I've come across some reading materials which made me wonder whether my little big boy is simply bright or is he a gifted child? He is already 4-years old and is currently in Nursery level. Lately, he begins to enjoy school but during his first couple of weeks he always thought that his classmates are all babies.
How do we differentiate a bright child from a gifted child? Based on my readings here are the difference between the two:
- A bright child would typically know the answers to so many questions; on the other hand, a gifted child would continue to ask questions based on your answers.
- Bright kids enjoy the company of kids of the same age while the gifted children love the company of older kids and even the adults.
- Bright children would pay close attention on a particular object; gifted children are extremely observant of their surroundings and loves to get involved.
- A bright kid is a good listener thus he or she is able to follow instructions very well. Gifted kid would normally express and discuss their ideas and have the desire to work on their own.
Whether your child is gifted or simply bright, you have to be thankful for it; show support in all the things that he would want to do. Guidance is also important, you are lucky to have one smart-pants in your family so enjoy it.