11 Early signs that your kid is smarter than average

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Wanna know if your child will grow up to be smarter than average? Learn how you can find out with help from the experts!

Each and every child is special, but if you've ever wondered if your child has the natural potential to be ahead of the curve, or have above average intelligence, researchers believe there are a number of signs that can help parents find out. The best part: you don't have to wait too long to do your research!

That's right. The indications that your little one is destined for academic greatness can be determined fairly early, and today we're going to determine what parents need to do to find out!

Let's take a look at these 11 early signs that your kids will be smart:

1. They have great memory

One great starting point for finding out if your baby is going to be a little genius, is by analyzing their ability to memorize things. According to the experts at New Kid's Center, "if your infant can remember past events, like where a toy was hidden, or they can quickly recognize faces and locations, those are indications your child is gifted. In fact, having a good memory is regarded as a useful skill at virtually any age."

Try testing your kids memory, and even stimulating it by doing some memory based activities or games. They may have a naturally enhanced memory, but you can always work to help strengthen it a little more with some practice!

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2. They have a contemplative look

HAs your baby, or child ever been spotted just staring deeply into an object or into the distance? Well, if so, it's a strong possibility that he's flexing his deep thinking skills, and focus. Dr. Deborah L. Ruf, an educational consultant, told The Huffington Post that "brighter children start watching and paying attention early in life."

Obviously, there are going to be times your kid is just staring off and getting lost in their thoughts, but sometimes they're thinking deeply and learning. According to Dr. Ruf, "They absorb from their environment so much, adults are often surprised at what they already know."

 

3. They're able to draw conclusions, and make informational links

Think about your ability to draw conclusions and make informational links as an adult. For example, you see someone making sandwich, so you're able to infer that they're hungry and they're going to eat. Not that big of a deal to us, right? But, for your kids, their ability to draw conclusions and make inferences at an early age is a great indication that they'll be ahead of the intellectual curve as they grow older.

According to the experts at What To Expect When You're Expecting, being able to make connections or predict actions is a sign of high intelligence. So, consider testing your kids, and helping them to draw conclusions to further stimulate their little, developing minds.

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