should we try to force them into occupations that require conformity?

Holidays and Special Days in the Fourth Week of January
Learn more about holidays and special observances happening the last week of January and how you can use them as fun moments for your gifted child.

Holidays and Special Days in the Third Week of February
What holidays and special observances are in the third week of February? There are quite a few that gifted kids and their families will enjoy.

Science Fun - Summer Science Fun for Kids
If your child loves science, then make good use of the summer months and enjoy these summer science activities.

Family Fun Nights for Parents and Kids
Is your family busy? Set aside some time every week or so for one of these special family fun nights -- even if your family isn't super busy.

Online Homeschooling Resources
Parents who are homeschooling their gifted child may have a hard time finding good resources. If you're one of those parents, check out these online resources.

Monthly Observances in January
Looking for month-long celebrations and observances in the month of January? Here are some that are of special interest to gifted children and their families.

New Year's Fun for Gifted Children and Their Families
Some people believe that the way in which we spend the New Year will be the way we spend the entire year. What will you and your family be doing?

Activities for Math Awareness Month
Math Awareness month is perfect for mathematically gifted kids. What are some good ways to celebrate Math Awareness Month?

Tips for Getting Picky Eaters to Eat
If your child is a picky eater, you are certainly not alone! Why are some children so picky about what they eat and what can you do about it?

Holidays and Special Days in the First Week of August
What special observances and holidays are in the first seven days of August? Here are some that may be of interest to gifted kids and their families.

Holidays and Special Days in the First Week of April
Here are some holidays and observances for the first week of April that are of interest to gifted kids and their families.

Using Bloom's Taxonomy
Teaching gifted children requires a different approach than teaching non-gifted children. How Can You Use Bloom's Taxonomy for teaching gifted kids?

Inattentiveness of Gifted Children
A common myth of gifted children is that they are eager and attentive students. The truth is that they are often inattentive and appear to be distracted.

When Gifted Children Need a Break From School
When classroom routines become too dull for gifted students, sometimes these children need a break from school to get the proper mental stimulation.

What is the Zone of Proximal Development?
For learning to take place, students must be in a

What Is a High Achiever?
Children who are high achievers in school are often confused with gifted children. So what is a high achiever? Learn the similarities and differences.

Is the Military a Good Career for Gifted Children?
Explore whether the military is a good career for your gifted child with this list of pros and cons that can help guide your family's decision.

Helpful Story Ideas for Creative Writing
Does your child like to write, but have trouble coming up with story ideas? Here are some ideas that can help.

Growing Cherry Tomatoes from Seeds
Gifted kids love to learn about how things work - and that includes learning how plants grow. Teach your kids about plant growth by having them grow cherry tomatoes from seeds.

Spring Activities for Gifted Kids - Going on a Nature Walk
Spring Activities for Gifted Kids - Going on a Nature Walks

Lunch Ideas for Picky Eaters
Picky eaters are difficult to feed at home and packing a lunchbox might be even more difficult. Here are several good ideas to make it easier!

Uncle Sam - An American Icon
Who isn't familiar with Uncle Sam? He doesn't just symbolize the country, he is the country. He is everything that we have been, that we are, and that we hope to be. Help your kids understand this famous iconic figure!

Definition of Reading Fluency
Reading is a complex process that children need to master in order to succeed in school - and in life. One important skill in the reading process is fluency

Why Working Memory Helps Children Learn to Read
Learn more about the link between brain maturity, working memory and reading readiness with this overview of the literacy process in young children.

How Do Children Learn to Read?
Unlike learning language, learning to read is not natural and has to be taught. It is more complex than language. Learn how children learn to read.

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Kindergarten Woes
Kindergarten should be a place where lids can learn and be happy, not a place where they grow angry and frustrated due to mind-numbingly dull work.

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A Response to the "All Children are Gifted" Comment
Michael Clay Thompson has the best, most eloquent response you will ever find.

Teach the Individual, Not the Label
Is sounds good to say that we should teach the individual rather than the label, but is that possible?

Websites That Will Enlighten and Entertain You - Issue 13
The World Wide Web is full of useful, fun, and interesting information. Here is Issue 13 with 4 Web sites that have some of each.

Websites That Will Enlighten and Entertain You - Issue 12
The World Wide Web is full of useful, fun, and interesting information. Here is Issue 12 with 4 Web sites that have some of each.

Could Your Child's "Differentness" Be a Sign He's Gifted?
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My Search for Daycare
It's not always easy finding the right preschool for your child. I finally found one, and it was the best school environment my child was ever in!

Obsession or Hyperlexia?
Gifted children can often exhibit rather obsessive interests. My son's first obsession was with words and reading. I worried that he had hyperlexia.

Websites to Enlighten and Entertain You - Issue 14
The four websites in this edition cover Pluto, NASA's X-ray Observatory, new words for emotions, and scientific concepts to help you understand the world.

Websites That Will Enlighten and Entertain You - Issue 11
The World Wide Web is full of useful, fun, and interesting information. Here is Issue 11 with 6 Web sites that have some of each.

Websites to Enlighten and Entertain You - Issue 15
This issue includes sites that cover reflections on life, storytelling, thinking about language as a virus, and philosophical questions with no answers.

Websites That Will Enlighten and Entertain You - Issue 10
The World Wide Web is full of useful, fun, and interesting information. Here is Issue 10 with 6 Web sites that have some of each.

Holidays and Special Days in the Fourth Week of August
The last week of August features a number of holidays and special observances. Here you'll find some that may be of interest to gifted kids.

Renew Your Child's Interest in Those Old Jigsaw Puzzles
Does your child lose interest in jigsaw puzzles after putting them together just a few times? These simple tricks will renew your child's interest!

Blaming the Parents and Home Life
Schools sometimes look for problems in a child or in the child's home life to explain away any behavior or academic issues a child might be having.

My Son's Start to Second Grade
When I transferred my son from the private school he had attended to the public school for second grade, I hoped he would get better academic services.

Holidays and Special Days in the Third Week of April
What holidays and special observances are in the third week of April? Here are some that are of interest to gifted kids and their families.

Holidays and Special Days in the First Week of June
Learn more about the holidays and special observances happening the first week of June and how you can use them as fun, engaging moments for your gifted child.

Holidays and Special Days in the First Week of February
What holidays and special observances are in the first seven days of February? Are any of interest to gifted kids and their families? Yes

Holidays in the Third Week of March: Days 17th - 20th
What holidays and special observances are in the third seven days of March? Here are some that are of interest to gifted kids and their families.

Websites That Will Enlighten and Entertain You - Issue 6
The World Wide Web is full of useful and interesting information. Here is Issue 6 with 4 Web sites that have both.

Websites That Will Enlighten and Entertain You - Issue 7
The World Wide Web is full of useful and interesting information. Here is Issue 7 with 6 Web sites that have both.

Websites That Will Enlighten and Entertain You - Issue 8
The World Wide Web is full of useful, fun, and interesting information. Here is Issue 8 with 8 Web sites that some of each.

Websites That Will Enlighten and Entertain You - Issue 9
The World Wide Web is full of useful, fun, and interesting information. Here is Issue 9 with 8 Web sites that have some of each.

Turkey Shaped Fun Foods
Get kids involved in the Thanksgiving festivities by fixing them some turkey-shaped pancakes or turkey-shaped toast!

Tasty Turkey Shaped Fun Snacks
Looking for some fun and healthful snacks to serve the kids during Thanksgiving? Try these ideas for turkey muffins, pears, or apples.

Best Toys and Games for Gifted Kids
While many gifted kids will certainly love many of the same toys all children love, here are some toys that just seem meant for gifted kids.

Holidays and Special Days in the Second Week of January
If you are homeschooling your gifted child or looking for enrichment opportunities, consider the special days during the second week of January.

Typical Kindergarten Science Curriculum
Each school year has a different set of goals for each subject. What are the science goals for kindergarten? Goals may vary a bit from state to state.

Kindergarten Social Science Curriculum
What will children learn about social science in kindergarten? What are they expected to know at the end of the kindergarten year? While the goals may vary somewhat from state to state, there are some typical expectations.

Fun Easter Egg Hunt for Math Loving Kids
A fun spin on the Easter egg hunt for your math-loving kid. This easy math game challenges them to solve math problems before they can find the eggs.

Monthly and Weekly Observances in February
Looking for celebrations and observances in the month of February? Here are some that are of special interest to gifted children and their families.

Special Days and Observances in September
The month of September has some really fun and interesting days to celebrate. Here's information and activities for the month as well as the special days in it.

Special Days and Observances in October
The month of October has some really fun and interesting days to celebrate. The days listed here are those that should be of special interest to gifted children and their families. The month has also been set aside to focus on some special interests. You can find information and activities for the month as well as the special days in it.

Special Days and Observances in December
The month of December has some really fun and interesting days to celebrate especially​ for gifted children and their families.

Special Days and Observances in November
The month of November has some really fun and interesting days to celebrate. The days listed here are those that should be of special interest to gifted children and their families. The month has also been set aside to focus on some special interests. You can find information and activities for the month as well as the special days in it.

Special Days and Observances in February
Learn about February holidays, like Jello Week and Read in the Bathtub Day. Others, like Digital Learning Day, promote learning about ideas and people.

Special Days and Observances in January
Keep your child busy and challenged with activities for monthly, weekly, one-day holidays and observances throughout the month of January.

Special Days and Observances in March
The month of March has some really fun and interesting days to celebrate. The days listed here are those that should be of special interest to gifted children and their families. The month has also been set aside to focus on some special interests. You can find information and activities for the month as well as the special days in it.

Special Days and Observances in April
The month of April has some really fun and interesting days to celebrate. Learn about the holidays celebrated in April.

Special Days and Observances in May
May is the month we finally start to see some warm weather. Learn about special May days and observance gifted kids are sure to love.

Special Days and Observances in August
The month of August has some really fun and interesting days to celebrate. The days listed here are those that should be of special interest to gifted children and their families.

Special Days and Observances in June
The month of June has some really fun and interesting days to celebrate. The days listed here are those that should be of special interest to gifted children and their families. The month has also been set aside to focus on some special interests. You can find information and activities for the month as well as the special days in it.

Ben Carson and the Need for Gifted Education
Dr. Ben Carson's life is a lesson for life - and for gifted education.

Creativity in Gifted Children
Most of us, when we think of creativity, think of art, music and writing, and encourage our children in those areas. But creativity is much more than that.

Black History Month and Lesser Known African-Americans
Learn about some of the black Americans that have contributed to America but they and their achievements, which have altered and enriched our lives, are unknown.

Abraham Lincoln - A Gifted Man
People forget that gifted kids grow up and the traits that made them gifted kids don't disappear. Here are some of Lincoln's traits that indicate he was a gifted kid all grown up.

Mom-Centered Mother's Day Activities for Kids
Need some activities to help your child understand why mothers should be appreciated and how he can show his appreciation to his own mom?

Encourage your child to write biographies
Learn how having your child write biographies can help them learn and inspire them to be all that they can be.

How to Write a Biography for Kids
Many gifted children love reading biographies. Why not encourage your child to write one! Learn how to get started.

Themes in The Hunger Games
Some people are concerned that the book the Hunger Games might not be appropriate for children. Learn about its positive themes.

First Grade Math Curriculum
What are children expected to know by the end of first grade? What should you do if your child has already mastered what is expected?

Curriculum Goals for First Grade Science
What will your child learn about science in first grade? You can expect your child to expand the knowledge gained in kindergarten in physical science, earth science, life science, as well as in topics of health and safety.

Impostor Syndrome
Are you afraid the people might find out you aren't as accomplished as they think you are? You might have Impostor Syndrome.

Definition of Enrichment -- What is Enrichment?
Enrichment can offer gifted children the kind of in-depth study of topics that they enjoy. What exactly is enrichment?

What Does It Mean to Be Verbally Gifted?
Being verbally gifted means that a child has strong language skills. What are those language skills and why do they matter?

The Difference Between Being Shy and Being Introverted
People often mistake introversion for shyness, but they are different. What is the difference between these two traits?

Discover the Secret to Buying Toys Your Gifted Child Will Love
These criteria for evaluating toys will help you buy toys for your child he'll love rather than those that end up gathering dust in a closet.

Learning Science Through Language Study
There is more to studying language than learning the parts of speech and

Dual Exceptionalities - Gifted or Learning Disabled?
Because the characteristics of gifted children are similar to ADHD, your child may receive a misdiagnosis. Learn to how to tell the difference.

How Cluster Grouping Benefits Gifted Children in School
Cluster grouping is one method schools use to meet the academic needs of gifted children. It allows gifted students to learn at their own pace.

What Is Environmental Print?
What is environmental print and what is its role in early childhood development and early reading skills?

Gifted Traits - Characteristics of Young Children
How old does a child have to be before he or she exhibits characteristics of giftedness? Gifted traits show up in toddlers.

Setting a Goal - Definition of Child-Rearing Terms
A goal is something that we want enough that we make an effort to reach it. A goal is not the same as a want. So what exactly is a goal?

Creative Activities for Kids - Making a Profile Silhouette
Silhouette cutting was once a fairly common art, but not any more. Help your child can create a silhouette even if she isn't artistic or good with scissors.

Creative Gifts Your Child Can Make
Does your child have any special talents or interests? If so, they can be used to create some special homemade gifts that can be saved and cherished for many years to come. Music, Art, Math, Creative Writing -- these are some specialized interests and talents that can be used to make some wonderful items to give to loved ones.

Make a Comb Kazoo to Introduce Gifted Children to Music
Introduce gifted children to music with a kazoo made from a comb and wax paper. No lessons, instruments or natural talent needed.

Holiday Gift Giving Guide
Like all kids, gifted kids like to have fun. But what's fun for them? Figuring that out can sometimes make choosing a gift difficult.

What is belief perseverance?
Belief perseverance is the tendency to hold on to beliefs even when evidence proves those beliefs to be wrong.

What to Do When Your Gifted Child Says School is Hard
It might be confusing if your gifted child says his school work is too hard. Learn why your child might be feeling this way.

Tribute to an Exemplary Teacher
Parents of gifted children may give in to the urge to criticize teachers. Most teachers try hard, but few are like Janet Marovich, an exemplary teacher.

What Is Extrinsic Motivation? (Definition)
Extrinsic motivation refers to motivation that comes from factors outside an individual. The motivating factors are external, or outside, rewards such as money or grades.

Hyperlexia Definition and Diagnosis
Hyperlexia is a syndrome characterized by an intense fascination with letters or numbers and an advanced reading ability. It is one of the disorders on the autism spectrum.

IQ Definition, History and Formula
People talk about IQ all the time, but what exactly is an IQ? What does it mean and why does it matter?

Definition of Self-Taught Reader
Early reading often appears on lists of the characteristics of gifted children. What is a self-taught reader?

Encourage Your Child to Write Family Stories
We all seem to want to know our roots. Get your child involved in preserving the family history by encouraging him or her to write family stories.

Do Parents of Gifted Kids Brag?
Some people say they're tired of hearing parents of gifted kids brag about their kids. Are they really bragging?

New Year's History and Traditions
Do you know why people around the world celebrate the new year? Do you know why we make resolutions? Do you know how other cultures celebrate?

Dealing With a Gifted Child's Asynchronous Development
One very frustrating aspect of parenting a gifted child is their uneven development, known as asynchronous development.

Family Activities for Gifted Children During the Holidays
Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hannukah, it's always fun to bake cookies or engage in other holiday activities with your children. Here are some great ways for you to spend time during the holiday season with your children. If you're busy, you can find some activities, like coloring or online games, for your children to do on their own.

Gifted Children - Little Adults
We’ve all heard of child-like adults, adults who have the heart and spirit of children. Gifted kids are the opposite; they are adult-like children, who often seem to think and act like adults. More importantly, they sometimes feel like adults. This feeling can lead to frustration for both the gifted child and the adults around them.

A Quick Test to Tell if Your Child Is Gifted
Sometimes it's not easy to tell if your child may be gifted. Take this simple test of giftedness that may point out some gifted traits.

Dabrowski's Emotional Overexcitability of Gifted Children
The emotional overexcitability is one of Dabrowski's supersensitivities common in gifted children. It is the one that is most easily recognized.

College Planning for Gifted and Talented Youth
Whether your gifted child is an underachiever or a perfectionist with straight A's, he or she will need to know what to do to prepare for college.

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Do All Parents Want Gifted Children?
Do all parents really want their children to be gifted? The answer to that question is an unequivocal

Exploring Career Options with Your Gifted Teen
To attend or not to attend college. Which is best for your gifted teen?

Help Your Gifted Teen Find the Right Career
Does your gifted teen have trouble focusing on a career because he's interested in many subjects and sees every one as a potential career? How can you help?

Snow Painting - Winter Activities for Kids
Snow painting is a great winter activity for kids. It is a unique way to nurture artistic talent or introduce kids to the joy of artistic creation.

How to Respond to Gifted Kids Asking Loads of Questions
Trying to answer the never-ending questions gifted kids ask can be exhausting and frustrating. Luckily, there are some strategies that can help.

12 Cheap Ideas for Summer Fun for Kids
When we are on a tight budget, it can be hard to find interesting and challenging summer fun for kids, perhaps especially for our gifted children who may get bored easily. However, with a little thought and sometimes just a little planning, we can find plenty of activities.Here are just a few suggestions for summer fun.

Tips to Teach Gifted Kids How to Become Inventors
Help children learn how to be inventors. In the process, they'll learn the back stories behind how some of the products we use every day came to be.

Fun With Spoonerisms
What is a spoonerism? It's just a tip of the slung. Oops! I mean it's a slip of the tongue. We all do it, and sometimes the results are quite funny.

Valentine's Day Math Activities
How can you nurture your mathematically gifted child on Valentine's Day? Use these worksheets, games, and activities for some fun ideas.

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VIrtual Tours of Science Museums
So many museums have so much to offer, but not everyone can travel the country and the world to get to them. Fortunately, many museums have virtual tours, allowing people to explore the museum from their computers. The museums here are science museums, perfect for science-loving kids (and their parents).

Virtual Tours of Natural History Museums
Some children love natural history. If your child is among those, take them on a virtual visit to these natural history museums online.

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Virtual Tours of Natural History Museums
Some children love natural history, which includes dinosaurs, the pyramids, and more. Take them on a visit to these natural history museums online.

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VIrtual Tours of Science Museums
So many museums have so much to offer, but not everyone can travel the country and the world to get to them. Fortunately, many museums have virtual tours, allowing people to explore the museum from their computers. The museums here are science museums, perfect for science-loving kids (and their parents).

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Virtual Tours of Science Museums
If you have a science-loving child, you will want to check out what these science museums have to offer online.

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Games and Activities Based on "Twelve Days of Christmas"
Keep your child busy while waiting for Christmas with these activities and online games based on the song

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Father's Day Books
Dads are important! Kids can read about what makes Father's Day special and what they might do to show Dad he's appreciated.

Books for Kids About the Liberty Bell
History buffs, especially American history buffs will love learning about the iconic American Liberty Bell in these books.

Books for Kids About Ellis Island
Ellis Island is now a famous landmark, but it was once a place where immigrants from around the world went through as they sought a new life in America.

Basic Chess Sets
As a game based on logic and strategy, chess is ideal for gifted children. These basic chess sets are for beginners and can help them learn the game.

6 Unique Chess Sets
It's hard to imagine making chess more challenging than it already is, but these versions add new twists for added challenge and more variety.

Theme Chess Sets
What's more fun for chess lovers than playing a game of chess? Playing with pieces that are characters from favorite books, movies, or history.

Books About Meteors and Meteorites for Kids of All Ages
Meteors and meteor showers can be amazing to see. What is a meteor and why do they shower?

Children's Books About the Five Senses
We experience the world through our senses. How do they work? Your child might enjoy finding out through these books.

6 Biographies of Thomas Paine for Kids
Thomas Paine was an amazing man. He went from being a failure at most things he tried to being the most influential writer of the Enlightenment.

Chess Books for Kids
Improve your child's problem-solving skills, patience and focus, enhance her imagination, and instill confidence by teaching him the game of chess!

Books About Oceans for Kids
Only 29% of the Earth's surface is land. The rest - 71% - is covered by water. Many consider the oceans to be the last frontier.

Books About Endangered Animals for Kids
Teach your children about endangered animals, those belonging to a species whose numbers are so small that they are likely to become extinct.

Books About Building Kites
Flight can be fascinating to kids. Check out these books about building kites to help your child have fun while learning the basics of flying.

Books for Gifted Children About the History of English
If you have a gifted child interested in language and how it works, these books on the history of the English language will nurture that interest.

Stories About Flying Kites
These stories about flying kites are sure to be hits with young children - and encourage them to fly their own kites!

Dinosaur Books for Children
What little kid isn't fascinated by dinosaurs? If your child is a dinofan, you might want to add one or more of these books to his or her library.

Children's Books about Clouds
Cloud watching can also stimulate curiosity - what are clouds? Why are there different kinds of clouds? How are clouds made? Where do they come from? Regardless of the season, get your child interested in clouds -- assuming she isn't already interested!

Children's Books about Constellations
Looking at the stars in the night sky is can fire the imagination and lead kids to wonder. What makes the stars twinkle? Who named the constellations?

Drums for Kids
Drums can get children involved in making music, build eye-hand coordination and strengthen motor skills.

Books for Kids About the Mayflower
We picture peaceful and plentiful meal shared for thanksgiving by pilgrims and Native Americans, but the pilgrims had to face many hardships on the Mayflower and creating a settlement first. In fact, they nearly all died.

Children's Geography Books
Is your child obsessed with countries, maps, and everything geography? Or are you looking for geography books for your homeschooling lessons?

Dinosaur Molds, Models, and Digs
Is your child fascinated by dinosaurs? These toys will allow him to play paleontologist and use his imaginations as he manipulates dinosaur figures.

Books for Kids About the Fourth of July
It's never too early to help your child understand the importance of American Independence Day and the history behind the Fourth of July.

Books about Meteorology for Children
Where does weather come from? What causes it? How do weather forecasters know what the weather will be? Give your child the answers with these books.

Thomas Jefferson Biographies for Kids
Thomas Jefferson was a brilliant man, with a near insatiable curiosity about nearly everything, like so many gifted kids. Get your kids to learn more.

Books About the Sun
We see the sun every day. What does the it look like up close? How do scientists study it? Your child can learn all about the sun in these books.

Books About Penguins
Penguins - the wonderful, waddling, flightless birds.

Violin for Children
Some children seem to be born with a love of music. Learn why the violin is a wonderful instrument for kids.

Books About Shakespeare
How is it that Shakespeare, a man of humble birth, could write plays that captured human nature as reflected in English courts so perfectly?

Gifts for Science Loving Kids: 5 Fun Weather Toys
Many kids love to watch the weather and some will be tomorrow's meteorologists. Find five great weather-related toys for science-loving children.

Children's Books About Butterflies
If your child is one of those fascinated by - or even obsessed with - butterflies, check out these books on butterflies and their lives.

Children's Books about the Weather
Help your child learn about the weather and feed their fascination with some of these books about the weather.

Books for Kids About the Attack on Pearl Harbor
How do we understand our present when we don't know about our past? Events that occur determine the path we take and shape our future. One event that had changed the path America would take and shape her future was the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, a day that President Franklin D. Roosevelt said would

5 Science Fiction Books for Young Children
It's never too early to introduce your child to science fiction, firing up the imagination and opening a new world of endless possibilities.

Books about the Us Constitution for Kids
Here are a list of books to help children learn about the history behind the Constitution and how it forms the basis for our government.

Books for Children About September 11
September 11 is a date that will remain a significant date in American history. There will certainly always be a need to help children understand the events of that day.

Books of Hope for Children About September 11
Trying to understand the events of September 11 can be difficult for adults, but it's even more difficult for children, especially children.

Brain Teaser Manipulative Puzzles for Kids
What does a gifted child like more than an intellectual challenge? The puzzles listed here not only offer some mental challenges, they are portable!

Piano for Children
Learning to play an instrument has many benefits, including relieving stress and teaching discipline. The piano is a good instrument to learn.

Special Days Calendar - Occasions to Celebrate
Explore all of the special days of the year that will interest gifted children. Have you celebrated 'Look on the Brightside Day' or 'Nerd Pride Day'?

Easy Christmas Stocking Stuffers
You're all done with your Christmas shopping. The house is decorated, all ready for Santa Clause. But your child's Christmas stocking is empty. What do you do?

Books About Traveling to the Moon
If your child is interested in space and space travel, they will most certainly be fascinated by the stories of real astronauts who journeyed to the Moon.

Children's Books for Earth Day
The first Earth Day took place on April 22, 1970. Since then, much attention has been paid to the environment and ecology of the planet. We have learned better ways to take care of the Earth and its resources. It's never too early to help your child understand the Earth and how to take care of it and these books will definitely help with that. Your child is sure to love one or more of these books.

Math Fiction Books for Gifted Children
Everyone recognizes how important it is for children to learn math and understand mathematical concepts. Some kids pick up math easily and some don't. Fiction books based on math are perfect for both kinds of kids. These books have fun stories, word play and riddles, all of which makes learning math fun, even for kids who like math to begin with!

Books for Kids About the American Revolution
Why did American colonists rebel? There was no evil, oppressive ruler to rebel against. In fact, at the time British citizens were the freest people in the world. So what were the American colonists so upset about that they were willing to risk their property and their lives for? You child can learn about the Revolution and the founding of America by reading some good books about the Revolution and those who participated in it.

Poetry for Young People Books
Looking for a way to encourage an interest in poetry in your children? Try some of these books from Sterling Publishing aimed at young readers.

Books Can Help Children of Deployed Parents Cope
The books on this list are a great way to start a conversation with your child about the feelings he may be having about a parent's deployment.

Outdoor Games for the Whole Family
When the weather gets warm, it's time to get the kids outside to enjoy the fresh air and to get some exercise. If the kids need a little encouragement, get them involved in some fun games. Some are new and some are old classics, but all the games here are fun and can be enjoyed by the whole family!

Lego Building Blocks for Gifted Kids
Legos provide endless hours of creative play for kids. There are so many different kinds of bricks and other special pieces that almost the only limit to what a child can create is what his imagination can dream up. One of the things I like about legos is the

Dad-Centered Father's Day Activities for Kids
Father's Day is a day to focus on Dad. It's a day when kids can not just show Dad how much they love and appreciate him, but learn a bit about him and what he does, too. Many of the activities that kids can do with Mom on Mother's Day can be adapted for Father's Day. There are a number of ways kids can show Dad some love on Father's Day, but here are some ways that focus on Dad and what makes him so special.

Typical First Grade Language Arts Curriculum
First grade language arts instruction builds on the skills children are expected to learn by the end of kindergarten. What will your child learn by the end of first grade? Children continue to learn about sounds and move from reading readiness skills to reading skills. In general, your child will be expected to be able to do what is on this list by the end of first grade.

Fun Poetry Books for Gifted Kids
How do you get your child to enjoy and understand poetry? Introduce your young child to the world of poetry through these fun books.

4 Summer Camps for Gifted Kids Who Love Earth Science
Kids who are concerned about the planet, love animals, or are fascinated by ecology will love these summer camps.

Mystery Series for Children - Flatfoot Fox
Mysteries are one of the favorite book genres of gifted kids, and it's never too early for them to enjoy this genre. Eth Clifford's Flatfoot Fox series is perfect for young children. These books are meant for beginning readers, with a recommended age level of 6 or 7 and up, but if your child is an early reader, she might enjoy these books before that.

Books About the Number Pi for Gifted Children
Help gifted children improve their understanding of the mathematical constant known as Pi with this diverse list of books about the figure.

Fun Puzzles for Kids
Many gifted children love the challenge of a puzzle. Here are some excellent puzzles that offer a variety of challenges.

Strategy Board Games for Gifted Kids
Strategy games require some critical thinking and planning. So what kind of games could be more perfect for gifted kids?

10 George Washington Biographies for Kids
Here are ten excellent biographies of George Washington for a variety of ages demonstrating his honor, integrity, and commitment to his country and its people.

Biographies of Gifted Women
History is full of gifted and accomplished women. Some of them, like Marie Curie, are very well known, although all their accomplishments may not be. Others, like Fanny Mendelssohn are not very well known at all. Here are some biographies of just a few of these gifted women. Their lives and their accomplishments are quite inspirational! If you have a gifted daughter, you might want to share these with her.

Sesame Street Theme Toys for Gifted Kids
Your Sesame Street loving child will love these toys with a Sesame Street theme. From puzzles to playsets and keyboards to k'nex, there is something for everyone!

Hanukkah Toys and Puzzles for Children
One way for parents to share the stories of Hanukkah is through toys and puzzles with a Hanukkah theme. Here are some good ones!

Giving Thanks -- Being Thankful on Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is often a busy time for people, but it's also a time we should stop and consider the things we have to be thankful for. Here are some things you and your family can do to put some focus on giving thanks.

Mystery Book Series for Children
One of the types of books gifted kids seem to enjoy over other genres is the mystery. These mystery series are among my favorite books for young readers.

Staycation Ideas for Families With GIfted Children
Staycation ideas for families are limited when money is tight. But such families can embark on day trips or projects to break away from routines.

Videos Can Help Teach Kids the Meaning of 4th of July
4th of July videos for kids can help teach them the holiday's meaning. While children see parades and fireworks on the day, they may not know why.

What Is a Phoneme? - Definition of Term
A phoneme is the smallest unit of meaningful sound in a language.

Summer Activities for Gifted Children
How do you keep a gifted child stimulated and entertained during the summer months? It's not as difficult as parents sometimes think it is. All it takes is a little time and creative thinking. Here are five activities to get you started.

Top Pretend Toys for Gifted Children
Gifted children love to use their brains and exercise their imaginations. Here are some toys to keep them engaged during playtime.

Ten Games for Gifted Children
Gifted children enjoy many of the same games, like Monopoly, that other children enjoy. Here are ten great games for gifted children.

Math and Science Summer Camps for Gifted Children
From film making to video game design, from computer programming to exploring space, here are some summer camps that are perfect for your gifted child.

Learning to Read Early May Signal Giftedness in Kids
Kids seem to be learning to read at younger ages, which may be a sign of giftedness. Not all early readers are gifted. Learn to tell the difference.

Outdoor Winter Activities for Kids
What can the kids do outside during the cold and snowy season? Here is a list of great outdoor activity ideas.

Celebrating Valentine's Day With Gifted Children
Valentine's Day is celebrated by people of all ages. Enjoy the day and help your child enjoy it too with these ideas for crafts, games, and activities.

How to Throw a Halloween Party for Your Gifted Child
Why not forgo trick-or-treating in favor of a party for Halloween? You can organize a party tailor-made for gifted kids with a minimum of effort. Kids can explore some scientific principles with fun and sometimes

The Top Skills Needed for Childhood Literacy
What are literacy skills? They are all the skills children need to be able to read and write. Here are the top skills your child will need to develop.

What's Wrong With Straight A's and Good Grades?
Learn how straight As can actually be a sign that your child isn't learning what she needs to learn in order to be successful in life.

Choosing a Private School for Your Gifted Child
Parents of gifted children often look to private schools as an alternative to public ones. Use our tips for choosing the right private school for your child.

How Do Children Learn Language? (Basic Stages)
Learn how babies learn language. Babies are born with the ability to learn it and that learning begins at birth.

Holidays and Special Days in the Second Week of February
The second week of February has plenty of holidays that provide learning opportunities for your child, like Darwin Day.

The Case for William Shakespeare Being Gifted
Some people question whether Shakespeare is the true author of the works with his name on them. Learn about whether or not he was also gifted.

Language Arts and Language Science
Schools focus now on STE(A)M - science, technology, engineering, (arts), and math. But what about verbally gifted kids? What can we offer them?

All About Homeschooling
Learn what you need to know if you are thinking about homeschooling your child, including laws and available resources.

Sample Unit Plan Using Bloom's Taxonomy
Use our sample lesson plan based on Bloom's Taxonomy to help you plan your own lessons.

Save Money on Kids' Party Cupcakes and Activities
Here is an idea for party cupcakes that puts the creativity in the hands of the kids and saves you money on cakes and party activities.

Top Toys for Gifted Children
Gifted children can quickly tire of the typical children's toy. They need toys that challenge them to think and hold their interest. These are the best!

Understanding Underachievement in Gifted Children
Parents of gifted children are often surprised when their child underachieves in school. The key to helping is understanding the causes of underachievement.

Basic Kindergarten Math Curriculum and Goals
What will children learn about numbers and math in kindergarten? What are they expected to know at the end of the kindergarten year?

Gifted Children & Discipline: How Not to Argue
Gifted kids, especially the verbally gifted ones, argue like lawyers. They make excellent arguments, but it's important for you to remain in charge.

Keeping Gifted Toddlers & Preschoolers Stimulated
Parents of gifted toddlers and preschoolers worry that they may be bored. But gifted toddlers are usually easy to keep challenged and stimulated.

Satisfy Your Child's Need to Take Things Apart
Does your child seem to be more interested in taking things apart than in putting them together? Do you feel you have to hide all your mechanical possessions to keep them from being taken apart?

5 Ways to Identify What a Gifted Child Is
Defining what a gifted child is can be difficult because not everyone defines

How Do I Nurture My Gifted Child?
Finding out your child is gifted inevitably leads to the question

5 Factors to Consider Before Testing Your Gifted Child
When parents first realize that their child might be gifted, they wonder about testing. Learn which steps to take before getting your child assessed.

Elements of a Good Gifted Program
Be prepared when you are looking for a school for your child. Use these ten criteria to evaluate the gifted program schools have to offer.

The typical English Language Arts kindergarten curriculum
What ELA skills are children expected to learn in kindergarten? While the goals may vary from state to state, there are some typical expectations.

Do Gifted Children Need Less Sleep Than Other Kids?
Gifted kids not only seem to have trouble falling asleep but also appear to need fewer hours of sleep than their peers. Learn why with this review.

Example of a Toxic Teacher
It may not be possible for every teacher to be perfect, but schools should have zero toxic teachers...like this one.

The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature
How does the idea of the blank slate affect our parenting - and the way we view gifted children? Review of Steven Pinker's book

Should I Homeschool My Gifted Child?
Parents who are considering homeschooling should take some time to think about the decision and what is required. Here's our best advice.

Homogeneous Grouping for Gifted Students
Homogeneous grouping, also known as self-contained classroom, is a strategy used in educating gifted children as well as special needs students.

Developmental Milestones - Three Months to Five Years
The advanced development of gifted children is easier for parents and others to understand if they are familiar with typical childhood development.

Unique Traits and Characteristics of Gifted Children
What are the traits and characteristics that make gifted children stand out from their peers? Learn to distinguish giftedness with this checklist.

Why Some Gifted Children are Bossy
Some gifted kids are bossy, which can be rather puzzling to parents when it exists in a child who is otherwise sensitive to the needs of others.

What Is Intrinsic Motivation? (Definition)
Intrinsic motivation refers to motivation that comes from inside an individual rather than from any external or outside rewards, such as money or grades.

How Can I Get My Child to Stop Worrying About Death?
Some gifted children seem preoccupied with death and dying and get quite upset when they think about it. Learn how to comfort them.

Definition of a Self-Contained Classroom
A self-contained classroom is one in which the students share similar academic requirements.

Premature Birth and Gifted Children
Evaluating the development of a preemie who is also a gifted child can be difficult. Giftedness will not appear until quite some time after the baby's birth

Help Your Child Set Goals With These Steps
It can be difficult to reach goals, but for some gifted kids, it can be nearly impossible. The way they set their goals can be hard to attain them.

What If Your Gifted Child Tells You Easy Work is "Hard"
How is easy work hard for a gifted child with no learning disabilities? Learn more about what it means when you child says the work is hard.

Social Skills Kindergartners Will Need
For parents of prospective kindergartners, it's a good idea to get a handle on the social expectations for your child as they start formal schooling.

How to Find Someone to Test Your Gifted Child
You want to have your child tested, but you aren't sure how to get your child tested. Where do you go? Who should do the testing?

Books About Sleep for Kids
Many children have trouble falling asleep. They say their brains just won't shut off! These books can help them wind down and lead them to a peaceful sleep.

Arts and Humanities Summer Camps for Gifted Children
Looking for a summer camp for your child that focus on the arts and humanities? Here are some for kids with talents and interests in language, music, and the arts will love.

About That Gifted Word
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Parents' Guide To IQ Testing and Gifted Education
Book Review: Parents' Guide to IQ Testing. For those looking for more in-depth information about IQ testing, this is a must-have book.

Is My Child Gifted?
Your child seems to be more advanced than other children of the same age. You think your child might be gifted. How can you tell? And does it matter?

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Underachieving Gifted Students
Gifted children whose performance in school does not match their abilities are often referred to as underachievers. What exactly is underachievement?

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Music Toys for Gifted Children
Encouraging a love of music in your child is one of the best things you can do. No need to be musical; just expose your child to music and musical instruments.

Least Restrictive Environment for Gifted Kids
No child should be forced to sit in a restrictive school environment - and that includes gifted children.

Gifted Children and Underachievement - Is It a Cheetah?
Is an underachieving gifted child any less gifted than one who achieves? Stephanie Tolan answers this question in her article

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How Do You Know If Your Child Is an Introvert?
Contrary to what most people think, an introvert is not simply a person who is shy. In fact, being shy has little to do with being an introvert!

Creating Gifted Children Through Nature or Nurture
Some believe it's possible to create a gifted child with the right instruction. Is that really possible? Or are gifted children just born that way?

What are Hothouse Children?
Hothouse children are children whose parents push them into learning more quickly and earlier than is appropriate for the cognitive age of the children.

Helping Gifted Children Cope With Intense Emotions
Many gifted kids seem to take everything to heart and get upset by words or deeds other kids can ignore or get over quickly. What can you do about it?

Books About Forensic Science
Many gifted children are fond of mystery stories and in science. It's not surprising, then, to learn that they are also big fans of forensic science.

Overview and Definition of Mensa High IQ Society
You've no doubt heard of Mensa, but do you know what the organization actually is? Is it no more than people with high IQs and big egos? This description gives you the answer.

What Is Dumbing Down and Why is it Problematic?
Dumbing down is a term used to refer to either the hiding of natural intellectual abilities or the alteration of school curriculum. Learn more about this process.

What Is Extrovert Behavior?
Most people believe that an extrovert is a person who is friendly and outgoing. While that may be true, that is not the true meaning of extroversion.

What is a Social Construct?
What is a social construct or construction? Basically, it is something that exists because humans agree that it exists.

Math Games for Gifted Children
Some children struggle with math; others love it and can't get enough of numbers. Kids who love math will enjoy these games. Other kids will learn!

Dabrowski's Intellectual Overexcitability of Gifted Children
The intellectual overexcitability is one of Dabrowski's supersensitivities common in gifted children.

Creativity in the Early Childhood Classroom
It's hard to get the needs of gifted kids met in schools. What about creatively gifted kids? What can be done to foster the creativity of these kids?

At What Age Does Giftedness Appear?
Schools generally don't identify gifted children until third grade. Parents often recognize giftedness long before that. At what age can one determine whether a child is gifted?

Review: The Magic School Bus Engineering Lab
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) has become an important part of education. This lab encourages an interest in STEM at home.

Review: The OWI 14-in-1 Solar Robot
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education is important and can be a part of of any homeschooler's curriculum with this robot kit.

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Melissa Lingen's Gifted Kids Bill Of Rights
Wouldn't it be great if people acknowledged that gifted children have some rights? What do you think those rights would be?

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I have the right not to have other people interfere with my learning.
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I have the right to be looked at as a human being.
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Dabrowski's Five Overexcitabilities in Gifted Children
Polish psychologist Kazimierz Dabrowski identified five overexcitabilities in gifted children. Learn what they are and how to manage them.

Teaching kids to let go of Stress, Anger, and Negativity
It's hard to see our child feeling hurt or angry. It's not possible to protect them from those feelings, but we can help them let those feelings go.

Creative Valentine's Day Fun
Valentine's Day activities for kids are fairly easy to find. How many of them, though, encourage and nurture your child's creativity? Those kinds of activities might be a little harder to find. With a little creativity of your own, you find some activities or come up with your own! Here are some ideas to get you started.

What is a Test Ceiling?
Test scores of gifted children are not always accurate because of test ceilings, sometimes called the ceiling effect.

Why Gifted Children Suffer From Existential Depression
Known for being sensitive, gifted children may suffer from existential depression as they confront issues such as life, death, disease and oppression.

Gifted Children and Kindergarten - Early Entry Debate
Gifted children are often ready to begin school at age 4, but most of the time laws require children to wait until they are at least 5. Schools can usually waive the requirement, but they tend to discourage early entry. Is early entry into school a good idea for gifted children? Page 2.

Starting Kindergarten Early
Gifted children are often ready to begin school at age 4, but most of the time laws require children to wait until they are at least 5. Schools can usually waive the requirement, but they tend to discourage early entry. Is early entry into school a good idea for gifted children? Page 2.

Introverts - Social Needs and Preferences
Contrary to popular opinion, introverts are not asocial, nor are they friendless loners who lack social skills. They simply have different social needs and preferences.

5 Creative Substitutes for Candy in Easter Baskets
Loading the Easter basket with candy isn't the best option for our kids' health. So what are some good healthful substitutes that the kids will like?

10 Books About Computers for Computer Loving Kids
Although today's kids may be as comfortable with computers as their parents are with toasters, they may want more than comfort. Some want to know how computers work and how they are programmed. These books will help them learn.

The Top 10 Toys for Gifted Toddlers
Like all gifted children, gifted toddlers need plenty of intellectual stimulation. These toys will provide your toddler with that stimulation.

Terms Relating to Behavior, Traits, and Development
What's the best way to understand gifted children? There really is no best way, but learning the meanings of the terms used to talk about them can make a difference.

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Keeping Your Gifted Child Stimulated
What can parents do to keep their gifted child challenged and stiimulated - and happy? Is keeping your child challenged and stimulated pushing?

Talking With Your Gifted Child's Teacher
All children, even gifted children, can encounter problems in school. When this happens, the child's success can be helped or hampered by the relationship between the child's teacher and parents. Learn how to discuss school issues with your child's teacher in ways that can help your child.

Space Camp for Gifted Children Who Love Outer Space
Does your child gaze up at the stars and dream of space travel? Space Camp might be the ideal place for him. Children as young as seven can attend.

Why Gifted Kids Don't Thrive in Schools That Don't Meet Their Needs
Gifted children have social and academic challenges that make them prone to acting out or underachieving if schools don't meet their special needs.

Are Parents of Gifted Children Justified in Feeling Isolated and Alone?
Are parents of gifted children out of touch or do they have some real and valid reasons for their feeling of being alone and isolated?

5 Great Reasons to Send Your Gifted Child to Summer Camp
Summer programs can provide challenges gifted kids need, nurture their interests or introduce them to new ones, give them the chance to be with other gifted kids.

Why We Need the Gifted Label
Labels, we hear, are unproductive, particularly that label

Why Gifted Kids Sometimes Need to See Counselors
Parents of gifted kids can take steps to help their children find the right counselor when they notice such children experiencing emotional distress.

Where can I take my toddler to see if he's gifted?
Your toddler has hit developmental milestones early and you feel that you need help keeping his mind stimulated. Where can you go to find out if he is gifted? Find out in this FAQ.

What's the Right Score? - Gifted Program Admittance
Your child has been denied entry into your school's gifted program because his score wasn't high enough. Does the school have the right cut-off score?

What Kind of School Is Best for Gifted Kids?
Gifted kids need to be challenged in school in order to thrive. Can a public school provide the challenges or do gifted kids need a private school?

What Is the Typical Kindergarten Curriculum?
What are kids expected to know for a typical kindergarten curriculum? Goals may vary across states, but there are some general guidelines.

My Son's First True Peers
Sometimes a good experience makes a big difference in the life of a gifted child. One such experience is the opportunity to be with true peers.

Underachievement of Verbally Gifted Children
It seems logical that verbally gifted children would have an advantage in school, but in fact they may be more at risk for underachievement than other children.

Traits of Introvert Children
Do you worry because your child has few friends, is quiet, and is not outgoing? Are you always encouraging your child to make new friends, talk to the other kids and spend less time alone? All parents worry about their children, but if your child is an introvert, you may be worrying unnecessarily.

Definition of Toxic Teacher -- What is a Toxic Teacher?
Toxic teachers are those who do damage to children. They are worse than teachers who fail to provide an appropriate academic environment.

Top Summer Camps for Gifted Children
Gifted children's love of learning doesn't stop during the summer months. Have a look at these summer camps designed for or appeal to gifted children.

Tips to Help Your Gifted Child Fall Asleep
A commonly noted characteristic of gifted children is their need for less sleep than other children. What is not so commonly noted, but commonly occurs, is the difficulty many gifted children have getting to sleep.

Things Gifted Kids Do and Say
If you're the parent of a gifted child, your child enjoys playing, argues with siblings, and resists completing chores, just like any other kid. However, there are some things gifted kids do and say that you are pretty sure other kids don't say and do.

3 Things Gifted Kids Need to Reach Their Potential
We often hear about gifted kids who don't reach their potential. Here are three factors that contribute to success.

Looking Forward to First Grade
Were you glad when your child's kindergarten year was over? I was. And I was looking forward to first grade.

Kindergarten Conflicts
It's not just parents of gifted kids who don't understand why their children aren't challenged in school. The children don't understand it either.

Keeping a Portfolio of a Gifted Child's Work
It is sometimes difficult for parents of gifted children to get their child's academic needs met. Keeping a portfolio of your child's work that illustrates his or her abilities can help.

Is Your Child Sitting in a Nest of Snakes in School?
If your child was in a nest of snakes, would you drug him to make him stop squirming, get therapy to help him adjust, or take him out of the nest?

Is There a Good Reason to Test Your Child?
To test or not to test. That is the question many parents of gifted children ask about IQ tests. What's the right answer?

Definition of Intelligence
We all talk about intelligence, but what exactly is it? Simply put, it is the ability to learn.

Terms and Concepts Related to Language and Reading
Advanced verbal abilities are cited as a sign of giftedness. But why? We can understand by learning about language, reading, and the meaning of some terms.

If Dr. Seuss had a gifted child ....
Can you imagine what Dr. Seuss might say if he had had a gifted child? Mary Beth Northrup could imagine it and wrote a poem in Dr. Seuss style that parents of gifted kids will surely identify with.

Teaching Empathy - Is it a good idea?
Teaching empathy sounds like a great idea, but is it right for gifted kids?

Summer Camps to Satisfy Every Interest of GIfted Kids
Science, math, art, music, ecology, computers...no matter what your child's interests are, you'll find a summer camp that is a perfect fit.