How can I tell if my child is gifted?

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I found this super interesting checklist online and it lists 20 signs you can look out for that might suggest your child is gifted. http://www.popsugar.com/moms/Signs-Giftedness-27331796 Besides the usual suspects like large vocabulary, good grades and great math skills, I liked that it listed a "great curiosity about objects, situations, or events; asks provocative questions" as one of the signs of giftedness. In such troubling times, it's important that this trait is included.

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The main clue is that everything happens before it's supposed to. Early visual tracking and high alertness (especially 3 weeks to 4 months); early speech and very rapid vocabulary acquisition; early use of puns and verbal humor; early problem solving with puzzles and toys; and early reading, counting, and simple arithmetic, particularly if untaught.

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