Top 7 Early Signs That your Kid is Smarter than Average!
Each and every child is special, but if you’ve ever wondered if your child has the natural potential to be ahead of the curve, or have above average intelligence, researchers believe there are a number of signs that can help parents find out. The best part: you don’t have to wait too long to do your research! That’s right. The indications that your little one is destined for academic greatness can be determined fairly early, and today we’re going to determine what parents need to do to find out! We have listed a top 10 of early signs that your kids will be smart!
1. They have great memory
One great starting point for finding out if your baby is going to be a little genius, is by analyzing their ability to memorize things. According to the experts at New Kid’s Center, “if your infant can remember past events, like where a toy was hidden, or they can quickly recognize faces and locations, those are indications your child is gifted. In fact, having a good memory is regarded as a useful skill at virtually any age.”
Try testing your kids memory, and even stimulating it by doing some memory based activities or games. They may have a naturally enhanced memory, but you can always work to help strengthen it a little more with some practice!
2. Language skills
Children who display the ability to hold a conversation early in their development are far more likely to grow up smarter than average. According to the Davidson Institute, an education foundation for advanced children, “early and prolific use of language is typical in profoundly gifted children.”
You may think your kids are just being chatty, but when they talk early and often, it’s a great sign that they’re trying to express their thoughts, and develop their minds at a faster rate!
3. Strong character, bold personality
Everybody enjoys the company of someone with bright, bold personality. I mean, you rarely read about difference makers in history who were considered weak or uninteresting, right?
Lyn Kendall of Mensa told the BBC that a “developed sense of humor and social skills are signs your child is gifted.” That means if your kids personality brightens up a room, and is relatively strong, they could grow up to be more special than others.
4. They’re big balls of energy
Admittedly, you’d be hard pressed to come across a kid who isn’t a big ball of energy, but experts believe that if your kid is fidgety (for example, they move a lot or they shake) they’re more gifted than most.
Dr. Hillary Hettinger Steiner and Dr. Martha Carr told Very Well that “a need for mental and physical stimulation is a sign of intelligence.”
If your baby was always looking to switch positions, fidget, or just move in general, there’s a good chance you’ve got a very special little baby!
5 . They find interest (and proficiency) in hobbies
This may seem like the most obvious, but if your kids display interests in hobbies early on, it’s a clear indication of great things to come. Especially if they’re talented in their respective hobbies! According to the Baby Center, “your preschooler may be gifted if they have a specific talent, like artistic ability or an ease with numbers.”
6. They love reading!
Close your eyes. Think of the term “bookworm”. What came to mind? Someone intellectual? I think so. If your children show an early interest and proficiency in reading, then expect them to be a gifted a child New York Parenting reports that gifted children often show an interest in reading before they’re in school, are voracious readers, and even read for fun.
7 . They are left-handed
It turns out that all of those teachers who tried to force lefties to write with their right hands may have had it backward. While there is a small and, as of yet, unexplained correlation between being left-handed and being a criminal, there are some intellectual benefits to being a southpaw. One large study demonstrated that left-handedness is associated with divergent thinking, all the more so in males. This unique ability to combine two unrelated objects in a meaningful way is a sign of intelligence.