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Help your child to become a good learner

11th Oct 2017

Mensa's Gifted Child Consultant Lyn Kendall (pictured right) has come up with nine great ideas for parents to help their children get the most enjoyment out of learning Talk to them from an early age - children can understand a lot more than they can express and they develop language skills by...

Who's the smartest - parents or children?

11th Oct 2017

UK parents and their children are more likely to recognise Simon Cowell than the Queen or Prime Minister Six out of ten parents admit they are confused by their children’s homework Parents’ general knowledge is just ahead of an average 11 year old

Gifted Children - a checklist for parents

11th Oct 2017

A gifted child may display some or many of these behaviours An unusual memory Passing intellectual milestones early Reading early Unusual hobbies or interests or an in-depth knowledge of certain subjects Intolerance of other children An awareness of world events Set themselves impossibly high...

Gifted Children - fact and fiction

11th Oct 2017

There is a lot of confusion and misunderstanding about gifted children. Here, Mensa's gifted child consultant, Lyn Kendall tries to separate the facts from fiction: FICTION Gifted children are the product of well educated middle-class families Gifted children are the product of pushy parents Gifted...

How to spot the Bright Spark in your class

11th Oct 2017

Classic things for teachers to look out for, identified by Mensa's gifted child consultant, Lyn Kendall Sense of Humour may be mature beyond years, odd or inappropriate Compulsive Communicator if you won't listen, they will talk to somebody else Inability to sit still fidgeting, fiddling, a master...

Educating Gifted Children

11th Oct 2017

By Mensa's gifted child consultant Lyn Kendall While I would be the first to agree that all children are special and that all children deserve the very best we can give them, there are, in my opinion, certain groups of children that require specific input in order for them to reach their potential.

Gifted Children - Introducing Lyn Kendall

11th Oct 2017

Lyn Kendall is Mensa's gifted child consultant She is a Mensa member, an experienced G&T/special needs teacher and a psychologist and has brought up a profoundly gifted son, so Lyn sees the issues surrounding high IQ from all angles! Her expertise is regularly sought by education professionals...

Mensa children in Child Genius TV show

29th Aug 2012

A number of young Mensa members are among the children featured in the second series of the fascinating Channel 4 documentary Child Genius Child Genius, the landmark programme documenting gifted children, returns for a second series to catch up with the incredible young minds for the first time since they were featured on Channel 4 early last year.

Young Mensan on TV

29th Aug 2012

Young Mensan Aimee Kwan is due to appear on channel five's The Wright Stuff on Tuesday 19 February 2008 starting at 9.00am. Teenager Aimee has been asked to take part in a studio discussion on Matthew Wright's lively programme. She will meet fellow classical musician Myleene Klass, who is expected to take part in the item about gifted children.

Mensa gifted children advice day

29th Aug 2012

Mensa – the society for people with a high IQ – is holding a one-day seminar of workshops and advice for people living and working with gifted children. The itinerary, developed by Mensa’s Gifted Child Consultant, Lyn Allcock, includes a separate full programme of activities for the children of...


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