You’re pretty confident your two-year-old is leaps and bounds ahead of her peers, but you can’t be 100 percent sure until she’s older, right? We all want our babies to be tiny geniuses. However, finding that spark in our offspring is the key to help them develop it. Parents can judge the intelligence of their baby by observing these signs in their child.
1. Sharp Memory:
These babies have exceptional memories. They can remember where they placed their favorite toy and retrieve it. Or they might relate to the fact that their favorite food comes from the fridge, and point to the refrigerator when they are hungry.
2. Language Learning:
Genius babies begin speaking early. They express a keenness in learning languages. They might also show an interest in books and listening to stories.
By the 14th month, gifted children might start speaking two-word sentences without any problems. By the 18th month, they will decipher spoken directions.
3. Curious Minds:
Babies are curious about everything. So if you find dismantled toys strewn apart, you know who has done it and why. Don’t expect these babies to play with toys you buy immediately.
They’d want to explore the toy first and understand how it is assembled before they derive the joy of playing.
4. High Levels Of Focus:
Gifted children can focus on things with single-minded attention for extended periods. They find many things interesting. It could be developing a skill or listening to a song or a story, but they display intense concentration and determination to learn during the formative years.
5. Less Sleep:
You cannot call it sleep deprivation because genius babies don’t like to sleep! Their ever curious, active mind will keep them awake for long hours. They might be light sleepers who could wake up at little sounds or minor disturbances as well.
Your baby could be agitated and annoyed when it’s time to sleep because sleeping turns out to be one of his most mundane activities! The not-so-relaxed ones will start wailing because there is no way they can communicate how they find sleep boring.
6. Prodigy With A Certain Art:
Few babies exhibit a prodigal talent in music, dance, or an individual skill. Identifying these skills early will help you instill and nurture your baby as he grows up.
7. High Levels Of Alertness And Awareness:
Your child makes eye contact with people he likes. He will be able to connect with such people’s voices and recognize their faces rather early. At the same time, your baby might be alarmed at the presence of a stranger. He could be very aware and alert to his surroundings. He might even be alarmed if you touch his belongings in an attempt to organize them – his toys, his clothes, and even when you change his sheets. However, a gifted child also adapts well to new surroundings and has no problem with adjusting new situations or people.
If your baby exhibits one of these signs, he sure is a genius. If you are obsessing over your baby’s mental prowess, just look for one of these cues. You might as well be amazed that you are the parent of a genius!