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Abusive language *** Hans Has a Heart and Experiences the Project „Tree of Words“ (German version)

Acceleration *** Acceleration and Enrichment *** On School and Giftedness (German version) *** Questions before an Early School Enrolment *** Butterfly Club *** Two Little Ones at the „Club of Great Scientists“ (German version) *** Isabel (3;3) Learns to Play Halli Galli (German version) *** Isabel (3;8) Finds Adequate Playfellows for Number-Games *** Do Gifted Primary School Children Have a Better Standing These Days? (German version) *** What Can Be Done at Primary School? (German version) *** Würzburg Language Programme 1 Year Earlier

Acquiring information *** Early Reading

Advancement of gifted children at kindergarten *** What Can We Do in Kindergarten? *** Checklist: Cognitive Advancement *** Custom-fit Cognitive Advancement *** PowerPoint-Presentation on Giftedness at the Kindergarten (German version) *** Cultivate Motivation

Advancement of gifted children at kindergarten, high quality of *** Quality Criteria for the Advancement of Gifted Pre-School Children in Kindergarten *** Permanent Frustration because of Being Underchallenged and Facing Incomprehension

Aggressivness *** What Is Parenting? And When Does It Begin? *** Aggressive-Abusive Behaviour and Giftedness *** Establishing a Relationship with a Gifted 5-Year-Old (German version) *** When Gifted Chidren Are „Problematic“  (German version) *** Five Children Form a Group and Follow Their Interests

Animals *** Butterfly Club *** Adrian Studies Nature’s Creeps *** Rabbit, Dog and Black Rat – A Pet Project (German version)

Antisocial behaviour *** Drawing Course with Linda *** I Win (German version) *** Five Children Form a Group and Follow Their Interests

Arts, dealing with the arts *** see Chapter 4.8. *** Examples for the Fine Arts at Kindergarten

Authority *** Examples of: Critical Thinking, Authorities Must Prove Themselves

Authors of the Manual  *** About the Authors

Autism *** René (5;4) Is Learning How to Read (German version)

B

Being different *** Specific Problems Gifted Children Face in Kindergarten *** Special Playing and Learning Needs or the Early Notion of Being Different *** The Creative Personality *** Loneliness and the Social Dilemma of the Gifted

Being tough *** What Is a Power Girl? (German version)

Belles-lettres *** Giftedness in Literature and Movies (German version)

Berlin Model of Intelligence Structure (BIS) *** What Is Intelligence?

Blueprints *** Plans, Drawings, Sketches, Mind-Maps *** Our Village in the Woods

Board games *** I Win (German version)

Body, the body *** What is a Power Girl? (German version)

Books for Gifted Pre-School Children *** Picture Books, Non-Fiction Books and Stories (German version)

Boredom *** Specific Problems Gifted Children Face in Kindergarten *** Special Playing and Learning Needs or the Early Notion of Being Different *** Custom-fit Cognitive Advancement *** Cultivate Motivation

Brains and computers *** What Is Intelligence?

Bullying *** On School and Giftedness (German version) *** * Loneliness and the Social Dilemma of the Gifted

C

Calculating, early *** Examples of: Early Interest in Numbers and Mathematics in General *** Playful Mathematics  *** Further Math Projects *** Basic Ideas of Mathematics

Calculating, feeling for calculating with powers *** Playful Mathematics 

Caution *** Timidity and Apprehension in Gifted Children

Changes in childhood *** An “Old” Concept – Complete Version

Chess *** Chess *** Chess Club

Children’s rights *** The Basics of Children’s Rights (German version)

Children under the age of 3 *** Children Under the Age of 3. At What Age Does it Get to Be Interesting? *** Examples on Children under the Age of 3 *** An Extraordinary Little Girl *** A 2-years old Girl Shows Signs of Giftedness (German version) *** Isabel (2;10) and Her Numbers

Citation aid *** Impressum

Clustering *** What Can We Do in Kindergarten? *** Advancement in Small Groups – Possibilities and Advantages *** Examples of: Advancement in Small Groups *** Number Detectives Are Taking Measurements (German version) *** Experiment „Vulcan“ (German version) *** Rabbit, Dog and Black Rat – a Pet Project (German version) *** Loneliness and the Social Dilemma of the Gifted

Cognition *** Cognitive Advancement in Kindergarten. Gaining Knowledge, Practising the Act of Thinking *** Checklist: Cognitive Advancement *** Custom-fit Cognitive Advancement

Colours *** Leaving Traces (German version)

Comments in the manual *** All Commentaries (German version)

Communication *** Communication in Kindergarten *** Children’s Questionnaire on Communication

Computer *** Making Use of the Computer  and the Internet

Concealing giftedness *** Concealing Abilities and Interests *** Tale of a Princess Whom Almost Everybody Considered too Smart *** How Children, Who Thought They Better Conceal Their Abilities, Have Been Helped *** Agneta Has Learned to Write *** Professors, Step Forward! *** Loneliness and the Social Dilemma of the Gifted

Conceptual ideas *** An “Old” Concept – Short Version *** An “Old” Concept – Complete Version *** The Experts Principle in Our Kindergarten Botzeknööfe (German version) *** The Basics of Children’s Rights (German version) *** Our Indoors-Outdoors-Concept (German version) *** Vivid Education? Dead Education (German version) *** Janusz Korczak and Our Open Work Mode (German version)

Conditions for the development of giftedness *** Prerequisites for the Evolvement of Giftedness *** Cultivate Motivation  *** Personal Competencies (German version)

Course instructors at the IHVO *** IHVO-Certificate-Courses: Quality Standards *** These Are the Course Instructors (German version)

Creativity *** Giftedness – a Definition *** The Creative Personality *** Examples of: Original, Unusual Thinking *** Children Make up Their Own Stories (German version) *** Children Writing Picture Books

Cross-linked giftedness *** Prerequisites for the Evolvement of Giftedness

D

Death, dealing with death *** An Extraordinary Little Girl, pt. 10 *** The Dead Mother from Pompeii… *** Adrian Takes to Reading the Newspaper – Questions of Life and Death *** Philosophising about the Soul *** Death and Cemetery

Definition giftedness *** Giftedness – a Definition *** Are All Children from the Examples Gifted?

Developmental goals for pre-school children at kindergarten *** An „Old“ Concept – Complete Version

Developmental reports *** Developmental Reports at the End of Kindergarten Attendance

Development crises *** On Gifted Pre-School Children´s Reasoning and Emotion (see paragraph: piehe Absatz: A concept of friendship being developed) *** Loneliness and the Social Dilemma of the Gifted

Diagnostics for Advancement *** Diagnostics for Advancement – What Is It? *** Possible Reasons for the Implementation of Diagnostics for Advancement *** Standards for Conducting Diagnostic Test Procedures *** How Useful Are Checklists? 

Discipline *** The Creative Personality

Disclaimer of liability *** Imprint

Disposition *** Giftedness and High Intelligence *** Personal Competencies (German version)

Donors‘ Association for the Promotion of Humanities and Sciences in Germany (Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft) *** Who Made the Manual Possible?

Drawing *** Plans, Drawings, Sketches, Mind-Maps *** Examples for: Plans, Drawings, Sketches, Mind-Maps *** Drawing Course with Linda *** Drawing Exercises at 4

Dread of new tasks *** Timidity and Apprehension in Gifted Children *** Ergün, 3;10 Years

Dyslexia *** Dyslexia (German version)

E

Education *** What Is Parenting? And When Does It Begin?

Educational documentary *** Developmental Reports at the End of Kindergarten Attendance

Educational goals *** What Is Parenting? And When Does It Begin? *** Personal Competencies

Education at kindergarten *** An „Old Concept – Complete Version

Education policy *** A Vision

Elite *** Giftedness Is Not a Happy Problem *** Loneliness and the Social Dilemma of the Gifted

Emotions *** On Gifted Pre-School Children´s Reasoning and Emotion *** Permanent Frustration because of Being Underchallenged and Facing Incomprehension *** I Win (German version) *** The Creative Personality *** Project: School Corner… and Our Feelings (German version) *** Special Playing and Learning Needs or the Early Notion of Being Different *** Cultivate Motivation *** Loneliness and the Social Dilemma of the Gifted

English at kindergarten *** Foreign Languages at Kindergarten *** Murat Wants to Learn: Math Problems with a Minus and English (German version) *** Extraordinarily Talented Children at the English-Club (German version)

Enrichment *** Acceleration and Enrichment *** On School and Giftedness (German version) *** Cultivate Motivation

Enrolment for school, early *** Questions before an Early School Enrolment *** Acceleration and Enrichment *** How Do Parents Find an Adequate Primary School? *** Our Bridge Year (German version)

Environmental awareness *** Collecting Cans – An Environmental Project (German version) *** Malte Brings the Rubbish Issue into the Group

Evolution *** What Is Intelligence?

Excessive demands *** Woher kommen die außergewöhnlichen Leistungen?

Excursations *** Timidity and Apprehension in Gifted Children *** Establishing a Relationship with a Gifted 5-Year-Old (German version) (there the section on transport experts)

„Experts on the Advancement of Gifted Children in Kindergarten” (IHVO-Certificate) see: IHVO-Certificate Courses

Experts, young gifted Children as experts *** Examples of: Great Interest in Systems and Logical Relations (Example Jan) *** Establishing a Relationship with a Gifted 5-Years-Old  (there the section: Traffic experts) (German version)

Extraordinary ability *** Gaussian Distribution of Intelligence *** How Useful Are Checklists? 

F

Fairy tales *** Tale of a Princess Whom Almost Everybody Considered too Smart *** Fairy Tale Project with Carina (German version) *** Quiz Questions on Hansel and Gretel (German version) *** Quiz Questions on Sleeping Beauty (German version) *** Quiz Questions on Frau Holle (German version) *** Quiz Questions on Little Red Riding Hood (German version) *** Theatre Play „Little Red Riding Hood“ (German version) *** The Theatre Play „Hansel and Gretel“ (German version) *** „Peter and the Wolf“ and the Fine Arts

Fear of overchallenging the child *** Parent´s Letters (German version) *** Custom-fit Cognitive Advancement

Fears of gifted children *** It Takes Courage to Overcome Fears *** Timidity and Apprehension in Gifted Children *** Examples of Timidity and Apprehension in Gifted Children *** Picture Book about the Perchten *** Adrian Takes to Reading the Newspaper – Questions of Life and Death

Financials *** Enhanced Educational Efforts through Donations by Foundations (German version) *** Improving Framework Conditions (German version)

Fire *** Experimenting with a Candle Flame

Focus kindergartens, integrative see integrative focus kindergartens

Football see: Soccer

Foreign languages at kindergarten *** Foreign Languages at Kindergarten *** Examples for Foreign Languages at Kindergarten *** * DeepL Translator to Help with Parent Discussions

Forest *** Our Indoors-Outdoors-Concept (German version) *** Once a Month: Off into the Woods! (German version) *** In the Forest with a Ranger (German version)

Friends, playfellows *** Playfellows and Friends of Gifted Children *** Examples of: Striking Interest in Older Children *** I Win (German version) *** Making Friends in the Researchers‘ Club (German version) *** Car Construction *** Adequate Playfellows for Tom (German version) *** Isabel (3;8) Finds Adequate Playfellows for Number-Games *** Loneliness and the Social Dilemma of the Gifted *** Five Children Form a Group and Follow Their Interests

Frustration, permanent *** Permanent Frustration because of Being Underchallenged and Facing Incomprehension *** It Takes Courage to Overcome Fears *** * Special Playing and Learning Needs or the Early Notion of Being Different *** Custom-fit Cognitive Advancement *** Establishing a Relationsship with a Gifted Five-Year-Old (German version)

Frustration tolerance *** Permanent Frustration because Being Underchallenged and Facing Incomprehension *** It Takes Courage to Overcome Fears

Further training *** IHVO-Certificate-Courses: Advancement of Gifted Children in Kindergarten *** IHVO-Certificate-Courses: Quality Standards *** IHVO-Certificate-Courses: Criteria for the Evaluation of Practical Assignments *** IHVO-Certificate-Courses: Levels of Achievement *** PowerPoint-Presentation on Giftedness at the Kindergarten (German version) *** Goals and Services of the IHVO

G

Games *** What Kinds of Toys Do Gifted Children Need? *** Interesting Games (German version) *** Universal Ideas for Games (German version)

Gardening *** Project: Building a Flower Bed (German version) *** A Perennial Flower Bed for the Yard (German version)

Gaussian Distribution of Intelligence *** Gaussian Distribution of Intelligence

Gender-specific advancement *** Prerequisites for the Evolvement of Giftedness

Geography *** The Mountain Club (German version)  *** Our Village in the Woods

Getting to know other cultures *** For Once Live Like a Mongol (German version)

Getting used to kindergarten *** Kira Finds Her Way into the Group and Shows What She´s Got Going on (German version) *** An „Old“ Concept – Complete Version

Giftedness, characteristics of giftedness *** Indicators of Possible Intellectual Giftedness (with examples)  *** Giftedness and High Intelligence *** How Useful Are Checklists? *** The Creative Personality *** Are All Children from the Examples Gifted?

Giftedness, determining *** Determining Giftedness *** The Initial Observation *** Concealing Abilities and Interests *** Where Do the Extraordinary Abilities Come from? – Giftedness or Superb Advancement? *** Diagnostics for Advancement – What Is It? *** How Useful Are Checklists? *** Are All Children from the Examples Gifted?

Giftedness in literature and movies *** Giftedness, depicted in literature and movies (German version)

Giftedness, intellectual *** Giftedness – a Definition *** Above Average or Gifted? *** Making Careful Use of the Term Giftedness

Giftedness, social *** Domains of Giftedness *** Social Giftedness Does Show (German version)

Giftedness, types of *** Domains of Giftedness

Girls, gifted *** Power Girls‘ Club *** Tale of a Princess Whom Almost Everybody Considered too Smart *** Fairy Tale Project with Carina (German version) *** What is a Power Girl? (German version) *** An Extraordinary Little Girl *** The World of Professions *** Butterfly Club *** Rachel: “I Made up a Story and We Want to Show It to You Now!” *** Three Little Girls Are the „Mind Group“ (German version)

Group dynamics *** For Once Live Like a Mongol (German version) *** * Five Children Form a Group and Follow Their Interests

H

Handicrafts *** Car Construction *** Projekt: Measuring and Crafting (German version) *** A Car Wash for Bobby Cars (German version)

Hansel and Gretel *** Quiz Questions on Hansel and Gretel (German version)

Helpfulness as an obstacle *** Selin Is Underchallenged (German version)

History, dealing with history *** The Advancement of Mathematical Talent in Kindergarten *** When Were the Middle Ages? *** Jan-Hendrik Wants to Write an Encyclopaedia of Romans (German version)

Holistic advancement *** The Advancement of Mathematical Talent in Kindergarten

Humor *** Examples of: Early and Marked Sense of Humor

I

IHVO = I nstitut zur Förderung H och begabter VO rschulkinder
(Institute for the Advancement of Gifted Pre-School Children)

IHVO *** Imprint *** Goals and Services of the IHVO *** History of an Idea: Advancement of Gifted Children in Kindergarten

IHVO Certificate Courses *** IHVO-Certificate Courses *** IHVO Certificate-Courses: Qualitiy Standards *** IHVO Certificate Courses: Criteria for the Evaluation of Practical Assignments *** IHVO Certificate Courses: Levels of Achievement *** Integrative Focus Kindergarten for the Advancement of Gifted Pre-School Children *** Acknowledging Expertise (German version) *** The Becoming of the Manual

Imhoff Foundation / Imhoff Stiftung *** Who Made the Manual Possible?

Immigrants *** Giftedness Is Not a Happy Problem

Improving the situation of gifted children at kindergarten *** A Vision

Inclusion (see also Integration) *** Commentary: Inclusion – But Please Hurry?! (German version) *** Some Information on Inclusion (German version) *** Integrative Advancement – What Does It Mean? (German version) *** When Gifted Children Are „Problematic“ (German version) *** Loneliness and the Social Dilemma of the Gifted

Indicators of possible giftedness *** Indicators of a Possible Giftedness (with Examples) *** Children under the Age of 3 *** How Useful Are Checklists?

Integrative focus kindergartens *** Integrative Focus Kindergarten for the Advancement of Gifted Pre-School Children *** The Municipal Kindergarten “Sedanstraße” and Its Becoming an Integrative Focus Kindergarten for the Advancement of Gifted Pre-School Children *** A Vision *** Establishing a Relationship with a Gifted 5-Year-Old (German version)

Intelligence *** What Is Intelligence? *** Giftedness and High Intelligence *** Gaussian Distribution of Intelligence

Intelligence models *** What Is Intelligence?

Intelligence quotient  see IQ

Interest in older children *** Examples of: Striking Interest in Older Children *** Loneliness and the Social Dilemma of the Gifted

Interests of gifted children *** Questionnaire on Child’s Interests *** Special Playing and Learning Needs or the Early Notion of Being Different *** Cultivate Motivation *** Five Children Form a Group and Follow Their Interests

Internet *** Making Use of the Computer and the Internet

Introversion *** The Creative Personality

IQ *** Which Are the Children in Question? *** Giftedness – a Definition *** Gaussian Distribution of Intelligence *** How Useful Are Checklists? *** Standards for Conducting Diagnostic Test Procedures

J

K

Kindergarten as a Good Place for Learning *** Kindergarten as a Good Place for Learning

Kindergarten teachers as experts in various fields *** The Experts Principle in Our Kindergarten „Botzeknööfe“ (German version)

Kindergarten team *** Teamwork – How Do I Inspire My Team to Get into the Topic of Giftedness? (German version) *** Integrative Focus Kindergarten for the Advancement of Gifted Pre-School Children

Knowledge, acquiring knowledge *** How to Promote Thinking *** Cognitive Advancement in Kindergarten. Gaining Knowledge, Practising the Act of Thinking *** IHVO-Certificate-Courses: Levels of Achievement

Knowledge, thirst for knowledge *** Early Reading

Korczak, Janusz *** Janusz Korczak and Our Open Work Mode (German version)

L

Language, great talent for languages *** Examples of: Elaborate Speech, Large Vocabulary, Great Joy in Configuring Language *** Communication in Kindergarten *** Foreign Languages at Kindergarten

Learning *** IHVO-Certificate-Courses: Levels of Achievement *** How Do Gifted Children Learn? *** Cognitive Advancement in Kindergarten. Gaining Knowledge, Practising the Act of Thinking *** How to Promote Thinking *** How Does Learning and Research Happen? 

Learning, ease of *** Giftedness – a Definition *** Examples of: Perceptual Speed *** Examples of: Quick Learning

Learning, free learnig *** It Takes Courage of Overcome Fears  *** Permanent Frustration because of Being Underchallenged and Facing Incomprehension

Learning at the Kindergarten *** An “Old” Concept – Complete Version *** How Does Learning and Research Happen? *** How Do Gifted Children Learn?

Learning in projects *** Advancement through Projects

Learning speed *** Examples of: Quick Learning *** Custom-fit Cognitive Advancement

Learning through research *** On Gifted Pre-School Children’s Reasoning and Emotion *** Making Friends in the Researchers‘ Club (German version) *** A Perennial Flower Bed for the Yard (German version) *** How Does Learning and Research Happen? *** How Do Gifted Children Learn?

Letters, interest in *** Examples of: Early Interest in the Alphabet and in Reading *** Project „Letters“ – Activity for Small Groups *** Kindergarten Teachers Supporting Children in Learning How to Read and Write *** A 3-Year-Old Girl Wants to Write (German version) *** I Think: Reading Is for School Children

Little Red Riding Hood *** Quiz Questions on Little Red Riding Hood (German version)

List of references for quotations *** Imprint

M

Manual, Notes on Using *** Notes on Using the Manual

Mathematics *** The Advancement of Mathematical Talent in Kindergarten *** Basic Ideas of Mathematics *** Playful Mathematics *** Examples of: Early Interest in Numbers and Mathematics in General *** Kindergarten Teachers Supporting Children in Learning Arithmetics *** Further Math Projects

Measurement, fault tolerance of measurement *** Gaussian Distribution of Intelligence

Memory see Retention

Mentoring see: One-on-One Advancement

Mother tongue  *** Giftedness Is Not a Happy Problem

Motivation, intrinsic *** Giftedness – a Definition *** Cultivate Motivation

Mind-Maps *** Plans, Drawings, Sketches, Mind-Maps

Movement, freedom of movement at kindergarten *** An „Old“ Concept – Complete Version

Movies with gifted heroes *** Giftedness in Literature and Movies (German version)

Museum, visits to the *** For Once Live Like a Mongol (German version)

Music *** Observations about a Baby /Toddler *** Examples for Music at Kindergarten *** Mrs. Becker Stages an Opera

N

Nature *** Once a Month: Off into the Woods! (German version) *** In the Forest with a Ranger (German version) *** Project: Building a Flower Bed (German version) *** A Perennnial Flower Bed for the Yard (German version)

Needs, special *** Special Playing and Learning Needs or the Early Notion of Being Different *** Loneliness and the Social Dilemma of the Gifted

Negative use of language *** Making Careful Use of the Term Giftedness

Newspaper as a medium *** Reading a Newspaper, Making a Newspaper

„No!“ *** What Is Parenting? And When Does It Begin?

Numbers, arithmetic *** Examples of: Early Interest in Numbers and Mathematics in General *** Isabel (2;10) and Her Numbers *** Basic Ideas of Mathematics *** Further Math Projects *** Felix (5;1) Discovers the Numbers and Is Thrilled 

Nutrition and clothing in the kindergarten *** An „Old“ Concept – Complete Version

O

Observation *** Recognizing by Observation *** Modes of Observation *** Initial Observation *** Examples of Initial Observations *** Observations after the Observational Chart by Joelle Huser *** Ergün, 3;10 Years *** Rachel, 4;6 Years *** Concealing Abilities and Interests *** Permanent Frustration because of Being Underchallenged and Facing Incomprehension *** Developmental Reports at the End of Kindergarten Attendance ***

Observation, evocative *** Modes of Observation *** Examples of Evocative Observations

Observation, initial *** The Initial Observation *** Examples of Initial Observations on Possibly Gifted Children

Observational Chart *** Indicators of Possible Intellectual Giftedness (with directly linked examples) *** Observations after the Observational Chart by Joelle Huser

One-on-One Advacement, Mentoring *** One-on-One Advancement, Mentoring *** Jerome Practises Writing *** Supporting Konstantin (German version) *** Jasmin (4;7) Is Writing a Story *** Picture Book about the Perchten *** Jan-Hendrik Wants to Write an Encyclopaedia of Romans (German version)

Open classrooms at kindergarten *** Janusz Korczak and Our Open Work Mode (German version)

Overexcitabilities *** Little Need for Sleep? *** Specific Problems Gifted Children Face in Kindergarten *** Gifted Children and Exceptional Emotional Sensitivity

Painting *** Children Interpreting a Painting by Dalí *** „Peter and the Wolf“ and the Fine Arts

Parents as experts *** Using Parents as Experts (German version)

Parents, communication with *** Questionnaire for Parents – First Term in Kindergarten *** Questionnaire for Parents for 4- to 6-Years Old Children in Kindergarten *** How Do Parents Find an Adequate Primary School?

Parent consulting *** Parent Consulting Established (German version) *** How Do Parents Find an Adequate Primary School? *** DeepL Translator to Help with Parent Discussions

Parents, discussions with parents *** Making Careful Use of the Term Giftedness *** How Useful Are Checklists? *** Alena (5) Studies Letters – When Should She Enrol at School?  *** DeepL Translator to Help with Parent Discussions *** When Parents Provide Little Advancement

Parents of gifted children *** Parent´s Letters (German version) *** It Takes Courage to Overcome Fears

Pedagogical talent *** Selin Acts like a Kindergarten Teacher (German version) *** Lina Has Pedagogic Talent *** Alena (4;6) Leading a Small Gymnastics Group

Perceptional speed *** Examples of: Perceptual Speed *** Custom-fit Cognitive Advancement 

Perfectionism *** Specific Problems Gifted Children Face in Kindergarten

Performance and giftedness *** Prerequisites for the Evolvement of Giftedness *** Where Do the Extraordinary Abilities Come from? – Giftedness or Superb Advancement? *** How Do Gifted Children Learn? *** Cultivate Motivation *** Loneliness and the Social Dilemma of the Gifted

Perseverance *** Examples: Great Perseverance and Resilience in Endeavours Which Are of Interest and Which Push towards the Limits of Individual Potential

Personal development *** Commentary: The Development of Potentials and Personality (German version) *** Personal Competencies *** Loneliness and the Social Dilemma of the Gifted

Peters-Beer-Foundation *** Who Made the Manual Possible?

Photography *** Snow Worlds Seen Through a Lense – An Art Project Involving Photography *** Felix and His Photography (German version)

Picture books, created by children themselves *** Children Writing Picture Books *** Änne Draws and Writes a Book *** Picture Book about the Perchten *** Jonas (5;3) Makes Another Picture Book and Screens Paper

Plants *** Project: Building a Flower Bed (German version) *** A Perennnial Flower Bed for the Yard (German version)

Playfellows *** Playfellows and Friends of Gifted Children *** Examples of: Striking Interest in Older Children *** I Win (German version) *** Making Friends in the Researchers‘ Club (German version) *** Car Construction *** Adequate Playfellows for Tom (German version) *** Isabel (3;8) Finds Adequate Playfellows for Number-Games *** Loneliness and the Social Dilemma of the Gifted

Playing materials, suitable for gifted children *** What Kinds of Toys Do Gifted Children Need? *** Interesting Games (German version) *** Universal Ideas for Games (German version)

Potential *** Woher kommen die außergewöhnlichen Leistungen *** Personal Competencies

Potential, development of potential *** Custom-fit Cognitive Advancement *** How to Promote Thinking *** Cultivate Motivation *** Commentary: The Development of Potentials and Personality (German version)

Poverty *** Giftedness Is Not a Happy Problem

Pride *** The Creative Personality

Primary school, experiences at *** My First Year at School – Interviews with Children (German version) *** Do Gifted Primary School Children Have a Better Standing These Days? (German version) *** What Can Be Done at Promary School? (German version) *** How Do Parents Find an Adequate Primary School?

Principle of chance, understanding the *** Examples of: Great Interest in Systems and Logical Relations *** I Win (German version)

Problems *** Specific Problems Gifted Children Face in Kindergarten *** Communication in Kindergarten

Problem-solving ability *** What Is Intelligence?

Problems with falling asleep *** Little Need for Sleep?

Profession, the profession of kindergarten teachers *** Improving Framework Conditions! (German version)

Programming *** Making Use of the Computer and the Internet

Projects, working in projects *** Advancement through Projects *** The Advancement of Mathematical Talent in Kindergarten

Q

Questionnaires *** Questionnaire on Child’s Interests *** Questionnaire for Parents – First Term in Kindergarten *** Questionnaire for Parents for 4- to 6-Years Old Children in Kindergarten *** An Example of a Completed Parents Questionnaire (German version) *** Ben, 3;10 Years *** Children’s Questionnaire on Communication

Questions prior to an intelligence test *** Standards for Conducting Diagnostic Test Procedures *** Possible Reasons for the Implementation of Diagnostics for Advancement *** Thoughts, Worries and Fears by Parents and Pedagogues with Regard to Testing

R

Ranking by percentile *** Gaussian Distribution of Intelligence *** Standards for Conducting Diagnostic Test Procedures

Reactions of the social environment *** Making Careful Use of the Term Giftedness

Reading at kindergarten *** Reading and Writing in Kindergarten ***  Examples of: Early Interest in the Alphabet and in Reading *** Early Reading *** Dyslexia (German version) *** Kindergarten Teachers Supporting Children in Learning How to Read and Write **Early Intervention for Literacy (German version)

Recognition of patterns and rules *** Examples of: Rapid Recognition of Patterns and Rules

Relationship, establish a *** Kira Finds Her Way into the Group and Shows What She´s Got Going on (German version) *** Establishing a Relationship with a Gifted 5-Year-Old (German version)

Repetition *** Examples of: Aversion and Even Unwillingness to Perform Routine and Repetitive Assignments *** Permanent Frustration because of Being Underchallenged and Facing Incomprehension

Research *** How Does Learning and Research Happen?

Retention *** Examples of: Astonishing Memory

Risk assessment *** Timidity and Apprehension in Gifted Children *** Examples of Timidity and Apprehension in Gifted Children

Routine tasks *** Examples of: Aversion and Even Unwillingness to Perform Routine and Repetitive Assignments *** Custom-fit Cognitive Advancement

Rules at kindergarten *** An “Old” Concept – Complete Version

S

Salaries *** Improving Framework Conditions (German version)

Sanctions *** What Is Parenting? And When Does It Begin?

School, advancement at school *** What Can Be Done at Primary School? (German version) *** Do Gifted Primary School Children Have a Better Standing These Days? (German version) *** It Takes Courage to Overcome Fears *** Mrs Becker Stages an Opera  *** How Should School Deal with the Gifted? (German version)

School, cooperation kindergarten – school *** Gifted Children between Kindergarten and Primary School *** Developmental Reports at the End of Kindergarten Attendance *** Being in Touch with Local Primary Schools – Making for a Smooth Transition to School (German version) *** PowerPoint-Presentation on Giftedness at the Kindergarten (German version) *** My First Year at School – Interviews with Children (German version) *** Our Bridge Year (German version) *** How to Prepare the Children for School (German version) *** Questions before an Early School Enrolment

School enrolment, early *** Gifted Children between Kindergarten and Primary School *** Questions before an Early School Enrolment *** Being in Touch with Local Primary Schools – Making for a Smooth Transition to School (German version) *** Our Bridge Year (German version) *** PowerPoint-Presentation on Giftedness at the Kindergarten (German version) *** Alena (5) Studies Letters – When Should She Enrol at School? (German version)

School, playing school *** We Make Our Own “Classroom” (German version) *** Project: School Corner … and Our Feelings  (German version)

Scientific experiments *** Scientific Experiments with Highly Interested Children (German version) *** Projects on Explorations in Physics and Chemistry *** Watching Beans Grow 

Scientific research / exploring nature *** Projects on Explorations in Physics and Chemistry *** Butterfly-Club *** Making Friends in the Researchers‘ Club (German version) *** Watching Beans Grow  *** Adrian Studies Nature’s Creeps

Self-determination *** Examples of: An Early Desire for Self-Direction and Self-Determination

Self-esteem *** An “Old” Concept – Complete Version *** Loneliness and the Social Dilemma of the Gifted

Sense of justice *** Examples of: Skilled Observation, Pronounced Sense of Justice

Sensibility, high *** Gifted Children and Exceptional Emotional Sensitivity  *** Little Need for Sleep? *** Specific Problems Gifted Children Face in Kindergarten *** An Extraordinary Little Girl, pt. 6

Sitemap of the manual with all contributions *** Sitemap (German version)

Sleep *** Little Need for Sleep?

Sleeping Beauty *** Quiz Questions on Sleeping Beauty (German version)

Small-groups, working in *** How Do Gifted Children Learn? *** Advancement in Small Groups – Possibilities and Advantages *** Examples of: Advancement in Small Groups *** Project „Letters“ – Activity for Small Groups  *** Mathematical Advancement in a Group of 2 *** Butterfly-Club *** Experiment „Vulcan“ (German version) *** Three Boys Exploring Time (German version) *** Three Little Girls Are the „Mind Group“ (German version) *** Alena and a Small Group Are Becoming Experts of the Learning Workshop *** Five Children Form a Group and Follow Their Interests

Soccer *** Soccer and Newspaper

Social competence *** Social Giftedness Does Show (German version) *** Selin Acts like a Kindergarten Teacher (German version) *** Lina Has Pedagogic Talent *** Gifted Children Showing Their „True Colours“ (German version) *** I Win (German version) *** Making Friends in the Researchers‘ Club (German version) *** Emma as Stage Director (German version) *** Loneliness and the Social Dilemma of the Gifted

Social maturity *** Examples of: Skilled Observation, Pronounced Sense of Justice *** Selin Acts like a Kindergarten Teacher (German version) *** Aggressive-Abusive Behaviour and Giftedness

Social situation *** Giftedness Is Not a Happy Problem *** Prerequisites for the Evolvement of Giftedness *** Improving Framework Conditions (German version)

Staff, children-staff ratio *** Improving Framework Conditions (German version) *** Enhanced Educational Efforts through Donations by Foundations (German version)

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Taboos *** Disturbing Stupidity of the Adults *** Picture Book about the Perchten *** Special Playing and Learning Needs or the Early Notion of Being Different *** Adrian Takes to Reading the Newspaper – Questions of Life and Death

Teachers, very good teachers *** Mrs Becker Stages an Opera  *** Lena Learns How to Code

Team see Kindergarten-Team

Technology (talent, interest, advancement) *** Joshua, the Inventor *** Project: Time (German version) *** Car Construction *** Bastian Is Explaining His Dream Car *** Felix and His Photography (German version) *** Disassembling Electric Devices

Test procedures *** Diagnostics for Advancement – What Is It? *** Standards for Conducting Diagnostic Test Procedures

Theatre *** Drama Activities at Kindergarten (German version) *** Theatre Play with Gifted Children (German version) *** Examples for Drama Activities at Kindergarten (German version) *** Tale of a Princess Whom Almost Everybody Considered Too Smart – Theatre Adaption – (German version) *** Tale of a Princess Whom Almost Everybody Considered Too Smart *** Rachel: „I Made up a Story, and Now We Want to Show It to You“

Thinking *** On Gifted Pre-School Children´s Reasoning and Emotion *** Examples of: Complex Thinking *** Examples of: Original, Unusual Thinking *** Cognitive Advancement in Kindergarten. Gaining Knowledge, Practising the Act of Thinking *** Custom-fit Cognitive Advancement *** How to Promote Thinking *** Three Little Girls Are the „Mind Group“ (German version) *** And What They Think!

Thinking, abstract *** On Gifted Pre-School Children´s Reasoning and Emotion *** Chess *** Chess Club *** I Win (German version) *** Plans, Drawings, Sketches, Mind Maps

Thinking, causal *** Examples of: Rapid Recognition of Pattern and Rules

Thinking, complex *** Examples of: Complex Thinking *** Chess

Thinking, creative *** Children Writing Picture Books *** Children Make up Their Own Stories *** The Creative Personality

Thinking, critical *** Examples of: Critical Thinking, Authorities Must Prove Themselves *** Disturbing Stupidity of the Adults *** Adrian Takes to Reading the Newspaper – Questions of Life and Death

Thinking, divergent *** Divergent Thinking *** On Gifted Pre-School Children’s Reasoning and Emotion

Thinking into the future *** Timidity and Apprehension in Gifted Children ***

Thinking, logical *** Examples of: Rapid Recognition of Patterns and Rules *** I Win (German version)

Thinking, planned *** Observations about a Baby / Toddler *** Plans, Drawings, Sketches, Mind Maps

Thinking, solution-oriented *** Social Giftedness Does Show (German version)

Thinking, systematic *** Examples of: Great Interest in Systems and Logical relations

Thoughts, unusual *** Examples of: Original, Unusual Thinking

Thoughtlessness *** Disturbing Stupidity of the Adults

Time, dealing with time *** Project: Time (German version) *** The Advancement of Mathematical Talent in Kindergarten *** Number Detectives Are Taking Measurements (German version) *** Three Boys Exploring Time (German version) *** Children Interpreting a Painting by Dalí

Time, taking time to live *** An “Old” Concept – Complete Version

Timidity *** Timidity and Apprehension in Gifted Children *** Afraid of the Trip to the Zoo *** Blood Coagulation *** A Cognitive Approach of Pacification

Toddlers *** Children Under the Age of 3. At What Age Does it Get to Be Interesting? *** Examples on Children under the Age of 3

Transition to school *** Gifted Children between Kindergarten and Primary School *** How to Prepare the Children for School (German version) *** Project: School Corner … and Our Feelings (German version) *** We Make Our Own “Classroom” (German version) *** Questions before an Early School Enrolment 

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Underchallenged, being underchallenged *** Examples of: Aversion and Even Unwillingness to Perform Routine and Repetitive Assignments *** Examples of: An Early Desire for Self-Direction and Self-Determination *** Specific Problems Gifted Children Face in Kindergarten *** Permanent Frustration because of Being Underchallenged and Facing Incomprehension *** Custom-fit Cognitive Advancement *** Concealing Abilities and Interests *** Selin Is Underchallenged (German version) *** Loneliness and the Social Dilemma of the Gifted

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Violence, rejection of  *** Specific Problems Gifted Children Face in Kindergarten *** What Is Parenting? And When Does It Begin?

Vocabulary, large *** Examples of: Elaborate Speech, Large Vocabulary, Great Joy in Configuring Language

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Waldorf Schools *** Commentary: Gifted Children in Waldorf-Schools? (German version)

Ways of thinking *** How to Promote Thinking

Webmaster *** Imprint

Working conditions at kindergarten *** Acknowledging Expertise (German version) *** Enhanced Educational Efforts through Donations by Foundations (German version) *** Improving Framework Conditions (German version)

Worries of parents of gifted children *** Thoughts, Worries and Fears by Parents and Pedagogues with Regard to Testing *** A Mother´s Worries before Scholl Enrolment *** Aggressive-Abusive Behaviour and Giftedness

Writing at kindergarten *** Reading and Writing in Kindergarten *** Dyslexia (German version) *** Children Writing Picture Books *** Kindergarten Teachers Supporting Children in Learning How to Read and Write *** Learning How to Write Before School