Laura - posted on 05/21/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )
My son, not quite three, recognizes all the letters, has most of the sounds, knows his colors, knows his numbers, counts objects, is starting to read words like "rattlesnake," has a huge vocabulary (when he went in for his 2 year exam, the doctor said that he had already "blown past a 4 year old"), and has incredible logic and reasoning skills. He also recognizes opposites like big and small, up and down, etc. If I worked with him every day on these skills, I would understand his progression, but I really don't do much other than casually mention things throughout the day. He's also reading clocks and telling time. I'm wondering if he is a gifted child, and if so, do I encourage this, or let him be a little kid. My mom works at an elementary school and I've been told to enroll him in preschool now and that he's already past Kindergartners in some things. I'm worried about his emotional education as well as his academic. Any advice would be really appreciated.