Are you looking for what to be thinking about and working on in the month of January? Each month of the year has been designated as a time to think about some aspect of our lives or life in general. The celebrations and observances listed here are those that should be of special interest to gifted children and their families.
- National Hobby Month There are just too many activities to list as hobbies. Anything you enjoy doing can be considered a hobby. Share your hobby with your child this month and help him discover his own. And remember, sometimes hobbies sometimes turn into careers!
- National Book Month
Most gifted kids love to read, so they need little encouragement, but you may need some advice on choosing the right books for your child.
What to consider before you buy a book
Books your gifted child is sure to love
- National Get Organized Month
Spend some time this month getting organized and helping your child get organized.
Help Your Child Get Organized for School
Organize a Study Space to Help with Homework
5 Necessary Tools to Organize Kid Rooms
Recruit Your Kids to Help Get Their Rooms Organized
- International Creativity Month
I think that encouraging our children to be creative should be an on-going activity year round, and January is the perfect month to start thinking about doing just that!
What is Creativity?
Creative Ways to Foster Creativity
Art Gifts for Kids Who Like to Get Creative Creative Gifts Your Child Can Make
- National Mentoring Month
- It's Okay to Be Different Month
The purpose of this observation is to celebrate our ethnic, racial, and cultural differences. I think we should also celebrate other differences as well. So many gifted children feel isolated and out of place because they feel "different." Help your child this month understand that it's okay to be different!
Should Gifted Children Be Told They Are Gifted?
Books with Gifted Characters and Themes
Books About Being Gifted for Kids
- Reference Book Month
It seems like with the continued growth of the Internet, we see less and less of print media. But it's not gone yet, especially not for kids! And what form of print media is more perfect for gifted kids than reference books?
Dictionaries for Children
Encyclopedias for Kids
Thesauruses for Children
- National High-Tech Month
January was designated as the month to reflect on the effect that technology has on our lives. When we think of technology, we tend to think of electronics, like computers and cell phones. But technology is more than that. It's anything that comes from the application of science for practical purposes. Cars are part of technology, so are washing machines and dishwashers. High-tech, though, it "cutting edge" technology, so that's where we'd put computers and smart phones.
Personal Computers Help Gifted Students Work Smart Technology Toys
Kids and Technology: When to Limit It and How
Music CDs Your Child Can Make
- Reaching Your Potential Month
This is an important month for gifted kids and their parents. We often struggle to get the academic services our children need so that they can reach their potential. But we have to remember that we can help our children even when the school can't.
Help Your Kids Reach Their Potential
5 Ways to Help Your Gifted Child Reach Her Potential
Help your gifted child reach his academic potential both at school and at home