It is considered that at the child that more chances will be successful to realize the abilities further, than earlier parents will be able to define its bents. It is unconditional, healthy if the child as Mozart, from 5 years composes music - here everything clearly. And how to make it if the talent of the kid does not lie on a surface?
1. At early age the interests of the kid only begin to be formed therefore the conversation with the child about what it likes to do and that is not present, - will be of no use. It is very difficult to define "humanist" the kid or "technician" too. Cases when bents were defined at the preschool child, are very rare. During this period most of children likes to be engaged in various affairs. Of course, it is possible to speak about musical or art endowments, artistry if your child well sings or draws. But, as a rule, it is possible to define tendency of the child to some type of activity not earlier than that time when the children's mentality passes into teenage. And before try to develop the kid in all directions. Harmonious development of the child will help you to define further his bents, and to him to make a right choice.
2. Considering age of the kid, as much as possible expand a focus of his interests. All children are born with potential inclinations to any kind of activity, i.e. capable to everything. Your task to help to develop to these abilities. And here it is not so important to teach to read and consider the kid in three years. He already will learn it. He needs basic, general development. Communicate with the kid as much as possible, you drive him at an excursion, in theater. You teach it to give the developed answers to questions, it is beautiful to speak, retell. Reading it the fairy tale, ask, kind of he arrived on the place of different heroes. In every possible way encourage creative undertakings of the kid. On walls of the room hang out sheets of a Whatman paper that the baby drew, you mold from plasticine, build sand castles on the river bank or in a sandbox, collect different designers.
3. Watch what toys your kid likes to play also behind how he plays with them. Play different games and observe what of them is pleasant to him more. Play role-playing games more often. Tell the child about different professions. Give the chance to the kid to present itself in a game the teacher, the doctor, the astronaut, etc. Organize for him a small informative excursion to yourself for work. Get the different games "Young Chemist", "Hairdresser", "Doctor", a microscope, a set of children's musical instruments, etc. for the kid. Let it will be your "strategic" purchases. Write down the kid in sports section at his choice.
4. When the kid becomes more senior (at school age), try to make for yourself the list which will help to define to its ability to different types of activity. For example, child inclined to classes scientific work: - reads much, including popular scientific editions; - precisely and clearly is able to express the thoughts; - well acquires abstract concepts; - can precisely write down what hears, to record what was seen; - tries to find out sense and the causes of different events; - spends behind designing much time. Literary abilities of the child are expressed in his ability: - easy, consistently to build the narration, to tell about something; - telling, to reject all insignificant, leaving the most important; - to introduce something unusual, new, telling about something known and familiar to all; - to choose the words which are well giving feelings and an emotional spirit of heroes in the story; - to transfer detail events, important for understanding; - to write verses and stories. Technical abilities help the child: - with ease to perform tasks on manual work; - to understand mechanisms and machines, to design them (model aircrafts, models of trains, cars, etc.); - it is easy to repair the broken devices, old details to use for creation of new toys, hand-made articles, devices; - to draw sketches and drawings and mechanisms. The child with mental abilities: - easily and quickly everything grabs on classes; - it is clear argues, without being confused in thoughts; - uses the knowledge in practice in daily situations; - can catch communication between cause and effect, one event and another; - quickly, without special learning remembers read and heard; - has an extensive lexicon; - likes to read books which usually interest children for a year or two are more senior; - can solve difficult, demanding intellectual effort, a task; - asks many questions to adults on different subjects; - proposes unexpected solutions, answers, originally thinks. Artistic abilities are expressed at the child: - in easy entry into a role of other person; - understanding and an opportunity it is good to play any drama situation, the conflict; - in exact transfer of feelings and emotions through gestures, a mimicry, movements; - in the aspiration to cause emotional reactions when he something tells excitedly in the listeners. Certainly, you will be able to add this not full list of all features of behavior of your child.