Baby Development

Approach to gifted children in preschool age

Approach to gifted children in preschool age


Some of the earliest signs of giftedness for teachers and families include;

- Extraordinary mobility in infancy
-Long attention span
- Early recognition and laughing of the parent or carer
- Overreaction against sound, pain and pain
-Fast progression to developmental milestones (walking, speaking, etc.)
- Extraordinary memory
-Fast learning and enjoyment
-Early and comprehensive language development
- Excessive interest in books
- Ability to understand from joke
- Abstract reasoning and problem solving skills
-Live imagination
-Sensitivity and kindness
- Don't ask questions
-Being a leader in playing with friends

(Renzulli 1986, Freeman 1986, Morelock 1992, Daglioglu 1995, Metin 1999).

Activities for Gifted Children to Teachers and Their Families

Her parents and teachers have great responsibilities in responding to the talents, interests and needs of gifted children. Because, as mentioned above, they want to learn more detailed and in-depth information than their peers. Therefore, implementing activities such as the examples listed below may allow families and teachers with such children to support the child in line with their needs.

Comparison and contrast: Asking about the similarities and differences between the two characters in the book, two people he knows, two television shows, two dogs.
Grouping in different ways: To allow him to find different ways to group his favorite television shows, people he knows, toys, drinks, times of day, emotions, clothes, different geometric shapes.
Using computer: Teaching children how to use computers. Some programs such as dinosaurs and facemakers are used with pleasure by these children.
Different toys: Presenting different manipulative toys and giving opportunity to produce original designs with these materials.
Different thinking skills: To teach critical thinking and problem solving skills by presenting simple logical puzzles and mazes.
Improve the ability to predict: In a television show ne what happens next? Ta, in the book, “what do you think about people's lives?” Or
Istemek Is this child angry? ”, Ne What do you think he thinks? Istemek
"If it happens": Irsak If we leave a piece of bread outside on the grass ”
or en what if you wanted to send a letter to your grandmother ”or insanlar if people could fly insanlar, ne what would happen if you were angry at all your friends?”.
Mixed and changing animals: After asking them to choose a few animals and some of them exchanging their characteristics, the new type of animal that emerged,
ask him to write a story.
Read books about science, nature and the environment: These children often like books about science, nature and the environment.
Record the story, observation etc. to the tape: Tell the child how to use a portable small tape recorder and microphone, either a story or a song.
What to do when you take a trip around the house or school and listen later
ask him to record what he saw so he could remember what he saw.


I. Turkey Gifted Congress Publication Series: 2 (Gifted Proceedings - Prof. Dr. Adnan Kulaksızoğlu, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ahmet Emre knowledgeable, Mustafa Ruhi Poem)
* Assist. Assoc. Prof. Dr., İzzet Baysal University

Dağlıoğlu H. E. (1995). elementary school 2.-5. Determination of Gifted Children Among Class Attending Children. Hacettepe University Institute of Health Sciences Unpublished Master's Thesis. Ankara.

Freeman J. (1986). The Psychology of Gifted Children. John Willey and Son Ltd., Great Britain.

Renzulli J. S. (1986). The Treating Conception of Giftedness: a Developmental Model for Creative Productivity. Conception of Giftedness Press Syndicate of the University of Cambridge.

Morelock M. (1992). “Giftedness: The View from Within” Understanding OurGifted 4 (3), 1, 11-15.

Text N. (1999). Gifted Children. Oz Stage Matbaacilik San. LTD. Sti. Ankara