Sarah - posted on 02/27/2012 ( 14 moms have responded )
My son is 2 1/2, I think he may be highly gifted. He knows his letters and his phonics he can show me numbers up to 10, he plays the violin very well for a two year old. He can read curious George the first book with very little prompting and other books. However, he doesn't talk he uses gestures, he'll read just fine but take the book away and he doesn't speak (he sometimes says one words like, crane, if we see a crane). He knows his colors and shades, an loves to sort his legos into color order and can easily complete a 12 piece puzzle, he knows his shapes even the harder ones like (hexagon, pentagon, ect) . His fine motor skills are amazing he loves using chopsticks for his dinner. But he is my first so i don't know if all kids do these things or if my son is highly gifted. He never throws fits and doesn't get angry hes very calm. I have to add that potty training, took 5mins i just your a big boy and go in the potty now and that was it. Hes also organized and very clean, he hates getting messy or dirty, and packs his paints ( crayons ect) in order when he puts them away..Is this normal 2year old stuff? also any idea on why he doesn't want to talk?
Also forgot to add i brought him a model of the human body, you can take the organs out. In a day he had learnt all the organs and could them in correctly and point them out when asked, both when the organs are in the in the body and outside. Hes currently learning the skeleton and knows the basics, ribs, skull sternum ect.