Gifts and Talents is a learning kit for parents to assist their child with deepening their understanding of topics, understanding their thinking processes, develop curiosity and support their social and emotional well being to provide a solid foundation for learning.
This kit is for children (ages 3-6 years) which is guided by their parents and independent use for children (ages 6-12 years).
All children are entitled to learning environments that are engaging and challenging to help them reach their full potential. Early identification for gifts and talents in children is really important, so you can understand how the child learns, what they enjoy and to provide the opportunity for them to thrive.
Research has shown if children’s learning needs are not met early, issues can start to arise like feelings of unhappiness, unsettledness and not engaging with learning. Identifying gifts and talents early can help support your child’s learning path and social and emotional well-being.
✓ 16 page downloadable kit
✓ Activities to do with your child to promote deep and higher order thinking skills
✓ Gifts and Talents - What is the difference?
✓ Let's read! Book Strategies
✓ Talk to me!
✓ Teachable Moments
✓ Praise be!
✓ But why? Curious Experts
✓ Mirror mirror on the wall! Reflection Time
✓ Don't forget my social and emotional wellbeing
✓ Learn the difference between gifts and talents
✓ An overview of thinking processes
✓ Learn book strategies that can be used to deepen learning
✓ Example of questions to use to widen understanding
✓ How to reframe and use open ended questions
to deepen and widen learning
✓ How to create your own open ended questions
✓ Identify those hidden teachable moments that
are purposeful in everyday life
✓ How to effectively give constructive praise
✓ How to encourage and develop curiosity
✓ How to become an expert
✓ How to use reflection to deepen understanding and growth
✓ How to identify things you can control and things you cannot
This kit is for children (ages 3-6 years) which is guided by their parents and independent use for children
(ages 6-12 years).
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“Jo has really taught me and shown me practical ways of instilling gratefulness in my kids. That Despite situations or circumstances we have so much to be grateful for and that it isn’t all in material possessions. Jo is an amazing educator, offering practical tips and examples of how to do this, for us we were inspired to create gratitude books with our kids that they can write, or draw things that mean something to them something that prompts them to be grateful and being in a mindset of thanks is teaching my children we truely have so much and just having the freedom and air we breath is something to be truely grateful for. I’ve definitely noticed in my children they are more aware of being grateful and kind to their friends and family. Thankyou jo for giving me tools and applications to teach myself and my family.”
“Jo is exceptional at what she does. She helped me come up with a reward system for my children at home. The kids loved helping me draw up the traffic lights and think of items they would not be allowed to play with if in the red zone. I’m so thankful for Jo’s professional guidance and advice. Thanks Jo! My kids behaviour really improved!”
Let's focus on what we can control. I encourage you to print this each day and have your family members fill it out together at the beginning of the day.
✓ Guidance on letting go
✓ Self love and acceptance practice
✓ A daily gratitude practice
✓ Prompts to serve others
Hunter takes you for a wander down memory lane, looking back at some famous minds and how their parents encouraged their gifts and talents at home.
6 steps to raising and developing gifts and talents in children
My 6 steps on raising a gifts and talents at home with your kids. The Gifts and Talents Kit goes deeper into these topics.
A big part of developing strengths and gifts is collaborating with others and learning from them. Playing with others and working together sometimes is hard for children, especially when they have so many other things going on. Here is a guide that you can use or encourage your child to use when working/playing with others.