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Carol Bainbridge

Updated Articles and Resources

By Carol Bainbridge

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Chess Books for Kids Created: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      Improve your child's problem-solving skills, patience and focus, enhance her imagination, and instill confidence by teaching him the game of chess!
    • Strategy Board Games Created: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      Strategy games require some critical thinking and planning. So what kind of games could be more perfect for gifted kids? If you are looking for ways to get the kids off the computer and videogames ...
    • Top 10 Movies Gifted Children Will Love Created: Thursday, December 18, 2008 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      What child doesn't enjoy watching a good movie? Gifted children are certainly aren't any different, but some movies may be more appealing to them than other movies. Here are ten good movies for g...
    • Tips for Talking With Your Gifted Child's Teacher Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      All children, even gifted children, can encounter problems in school. When this happens, the child's success can be helped or hampered by the relationship between the child's teacher and parents. ...
    • Gifted Children and Language Development Created: Tuesday, May 01, 2007 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      One characteristic of gifted children is advanced language ability, which means these children reach developmental milestones relating to language earlier than developmental charts would indicate. This means that gifted children tend to talk earlier, have larger vocabularies, and use longer sentences than non-gifted children.
    • Snow Creatures Created: Tuesday, January 04, 2011 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Who isn't familiar with snowmen? They are both fun and easy to build. But have you ever seen a snow dog or a snow cat? Those can require a little more creativity and skill, but they are also lots o...
    • Is it Colic or a Need for Stimulation? Created: Sunday, February 21, 2010 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Does your baby cry a lot, especially after a meal? Does she get better if you entertain her? Is it colic, then, or just boredom?
    • What is the Right Score for Admittance to a Gifted Program? Created: Tuesday, June 03, 2008 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Your child has been denied entry into your school's gifted program because his or her test score wasn't high enough. Does the school have the right cut-off score? Find out in this FAQ.
    • Fun Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day Created: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day! Whether our heritage is Irish or not, we enjoy participating in the fun on St. Patrick's Day. Here are some ideas to help you celebrate the day!
    • How To Throw a Halloween Party for Gifted Kids Created: Saturday, May 31, 2008 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Why not forgo trick-or-treating in favor of a party for Halloween? You can organize a party tailor-made for gifted kids with a minimum of effort. Kids can explore some scientific principles with f...
    • Gardening with Gifted Children Created: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      The summer months offer numerous opportunities for gifted children to explore the natural world. One way to explore nature is by growing a garden.
    • Dabrowski's Intellectual Overexcitability of Gifted Children Created: Thursday, June 15, 2006 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      The intellectual overexcitability is one of Dabrowski's supersensitivities common in gifted children.
    • Make the Most of Visits to the Library With Your Gifted Child Created: Sunday, May 14, 2006 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Parents of gifted children are always looking for ways to nurture their children's abilities and feed their need for intellectual challenge and stimulation. One free resource is frequently overloo...
    • Hyperlexia Created: Thursday, February 26, 2009 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Hyperlexia is a syndrome characterized by an intense fascination with letters or numbers and an advanced reading ability. It is one of the disorders on the autism spectrum.
    • Intelligence Created: Thursday, April 20, 2006 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      We all talk about intelligence, but what exactly is it? Simply put, it is the ability to learn.
    • Violin for Children Created: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Some children seem to be born with a love of music. Others come to love it when they are exposed to it. A violin is a wonderful instrument for kids.
    • July 4th for Kids Created: Friday, July 01, 2011 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      For many people, the Fourth of July is a holiday full of fireworks, parades, and picnics. It's a time to take the kids out to watch the local high school band march down the street along with float...
    • Staycation Ideas for the Whole Family Created: Sunday, June 19, 2011 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      No matter how much or little money people have, they need a break from the usual routine of their lives - a vacation. It's a lot harder to take a vacation, though, when money is tight. If you're on...
    • Musical Toys for All Ages Created: Saturday, May 21, 2011 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Encouraging a love of music in your child is one of the best things you can do for him. It doesn't matter that you aren't musical; you can still expose your child to music and musical instruments. ...
    • Before You Buy a New Toy for Your Gifted Child Created: Wednesday, May 24, 2006 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      How often do parents see what they think is the perfect game or toy for their gifted child only to find that the child is less than enthusiastic? Or maybe the child is excited about the new toy, b...
    • Outdoor Winter Toys Created: Tuesday, January 04, 2011 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Getting the kids to go outdoors and play in the winter is easier when they have some of these great winter toys.
    • Valentine's Day Fun Created: Friday, February 11, 2011 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
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    • Creative Gifts Your Child Can Make Created: Tuesday, December 06, 2011 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Does your child have any special talents or interests? If so, they can be used to create some special homemade gifts that can be saved and cherished for many years to come. Music, Art, Math, Creati...
    • Great Gifts Your Child Can Make Created: Tuesday, December 06, 2011 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      When a gift comes from a child, what makes it special is the attention the child gave to it and what better way for a child to give loving attention to a gift than to make it! Encouraging your chil...
    • The Role of Memory in Reading Created: Saturday, September 03, 2011 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Since most children can learn to read, we may not always realized just how difficult a process it is. While learning a language is natural, learning to read isn't. It is a skill that must be learne...
    • (Almost) All About Chess Created: Monday, July 21, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      If your child is old enough to stop putting every small object he sees in his mouth, then he's old to play chess. Get him started and help him along.
    • Theme Chess Sets Created: Sunday, July 20, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      What's more fun for chess lovers than playing a game of chess? Playing with pieces that are characters from favorite books, movies, or history.
    • Novelty Chess Sets Created: Sunday, July 20, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      It's hard to imagine making it more challenging than it already is, but these versions add new twists.
    • What Should You Tell the Teacher About Your Gifted Child? Created: Tuesday, July 31, 2007 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      The pros and cons of parents telling the teacher about their child's abilities, or saying nothing and waiting for the teacher to realize it on their own.
    • Basic Chess Sets Created: Saturday, July 19, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      As a game based on logic and strategy, chess is ideal for gifted children. These basic chess sets are for beginners and can help them learn the game.
    • Supporting Public Education Created: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Do you support public education? I do. But what exactly does it mean to support it?
    • Tips for Getting Picky Eaters to Eat Created: Friday, March 13, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      If your child is a picky eater, you are certainly not alone! Why are some children so picky about what they eat and what can you do about it?

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