This book offers practical guidelines on how to identify gifted and talented young children and looks at ways to enhance their learning opportunities. Provided are a wealth of practical, tried and tested strategies that readers will be able to use in their classrooms with confidence.
It includes advice on how to create the right classroom environment, guidance on how to assess and record children's talents, a list of suggested appropriate resources, and help with planning the curriculum.
The emphasis is on creating a classroom environment that encourages children to be engaged in higher order thinking skills, exploration and creativity; the importance of play and the role of questioning is highlighted. Using case studies of young gifted children and rooted in theoretically sound principles, this book makes a significant contribution to the learning and teaching of younger children. Teachers, teaching assistants, advisers, Gifted and Talented Coordinators and training teachers will find this book relevant to their needs.