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    Discovering your child natural talent

    Nitin Pandey, education expert and founder - parentune.com


    Dec 05, 2015 | 11 : 30 AM to 1 : 00 PM

    Have you identified the signals your children send about their interests? Am I providing her the right opportunities for growth in her talent area? Get all the answers around how to uncover your child’s natural talents and nurture it and get tips to how to bring out the best in them.

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    My daughter is 5 years old, She is going to a Montessory . I wish to know how I should track her dev....

    My daughter is 5 years old, She is going to a Montessory . I wish to know how I should track her developmental needs. Is there a methodology on it. I wish her to develop into a confident individual, and pursue her interest without putting undue pressure on it. My Vision for her is that she is creative, empathetic and provide creative solutions for the worlds problems

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    Hi Sumanth! 2015-12-05 11:31:03
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    Thanks for sharing the vision for your child's development, helps me understand your perspective 2015-12-05 11:31:56
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    At your daughter's age, she is at her best pace of brain development, this is also the onset of cognitive development for her and from hereon it would be accelerated till she turns 7/8 years. So these are the best years for cognitive development, laungage development, interpersonal and intra personal development for your child. 2015-12-05 11:34:45
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    While there are several ways to keep a tab at her development, keeping your vision for her development in perspective, here are a couple of simple and effective ways to keep a tab. 2015-12-05 11:35:34
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    1. Her expression - How's she expressing her needs, and her thoughts on a day to day basis, you could encourage her to do so freely, and observe her expression. Most of the children do the best with this when given a supportive environment and encouragement. Drama and music are some of the best ways to help a child express freely. 2015-12-05 11:37:51
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    2. Empathy - For her to find creative solutions to others' issues, empathy is a key value you could look at inculcating in your child. This is something which you could inculcate in your child by role modelling and also through conversations with your child. Encourage community work right from her current age and she'll find her own unique path. 2015-12-05 11:39:30
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    3. Apart from these, you could focus on - a. Reasoning and inquiry from your child - more the better for her cognitive development - asking more questions about "what", "how", "why" is a good sign, especially about her surroundings. b. Patterns of observations and solutions she thinks about on a very basic level. for e.g. why is the sun yellow in the morning, but orange in the evening? 2015-12-05 11:41:14
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    Hope this helps. 2015-12-05 11:41:23
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    My 4 year old son has no concentration when it comes to studying course material but loves reading s....

    My 4 year old son has no concentration when it comes to studying course material but loves reading stories fiction and other books how can I encourage his reading skills and vocab.

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    Hi Mehak! 2015-12-05 11:41:45
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    I think, your child already has reading skills if he's reading fiction and story books. You could encourage my understanding his interest areas and introducing him to more variety of these fiction books and some on non-fiction as well, for e.g. books on automobile history if that interests him, or sports or similar other picture/visual rich books 2015-12-05 11:45:19
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    You could also channelise this towards academics by making it more and more interesting for him to get into more details. For e.g. getting him more resource material books around solar system- especially which are visually rich. 2015-12-05 11:46:45
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    Here's a complete blog on it, which shall give you more ideas. http://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/how-to-improve-concentration-levels-for-your-child/547 2015-12-05 11:47:16
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    My 3 year old daughter loves music of all sorts picks up musical toys enjoys music playing anywhere.....

    My 3 year old daughter loves music of all sorts picks up musical toys enjoys music playing anywhere. Does that mean she is inclined towards music. Is it a good time to start her on music classes.

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    Hey Ravi! This sure is a good sign that your child likes music and may also be an early sign as one of her interest areas. 2015-12-05 11:48:17
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    At 3, you could encourage this interest by introducing to variety of music, and see what does she like within that, similarly more and more instruments. You could introduce a few to her at friend's place who have them or even at a music class to then pick her own. 2015-12-05 11:49:23
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    Don't be worries if she looses interest in one and moves to the next from time to time. Do see which one she really enjoys. Its only time, which would tell you, whether she would enjoy vocal or instrumental more, at this point in time, you could encourage and give her variety of these to try with. 2015-12-05 11:50:47
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    Rhymes at this stage with music would be great! so sing and dance with her and help her with this as her favourite things to do. This would also help her in building her vocabulary. 2015-12-05 11:51:50
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    My 6 year old son is way too keen on exploring new things, he is always on the look out for what nex....

    My 6 year old son is way too keen on exploring new things, he is always on the look out for what next, sometimes we feel he is just exploring and sometimes we get worried cause he just can't stick to any pattern and has a very wavering mind. How can I make him more focused

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    Hi Hitesh! a child's brain is at it's best development phase at these years, and this is also the time that the cognitive development is peaking, and so the child's mind is working at several times the pace of an adult's mind. What we may find as a lack of focus is actually a superior ability to grasp and observe more and more. 2015-12-05 11:54:39
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    Having said that, I understand your worry. Here are a couple of things you could try on a day-to-day basis. 2015-12-05 11:55:09
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    1. Play the game of Name Chain. You can play with as many players as you want. Let the first player say a name. The second player should say the name the first player said followed by a new name. The third player has to say the first 2 names in the same order followed by another new name. So the game can go on for many rounds till one person makes a mistake in the order or the name. 2015-12-05 11:56:24
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    this will help you build focus on a day-to-day basis gradually 2015-12-05 11:58:16
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    some more similar exercises here in this blog - http://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/how-to-improve-concentration-levels-for-your-child/547 2015-12-05 11:58:39
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    hope this helps hitesh 2015-12-05 11:58:51
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    Thank you Nitin. 2015-12-05 11:59:22
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    My 3.5 year old loves dancing and music. Its been consistent for sometime now, wanted to know from w....

    My 3.5 year old loves dancing and music. Its been consistent for sometime now, wanted to know from what age can I make her join a dance class, especially a dance form. Also is it a good time for exploring different instruments.

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    Hi megha! you could start as early as now, but pick up a dance/music class if possible on a 1X1 or a similar age group basis for her 2015-12-05 12:53:33
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    Also, you could first understand her interest in various music types and then introduce her to a music instrument, rather that begin with any one instrument as such. or she could also explore some of them and then let you know the one she would like to try 2015-12-05 12:54:39
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    Moreover, be encouraging of her singing and dancing, and introduce her to various music forms beyond bolywood and commercial music as well and observe what else does she like. variety of music is the key here. 2015-12-05 12:55:44
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    Music and dance are various forms of expression, and the beginning point is letting your child express freely, and I think you have started well there. keep at it. 2015-12-05 12:57:21
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    Hope this helps. 2015-12-05 12:57:26
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    My son is 2 yrs old and goes to a day care. He is very active and likes to play a lot with books and....

    My son is 2 yrs old and goes to a day care. He is very active and likes to play a lot with books and toys. But he is very impatient and doesn't like to do a single stuff for too long. He likes to play outside. How does one identify a child's natural talent given that most of their activities are in sync with other children of their age

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    Hi Nitin 2015-12-05 12:00:34
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    Hi Shikha! 2015-12-05 12:00:40
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    Is your child mostly active and likes to keep moving around? 2015-12-05 12:01:08
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    Yes 2015-12-05 12:01:15
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    He likes to run a lot 2015-12-05 12:01:22
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    Do you observe this only at home or also in outdoors? 2015-12-05 12:01:28
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    Even in home, he doesn't like to sit at one place 2015-12-05 12:01:39
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    ok, and does he enjoy any other activities? 2015-12-05 12:02:03
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    In park, he would like to do try all the swings 2015-12-05 12:02:05
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    ok, any other? 2015-12-05 12:02:17
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    Basically he likes to be involved in one thing or other 2015-12-05 12:02:50
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    how does he react to audio visuals? 2015-12-05 12:02:57
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    He likes seeing rhymes on iPad. Enjoys music 2015-12-05 12:03:24
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    In case of good beats, he would raise his finger similar to Bhangra style 2015-12-05 12:03:51
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    ok, thanks for sharing these 2015-12-05 12:03:56
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    Your child has a preferred learning style. There are different ways a child would grasp and observe, and it is here, that different children have different grasping/learning styles 2015-12-05 12:04:59
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    Ok 2015-12-05 12:05:18
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    While each child can learn in multiple ways, there is a preferred learning style. Your child likes exploring, moving, trying out by touch and feel and opening things 2015-12-05 12:05:46
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    Yes he likes to experiment with things 2015-12-05 12:06:18
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    Your child's preferred learning style seems to be a mix of kinesthetic (movement, play), and sensorial (touch and feel) 2015-12-05 12:06:24
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    Would try to open stuff, check inside content, water experiments etc 2015-12-05 12:06:43
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    As a parent, the best you could do to begin with is understand that your child has a different learning style compared to may be other children of his age. and that when he is opening things into two, it's not that he's destructive in his approach, it's just that, his preferred style of learning is exploration. 2015-12-05 12:07:31
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    Should we prevent him from doing this? 2015-12-05 12:08:08
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    Example: he creates a mess out of things, should we prevent or allow, as it could be part of learning process 2015-12-05 12:08:37
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    You could encourage him by doing some of the following things: 1. Get Jigsaw puzzle and building blocks for him - you could try various ones, the ones which come together to make various shapes like a house, a car, a building are the best for him. 2015-12-05 12:08:39
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    Ok 2015-12-05 12:08:48
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    You don't need to prevent him if he select the right toy. :) 2015-12-05 12:09:12
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    Ok 2015-12-05 12:09:29
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    Imagine if you selected these building blocks, and let him explore it, would you need to prevent him? 2015-12-05 12:09:42
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    Yes but he then starts throwing them and enjoys a lot in doing so 2015-12-05 12:10:06
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    at the same time, i understand your worry about he taking that approach with almost each thing....and that could be a worry. but you could bridge this by helping him understand and diverting him to his favourite toys/activity. 2015-12-05 12:10:28
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    Ok 2015-12-05 12:10:46
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    that's also ok, till the time you have a rule with him that after he has thrown all, he needs to put them together in his toy bucket. make that part a lot of fun, and cheer him to put those things back 2015-12-05 12:11:05
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    Yes, we have been doing that 2015-12-05 12:11:19
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    And he follows also 2015-12-05 12:11:26
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    make small and simple rules with him which are easy to understand for his age, you will find his grasping race like a rocket 2015-12-05 12:11:41
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    great, you are doing well then. 2015-12-05 12:11:51
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    Thanks a lot Nitin 2015-12-05 12:12:04
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    for the outdoors, I would encourage you to find maps of places when you go out with him 2015-12-05 12:12:10
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    Maps? 2015-12-05 12:12:26
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    let him explore the outdoors in his own way, at the same time make simple maps for him to show where are you heading next. make each trip like a treasure hunt in the outdoors. 2015-12-05 12:12:56
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    Ok. Shall try this approach 2015-12-05 12:13:23
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    he's young but would grasp the concept fast, you could get him to grasp his surroundings and learn from it real fast. direction is sensorial by nature again, and needs movement, he may pick it faster than the most. :) 2015-12-05 12:13:53
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    Ok 2015-12-05 12:14:06
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    hope this helps shikha 2015-12-05 12:14:07
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    Yes, thanks a lot Nitin 2015-12-05 12:14:18
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    My son is crazy for lego, besides playing with it for fun, he is also into informal lego workshops.....

    My son is crazy for lego, besides playing with it for fun, he is also into informal lego workshops. He talks lego, walks lego. Is it healthy. Will this do him so good. Is there any way I can get him on something better like those games on mechanics etc

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    How old is your son sneha? 2015-12-05 12:14:55
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    5 years old 2015-12-05 12:15:11
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    Lego and other building blocks are great for him, i would say it's no worry at all. you could always introduce him to more edu-learning toys but this is a no worry zone really. 2015-12-05 12:18:18
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    My Daughter is 3 yrs 11 months and she can create random poems,write by herself .She is very creativ....

    My Daughter is 3 yrs 11 months and she can create random poems,write by herself .She is very creative and draws images,sketches around nature.at her age,I find her exceptionally imaginative .Can she be a gifted talented child?

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    hi Archana! 2015-12-05 12:18:57
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    Hi Nitin 2015-12-05 12:19:23
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    Tell me something more about your daughter's favourite activities. 2015-12-05 12:19:55
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    when did she start writing poems? 2015-12-05 12:20:17
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    She likes sketching,coloring and outdoors too much 2015-12-05 12:20:30
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    she makes random poems like 2-3 lines on something ,she started around 3 ys 2015-12-05 12:20:54
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    and did she pick this fom somewhere or someone or completely by herself? 2015-12-05 12:21:12
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    by herself,means she all of sudden feels and start singing some sentences 2015-12-05 12:21:47
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    also, is she highly social or likes to spend more time with herself and doing her activities alone? 2015-12-05 12:22:15
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    thats a issue with her she is engrossed in her activity 2015-12-05 12:22:51
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    If she is doing something she wont reply to any thing else 2015-12-05 12:23:14
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    like i mentioned earlier in this chat, each child has her own unique ways of grasping and learning. Similarly, each child has her own unique way of expressing herself. 2015-12-05 12:23:21
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    She is not so social means if she likes she interact with kids else not 2015-12-05 12:23:33
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    That is perhaps because she is highly involved/engrossed in what she is doing and also enjoying the activity, that's a great sign of an intrapersonal development 2015-12-05 12:24:03
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    The fact that she's already penning her thoughts and singing them shows that she's an interest and perhaps a talent in this area. I would advice you to encourage her by providing her as many resource material and platforms to express herself. 2015-12-05 12:25:18
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    ok 2015-12-05 12:25:34
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    is thats an issue if she dont participate in group with kids,in school teachers said she is intelligent in academics but needs social skill 2015-12-05 12:26:50
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    I am worried if that is some issue 2015-12-05 12:27:05
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    that's not an issue archana, some children have an intrapersonal style of grasping and learning like your child. It's completely fine. Do you know stats have shown that most of the people who have been top achievers have been intrapersonal learners, highly self aware 2015-12-05 12:29:41
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    Oh thats great relief,thanks 2015-12-05 12:30:16
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    I would suggest you to encourage her and do some of the following: 1. Encourage your child to mantain a diary of her poems/writings. You could in fact gift her one and listen to her expressions everyday for some time. 2015-12-05 12:30:30
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    2. Let her participate in her school/outside school poem recitals and other similar platforms. Ask her to enjoy herself and not worry about the results, encourage her to not worry about who comes first in it. let her know you are by her side always. :) 2015-12-05 12:31:41
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    3. Get her variety of similar age appropriate books of poems from some of the best authors in India and worldwide, let her enjoy these writings and take inspiration from. For e.g. Rabindranath tagore's poems 'geetanjali' 2015-12-05 12:32:58
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    outdoor seems to be where her heart is, make small picnics on the weekends to the nearest outdoor and leave the malls. enjoy her expression together as a family and encourage her to do her thing. I think your child has a gift which you could nurture for sure. 2015-12-05 12:34:09
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    Hope this is of help Archana 2015-12-05 12:34:26
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    thanks nitin,one more ques .if I need your assistnace in future,how can I reach you 2015-12-05 12:34:51
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    I really felt great talking you,so feeling to get guidance again 2015-12-05 12:35:12
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    You can always read me and anyone of us through proparent services archana. 2015-12-05 12:35:27
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    reach me that is 2015-12-05 12:35:35
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    or write in to us at helpdesk une.com 2015-12-05 12:35:52
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    My pleasure. Feeling excited to know your daughter's progress in her intrest, so look fwd to getting those updates too. 2015-12-05 12:36:28
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    sure Nitin,thanks 2015-12-05 12:36:41
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    welcome archana :) 2015-12-05 12:36:50
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    My son is 5.5 year old. he says he wants to become a scientist. How would i know he has a natural in....

    My son is 5.5 year old. he says he wants to become a scientist. How would i know he has a natural inclination towards science?

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    Hi namrata! how are you 2015-12-05 12:37:24
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    great thank you 2015-12-05 12:37:51
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    can you tell me a little about your child, like his activities, interest areas? 2015-12-05 12:38:53
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    Likes playing cars, blocks and play dough(clay)... Wathcing Videos related to planets 2015-12-05 12:39:50
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    I want to know what games or activities I can introduce.. 2015-12-05 12:40:29
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    planets, which channel, if any in particular or kind of videos? 2015-12-05 12:41:00
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    also what does he do with blocks and toys? 2015-12-05 12:41:43
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    youtube videos on name of planets ... 2015-12-05 12:41:44
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    he makes cars, planes, robots and rockets 2015-12-05 12:42:12
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    which kind of toys does he like if any? 2015-12-05 12:42:16
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    Cars and planes 2015-12-05 12:42:41
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    thanks namrata. and you have noticed this interest from how long now? 2015-12-05 12:43:04
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    since he was 2 yrs old 2015-12-05 12:43:32
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    ok 2015-12-05 12:43:43
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    Here are a few things you could begin with if not started already 2015-12-05 12:44:21
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    1. Look at getting a couple of interesting visually rich books on the universe/galaxy/solar system, automobiles, space exploration studies, aviation 2015-12-05 12:45:22
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    ok 2015-12-05 12:45:40
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    2. You could look up at some of these interesting programs on discovery and national geographic like the "wormhole" and "space odyssey" 2015-12-05 12:46:53
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    These programs will help him get more understanding of the space and knowledge about our galaxy, thereby quenching his interest on the topic. 2015-12-05 12:47:42
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    3. There are a few DIY (do it yourself) kits available for making things like simulated solar kit, a toy car and so on, you could introduce these kits for your child. 2015-12-05 12:48:30
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    4. Also, once he turn 7, you could look up at a few robotoic programs for your child to participate/enroll in if he find it interesting through the demo classes. 2015-12-05 12:49:11
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    Ok..great 2015-12-05 12:49:30
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    These activities will not only help him develop his interest but also will give you a fair idea on how is he progressing on his interest. 2015-12-05 12:49:53
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    It though seems that your child is naturally inclined to exploration and on how things work. :) 2015-12-05 12:50:47
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    Hope this helps Namrata 2015-12-05 12:50:59
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    Yes, thanks a lot... we'll try out ... and let you know.. :) 2015-12-05 12:51:26
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    great! all the best! :) 2015-12-05 12:51:39
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    thanks..bye 2015-12-05 12:51:49

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