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26 Apps and Sites for Gifted and Talented Kids
If you have a kid who's advanced in certain subjects, you (and the teacher!) may find it hard to keep pace with your kid to avoid boredom. But it's not about giving kids extra work or pushing them to excel. Instead, it's important to balance kids' skills with their emotional development and interests. And gifted kids aren't only math whizzes or spelling bee winners: Kids can excel in areas such as music, spatial skills, art, and more. Since gifted kids also are often perfectionists and easily frustrated, finding games that are more open-ended and allow for redos is helpful. Apps and sites that adapt to your kid's learning, encourage problem-solving and creation, and allow kids to delve a bit deeper into topics also are best and will keep them involved longer. Try out a few of these games and tools to see if they're a good fit for your exceptional kid.