How to tell if a child is gifted?

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Earlier P1 regn for high ability kids

Postby barbie-doll » Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:15 pm

Hi,

Does anybody know if the MOE allows for earlier P1 regn, ie. attending P1 at 6yo instead of 7yo? Any criteria needed?

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Postby csb » Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:01 pm

Hi,

The last time I checked MOE's website, it was stated that P1 registration is based on age, i.e., kids enter P1 at age 7.

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Postby sleepy » Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:11 pm


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Postby barbie-doll » Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:13 am

Thanks Sleepy!

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Postby cnimed » Tue Nov 25, 2008 4:48 am

Can admit earlier, but it has happened only in very rare instances.

And bear in mind that if you later feel that school is not suitable for your child and decide to homeschool him, it may be much harder to get permission than if the child was not already on their radar as being exceptionally gifted. MOE's policy is to keep gifted kids within the school system as far as possible. Without exemption, you are legally bound to continue sending the child to school.

If you feel that your child is very gifted, but is not sure if the school system will nurture his talents and emotional growth, it may be better to visit the schools you are thinking of and get a feel of their attitudes and policies towards such children beforehand.
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How to tell if a child is gifted?

Postby mummysara » Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:11 pm

Original Title: Gifted toddler? - knows ABCs at 18 months

Hi Mummies out there,

i have an 18 mth toddler son who can

1) name all the different types of vehicles (even submarine and hovercraft),
2) knows numbers 1 to 20 and can verbalise it
3) identify individual alphabets
4) Tang shi
5) 2 times table. Teaching him 3 times table now
6) pronouce 4 syllable words

Does anyone know where I can get help to teach him better? Where can I get him assessed to know if he's really gifted?

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20 months old now

Postby mummysara » Sun May 03, 2009 1:02 am

Hi, time flies.. his 20 months now.

Here's he's progress.

1) able to recite 3 times table now
2) Know shapes including rhombus and parallelogram
3) sing twinkle twinkle, baa baa black sheep and some folk songs taught by my MIL
4) knows colours, common fruits and vegetables in the supermarket
5) high level of imagination
6) could remember his overseas trip that we had at 15mths. We were surprised when he told us at our recent trip to airport that he sat in a plane to Taiwan
7) able to speak 5 word sentences and cant seem to stop talking
8) knows to pick his favorite DVDs
9) Up to 30 types of vehicles including excavator, hovercraft, etc
10) A few chinese characters. He converses in English and now starting him on Chinese.
11) Spell a few words; coconut, car, dog.
12) count from number 1 to 30
13) identify animals at the zoo

We are at a loss now as we are running out of things to teach him. He's high energy level also makes us really tired. These few days have been really taxing as we stopped letting him go to the playground in lieu of the swine flu pandemic. He's been spending too much time on the tv due that.

I've heard that children can enrol into primary school as young as 5 years old. Not too sure if this is best for the kid.

Has anyone put their kids in at 5 years of age?

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Postby ZacK » Sun May 03, 2009 1:51 am

Hiya.. Mummysara... You may want to have a read in this thread because what you have asked or want to know should already by covered there ;)

http://www.kiasuparents.com/kiasu/forum ... highlight=

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Re: 20 months old now

Postby blessed » Sun May 03, 2009 9:03 am

mummysara wrote:Hi, time flies.. his 20 months now.

Here's he's progress.

1) able to recite 3 times table now
2) Know shapes including rhombus and parallelogram
3) sing twinkle twinkle, baa baa black sheep and some folk songs taught by my MIL
4) knows colours, common fruits and vegetables in the supermarket
5) high level of imagination
6) could remember his overseas trip that we had at 15mths. We were surprised when he told us at our recent trip to airport that he sat in a plane to Taiwan
7) able to speak 5 word sentences and cant seem to stop talking
8) knows to pick his favorite DVDs
9) Up to 30 types of vehicles including excavator, hovercraft, etc
10) A few chinese characters. He converses in English and now starting him on Chinese.
11) Spell a few words; coconut, car, dog.
12) count from number 1 to 30
13) identify animals at the zoo

We are at a loss now as we are running out of things to teach him. He's high energy level also makes us really tired. These few days have been really taxing as we stopped letting him go to the playground in lieu of the swine flu pandemic. He's been spending too much time on the tv due that.

I've heard that children can enrol into primary school as young as 5 years old. Not too sure if this is best for the kid.

Has anyone put their kids in at 5 years of age?


Hi suppose u've exposed him to DINOSAURS names (esp. long ones & ask him to spell)
my son did that at that age, now he's a great SCRABBLE player (pri sch champ).

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Postby mummysara » Sun May 03, 2009 3:13 pm

Hi Zack and Blessed,

Thank you for the information.

Read in the referred thread that there was a mum whom put her kid through the classes from 1 year old. Thats scary.

Its more like nurture through force. Anyway, we are not that financially well to do to send him to those classes.

We brought him to Science Centre yesterday and had lots of fun. He seems to like the mechanical science displays a lot. Maybe thats the direction that he wants to go. We will try to see if we could get some toys for him to explore.

Cheers...

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