View Full Version : What are your LO's special skills/quirks?
I thought it might be nice to have a shameless bragging thread that we could all join in. What makes your child different from the others their age?
Dexter isn't ahead of his peers at very much-his speech, walking, etc have all been average or below. However his artistry is excellent:cool2: he is really good at colouring in certain areas of a picture rather than just scribbling all over it and has been able to hold a pen really well since he only about a year old.
He also has an excellent concentration span, he can spend aages playing with the same toy and just loves putting little people into and out of little gaps-like Polly Pocket dolls into their cafe or whatever, or Postman Pat into and out of his van. I thought this meant he was a bit daft:oops: but a Child Development Worker assured me today that it actually means he's quite bright. I think the reason his speech isn't up to much is because he spends so long amusing himself that I forget to talk to him.
So, take this opportunity to share VPM facts about your child...
Our three are very musical - all have excellent singing voices and the older two are excelling at piano (the eldest has won a couple of local competitions).
Conor is very musical, he can pick up any tune and goes with it, makes up his own words with rhymes, can go into different keys, etc.
He's also very good with physical stuff. Bikes, scooters, skateboards, climbing trees (ok, climbing anything) and he can do it. He whizzes around on stuff at an amazing speed and yet he has total control over what he's doing. Doesn't stop me having my heart in my mouth but hey...
Evie is very scientific-ly minded, just like her dad. She's obsessed with her book about the body with a life-size skeleton picture, and she love to know and work out how and why things work.
DD (6) is FAB reader. Her teachers have said she's 'remarkable'. :grin:
I never tell anyone this, save her grandparents, but hey it's nice to be able to brag once in a while. :lol:
S makes up his own songs and rhymes, knows all the lyrics to Mamma Mia, and can identify several different types of flowers. He is also excellent at numbers, can count backwards and do basic adding up, write his own name backwards as well as forwards and knows what random things like condensation are.
Aww, how lovely to read :grin: :lurve:
Well done, kiddies :clap:
Dd1 is good at reading, is in the top literacy group at school after struggling with reading and hearing the sounds in words. She is also pretty good at baton twirling, did her first comp last weekend and looked as though she had been doing it for years. Fab considering she only started six months ago from the start!
Dd2 picks everything up in an instant and has a fab memory. she is very strong minded and if she doesnt want to do/like something, she wont do it. She will tell you if you are wrong! She learnt the alphabet a year a go at just turned three, not just the song but the actual letters, she could tell you what they were if you asked her!
She is good at doing her pom pom strut and getting ready to learn to twirl.
Lovely thread. :grin:
Fin is very very good at talking! :lol: He will literally strike up a convo with anyone and manages to be very articulate, polite, interesting and interested... in two languages! :grin: He also knows no fear, physically he will try anything! :eek:
Freyas handwriting is as good as Fins, as she's not yet started school (he's just finishing second year), very proud of how she practices and asks to learn more spellings :grin: She's also pretty good at drawing.
Keira is so grown up! Asks very interested and mature questions, thinks deeply about things, likes to work things out for herself, very independant! :lurve:
M sounds a lot like your Dexter, Clem. Very similar special skills indeed.
Her understanding of abstract stuff seems to have come on a lot recently and IMO is quite special, e.g. saying yesterday "I've had an idea!" (couldn't tell me what it was though, I think she meant she was thinking/day dreaming!), and talking about echoes and shadows today. Very proud.
Also pleased that she had finally got the hang of copying movements and joining in with moves to songs in her movement/dance class finally! She no longer runs round like a loon and actually tries to copy the teacher!
What fab kids we have! Yay for Damsels kiddies!!
I am constantly astounded at DS1 vocabulary and imagination one of his gems ages ago was 'My brain just popped out an idea!'
And my baby at two is so strong willed and knows his own mind and adores music of all types and is so loving and caring.
:thumb:I love this thread as it is a little reminder of how individual they are
For my two boys; For DS1 I am astounded at his ability to show empathy, understanding, be the one to take the leading role with younger children but still have the competitive spirit.
For DS1 I love the fact that he gets things and doesn't even know that yet. Also his ability to ask the difficult questions and not be phased by the answers
This is a fab thread.
L is a fantastic dancer - making up his own moves - i can see a future in this, his sociability is amazing, he has no fear or reservation about anything. Everything he does is 100 billion % and always with a :grin: on his face. I love that he is the swear police too - he will hear someone say a bad word from 200 yards and tell them off :lol:
I really love my boy.
A has the most incredible memory. She'll remember stuff we did, places we went, things that were said well over a year ago.
She's also very caring and doesn't like to see others upset
Matthew is very good at talking and generally making noise - he never shuts up :lol:
He also has a fantastic imagination and loves making up complicated games and stories... usually with his imaginary friend, 'Invisible Elizabeth' who has to come everywhere with us.
Oliver is very in-tune with other people's feelings. He's not spiteful and has never been viscious to another child and it's really lovely having such a calm little boy
Lily is just the world's easiest and most content baby/toddler and always has been:smile:
Ben can eat porridge with a fork!
Ben can eat porridge with a fork!
Now that is a very special skill:lol:
I know! I feel oddly proud of him.
Both mine are compulsive liars, does that count? :lol: With it though they both have great imaginations and some of the stories and poems Isobel writes are fab.
She is also brilliant at maths, at 6 her maths is well into junior level, probably more like an 8 or 9 year old. She's also a really good runner, I stand no chance in a race and DH struggles.
Toby is very arty and can draw a mean lion. He also remembers everything that you ever say, recently telling Isobel only weirdos have collections.
That's going to come and bite me on the bum.
Emily is a little actress in the making - she can act out whole books/episodes of her favourite TV shows with voices, accents, the lot. She also has been known to make up her own stories and perform those too.
She is also very smart - those 'great lies to tell small kids' books are lost on her as she knows straight away if what you're telling her is a load of old bunkum and will tell you so......
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