You’re pretty confident your two-year-old is leaps and bounds ahead of her peers (did you see the way she navigated the wooden maze at the playground?!), but you can’t be 100 percent sure until she’s older…right? Actually, according to the National Association for Gifted Children, there are at least 11 signs of genius potential to pay attention to between the ages of two and four. (Take notes.)
1. They have an impeccable memory. Like the fact that you’ve served chicken nuggets for dinner three times this week. Whoops.
2. They start talking at an early age and have a large vocabulary. By 15 months, they should be saying words, sure. But especially gifted children are speaking in sentences, phrases and metaphors much earlier than other kids their same age.
3. They ask probing questions. For example, why did the cow jump over the moon?