A lot of people try to fulfil their aspirations through their kids and expect them to walk on their footsteps. But because of this, your little one’s own dreams and aspirations could get sidetracked. While each child is born with some unexplored talent that needs honing, by tapping into their talents at an early age your bubs could grow and realise their inner potential way faster.
Did you know that studies suggest that 50% of a child’s mature intelligence is developed by the time he or she turns 4?
Well, exploring and developing your child’s talent has a lot of benefits too- it helps to create a supportive environment, boosts their confidence, increases their chance of success and also proves to be the most amazing investment ever!
So here are a few ways to develop your child’s talent:
Another study of 22 of 24 talented performers from chess players to figure skaters revealed that these people were introduced to their talent domains between ages 2 and 5. This also helps your cupcake with high self-esteem, skills and confidence. As a starter, find out early talent identification programs online or offline.
Nurture their talent
Look out for opportunities where your pumpkin could showcase their skills to friends and relatives. When kids are appreciated, their talent nurtures. Praising effort is important for not only nurturing your child’s talent but also building their self-esteem. So start providing resources to cultivate your child’s interests.
Provide the right background and opportunities
When nurturing talent in your child, take every opportunity to broaden and enrich his or her understanding of the skills. Observe what your child enjoys doing in the free time. Sometimes your kid may show a heightened level of interest in a particular field which could help you identify their natural interests.
Encourage everyday practice
As they say, “Practice makes a man perfect”, is entirely true. Because talent with no practice won’t take your honeycomb a long way. While practising the skills and talent helps improve abilities, it also yields progress at a slow pace. The daily practice also helps in identifying mistakes, correcting and further improving them.
One of the most important steps in determining how to discover your child’s talent is to take a step back and let your child lead the way. So be open to the ideas of your child and start exploring each possibility to uncover your child’s true interests. Remember, even if your child’s talent isn’t something that would naturally interest you, take pride in it.
Teach them self-exploration
Each child is unique and talented in its own way. One child may have multiple talents, another may take time to discover his or her natural talents. How you can help in identifying your baby’s talent is by ensuring that they enjoy different experiences. Be it arts, sports, cooking, travelling and so on. This will encourage your little ones to pursue what they enjoy doing the most.
In the end, see to it that when your child discovering their talent, you step aside and watch them flourish! Just stand back and let your bub practice and grow and his or her own rate.