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Carol Bainbridge

Updated Articles and Resources

By Carol Bainbridge

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • (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.
    • Violin for Children Created: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 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: Saturday, July 19, 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: Saturday, July 19, 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: Saturday, July 19, 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. ...
    • Outdoor Winter Toys Created: Tuesday, January 04, 2011 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 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: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      Valentine's Day
    • What is the Right Score for Admittance to a Gifted Program? Created: Tuesday, June 03, 2008 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 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.
    • Is it Colic or a Need for Stimulation? Created: Sunday, February 21, 2010 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 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?
    • How To Throw a Halloween Party for Gifted Kids Created: Saturday, May 31, 2008 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 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...
    • Make the Most of Visits to the Library With Your Gifted Child Created: Sunday, May 14, 2006 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 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: Saturday, July 19, 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: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      We all talk about intelligence, but what exactly is it? Simply put, it is the ability to learn.
    • Before You Buy a New Toy for Your Gifted Child Created: Wednesday, May 24, 2006 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 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...
    • Dabrowski's Intellectual Overexcitability of Gifted Children Created: Thursday, June 15, 2006 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      The intellectual overexcitability is one of Dabrowski's supersensitivities common in gifted children.
    • Gardening with Gifted Children Created: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 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.
    • Fun Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day Created: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 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!
    • Creative Gifts Your Child Can Make Created: Tuesday, December 06, 2011 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 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: Saturday, July 19, 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: Saturday, July 19, 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...
    • Snow Creatures Created: Tuesday, January 04, 2011 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 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...
    • 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?
    • Definitions of Gifted from Different Perspectives Created: Sunday, April 23, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      What does "gifted" mean? Many definitions have been suggested, but none captures the essence of giftedness in a way that satisfies everyone.
    • How (Not) to Argue with Gifted Children Created: Wednesday, June 21, 2006 Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014
      Gifted kids, especially the verbally gifted ones, argue like lawyers. They make excellent arguments, but it's important for you to remain in charge.
    • Help Your Child Simplify Life and Reduce Stress Created: Friday, July 11, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Do you find your life hectic and stressful? You can eliminate some of that stress and help your child eliminate the stress in his life as well.
    • July Holidays Week Two Created: Tuesday, July 08, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      What holidays and special observances are in the second week of July? Here are some that are of special interest to gifted kids and their families.
    • Creative Fourth of July Fun Created: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Fireworks, flags, and food - the Fourth of July just wouldn't be the same without those things. It's important for our children to understand the meaning of Independence Day, but they can learn about the meaning and still have fun. They can also express themselves creatively on this holiday. Encourage your child to get creative!
    • Ways for Kids to Show Dad Some Love on Father's Day Created: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Everyone, including the kids, get so caught up in daily life that they don't always show the people in their lives how important they are. So we have special days that remind us to let the people w...

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