Saturday, July 22, 2017

Entering the Gifted Zone - A series of books for your bright young star!


Being a gifted child is a double-edged sword. Yes, you get good grades and praise from your teacher, but you don't fit in because you get the answers right all the time. And then, you get bored in class. What can parents do to help nurture the intellectually gifted nature of their children despite the social pressure to run with the crowd?

Take your kids to the Gifted Kid Zone with a unique series of books designed to keep their gifted minds bright and sharp.There is also a section to help nurture the parents!  Here is an open letter to parents from author Gloria Von Donge.

Dear Parent,          
Giftedness?
Is it weird or wonderful?
Is it frustrating or fulfilling?
Is it worth treasuring?                            
If only I had asked these questions when our daughter was small!

 My series of 5 books is especially written to affirm gifted children.  It is multi-layered and designed to grow with the child. Each book tells the tale of a young cheetah cub who has been assigned one area of giftedness. The cubs explore their world by playing games. These are simple, clear stories; but the implications are considerably more complex. 

The second section, Children’s Choice, extends the ideas behind the storyline and develops activities to engage the children and stimulate their creativity.

The third section is written for adults. The Parents’ Pages explain the purpose of the story by drawing attention to some of the ways gifted children think. There are points to ponder under the headings, Think Time and Target Thoughts. Talk Together lists a number of questions designed to generate discussion that can go on and on and on. 

The final page, Family Tree, distinguishes each of the cheetah cubs by highlighting their area of giftedness and their trademark.

The cubs will not stay young for long. It is anticipated that a second series will capture a snapshot of their growth. How will they develop? What lessons will they learn? Where will their creativity take them next?

For more information on the Gifted Kid Zone, click here: 






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