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[*] Post 497415 posted on 13-8-2015 at 23:34 Reply With Quote
A genius in the family

Pianist - aged 9

hyper polyglot

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[*] Post 497423 posted on 14-8-2015 at 01:51 Reply With Quote

That kid on the piano is better than my cousin was and she was almost as good at a similar age. She met the qualifications to teach at age 12. And now runs programs for gifted children.

It will be interesting to see how my 4YO grandson ends up as he is displaying signs of being very gifted. Understands the concepts behind things. At three decided that the kitchen floor was a good place to set up the solar system complete with attendant moons and relative sizes (given the pots and pans he had at hand). Has been reading at beyond grade four level for some time. Currently is saving up to purchase an Xbox. Mum said, you save $100 and we'll pay the rest. (He now has $70). He will come up to mum, or dad, and says, What job can I do to earn a gold coin. He will then happily go and perform whatever task is requested. Often, it might be make your bed, or tidy his younger brother's room. He, fortunately, is not pretentious, but does not suffer fools gladly. One person sent to assess his development at 2 decided that he was not very bright because she treated him like many two year olds and he just plain ignored her (with the attitude of "if you don't know that that is a red ball, I'm not going to tell you). At that stage he was beginning to read and already knew what a dodecahedron and many other polygons were.
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[*] Post 497426 posted on 14-8-2015 at 10:07 Reply With Quote

Originally posted by LSemmens
already knew what a dodecahedron and many other polygons were.

Dodeca...? Something with 12 something?confused2
Are you telling me I'm more stupid than a 2 year old?waggyfinger:D
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