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The holidays offer some wonderful opportunities to nurture your child’s creativity. Halloween is one of the best holidays for creative fun. Regardless of your child’s strengths and interests, you can find some fun activities for your child to do that will nurture those strengths and maybe even encourage new interests. Here are 4 creative activities for kids who are verbally gifted, mathematically gifted, or musically or artistically talented.
Some gifted kids aren’t particularly impressed with ready-made costumes available in stores. If you’re talented, you can make your own costumes, but let’s face it: we aren’t all that talented. Some of use are lucky if we can use a safety pin without pricking our fingers. Or maybe you are quite talented, but your child just can’t decide what he wants to be for Halloween. You’re running out of time and stores are running out of the best costumes. No worries! Check out these 7 easy idiom-based costumes that are fast and easy. They are sure to appeal to gifted kids – especially the verbally gifted ones!
Halloween is the day when we can indulge our fantasies and be who and what we want to be for just that one day. Kids can be the kind of person they hope to grow up to be – a police officer, a fire fighter, or an astronaut. They can also fight their fears or just have fun being scary by dressing up as a soul taker or a zombie hunter. And they can pretend to be a character in one of their favorite movies like a Star Wars Storm Trooper or a Ghost Buster.
Does your child enjoy the latest and most popular children’s books? If so, consider yourself lucky. For many parents of gifted children, finding books that fit their child’s interests and reading ability can be a challenge. It’s not impossible, though, if you know what to consider as you search for books for your child. Fortunately, there are four criteria that can help you find the right books for your child.