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Volume #3   Issue #07

ISSN: 0219-7642    Jan 7, 2005

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>> EDITORIAL

Hi Everyone,

I hope your holidays went well and started your new year with new hope and dreams. I'm late in getting the newsletter out today. So, I'll let you get right to the good stuff. You have a nice weekend.

Andrew Loh
Publisher & Editor, BrainyZine
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>> FEATURE ARTICLE

Early signs of giftedness for young children (Age Birth - 4)
By Dr. Inderbir Sandhu

The legacy you leave
Rick Benteau

>> ASK AN EXPERT

Q: I really think my just turned two year old son is gifted and if you have the
time to read this email and respond I would appreciate it. He seems to be
doing things far beyond his age. Before Jack was two:

  • Knew entire alphabet

  • Could also recognize any letter or number you showed him

  • Could count to 12 (also recognizes #'s 16-20)

  • Knew the shapes of square, triangle, rectangle, oval, heart, diamond, star
    and could recognize them

  • Huge vocabulary of words including almost all animals (tropical bird & sea
    turtle) and when shown about 25 animals cards he could recognize them and everyday words

  • Know the parts of a face (chin, cheek, ear, eye, nose, mouth, teeth)

  • Know at least 10 colors ....

A: From what you had described, your son is definitely gifted – the term is usually not used freely (or used by professionals/educators in the area) to avoid labeling and anticipated unnecessary pressure on the child. See Dr. Sandhu's complete answer on gifted children programs here!

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>> LATEST BRAINY NEWS


Scientists tuning in to what makes musical prodigies tick
JSOnline Jan 1, 2005

Winner thinks that extremely gifted children - generally defined as those who can perform at an adult level before the age of 10 - are born with an "atypical brain." Unlike moderately talented children, she said, extremely gifted ones have an enormous capacity for learning that parents often notice shortly after birth.


Passive Smoke Lowers Kids' Test Scores
Yahoo! News Jan 4, 2005

Even small amounts of secondhand smoke can sabotage a child's performance on reading, math, reasoning and logic tests, a new study finds.


Family plan
The Times-Picayune Jan 3, 2005

New year's resolutions aren't just for individuals. This is the time of year for parents and children to come together and resolve to make changes that benefit the entire family.


HINDRANCE? Are video games really an educational boost for preschoolers?
SunHerald.com Dec 26, 2004

Experts especially fret about games for preschoolers because children's brains are developing so rapidly at this age, forming lifelong habits and learning patterns. At this developmental stage, "interactive" should mean talking to adults and using their senses, not getting feedback from a screen, they say.


Toys have lasting impact on brain
BBC News Dec 23, 2004

Toys that stimulate a young child's mind could permanently boost their brain function, according to research.


Stimulate Your Pre-Schooler's Language Development
KSAT.com Jan 3, 2005

Language is an important part of your pre-schooler's life. Without language, she'd be unable to communicate her needs, wants and desires to the outside world. Language development itself represents an important pre-requisite to other skills important to later academic success, such as reading.



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