What are the incredible things that your child can do?
July 15, 2010 10:27am CST
My three year old daughter amazed me last night. I was watching a show on this laptop and the screen blanked off. The screen usually does this when you are watching it for a certain amount of time and there is no action from a person. So, she saw touched the wireless notepad to bring the screen back up again. I was so amazed and surprised! My baby is learning new things everyday without me at least knowing it. Actually, when the screen blanked out, I sat there just to see what she was going to do. And she touched the wireless notepad just to bring the screen back up again! My others kids already know how to do this. This was my first time, seeing my three year old daughter do this.
• United States
15 Jul 10
Your daughter woke up the computer - hee hee - very smart! Our kids are going to grow up with all this technology being second nature (I had to learn all this stuff when I was a kid - and I was an older kid, certainly not 3 years old!!). My daughter is five and already can use the computer - it's crazy. My 8 month old goes on Kneebouncers and he already "gets" that if you smash the keyboard, something happens on the screen - ha ha!! Let's see. I know my daughter has selective hearing, but I was surprised the other day. She took a singing class for the first time, and the teacher was teaching everyone the lyrics to a song (adult song, not a kids song). . . and then she had each kid say one line of the lyrics . . . and she pointed to my daughter on the 3rd. I thought there's no way she would remember because I didn't even remember what he said . . . but she said the lyrics word for word - I couldn't believe it! Maybe not incredible, but certainly she surprised me!
16 Jul 10
Wow, shows potential to be techy in the future! I also find it weird in my younger brother that he can memorize wordless melodies from movies that he watches. You know, those background music that you usually just don't notice? Musical talents run in the family, just poorly developed in our generation (exceept for my elder brother who plays the piano well). And it surprises me that he can do it. Sometimes he hums the tunes almost in exact notes. I could never do that. I can sing but never hum those intricate notes.
• Garden Grove, California
16 Jul 10
oh dear cream my child is now 51 years old and he does amazing things repairing computers. When he was 11 months old he took a screwdriver and unscrewed all the screws in his playpen just so he could get out and see the world. lolwhen he was 8 he could take his bike apart, repair it and put it back together and he knew what he was doing.
• Gold Coast, Australia
15 Jul 10
A few months ago my 8 year old son was playing around on his Nintendo Wii and he wanted to hook it up to the internet. I told him that it would be too difficult and that our wireless connection did not reach that far into the house from where the router is in our office. I did not really want him connecting it to the internet and I could not be bothered at the time trying to figure out all of the settings that needed to changed to make it work. Anyway a few hours later, he had it connected to the internet! He had figured it all out himself, moved the Wii slightly so that it would pick up the signal and messed about with the settings until he understood what needed to be done and did it! We were amazed, but not surprised as he likes to fiddle with things and see how they work and he likes to build things as well. We got a chin up bar in the mail that needed assembling and he wanted to see what it looked like. We told him that we would unpack it and put it together later after we had finished our work. When we came inside later, he had it done for us perfectly!
• United States
22 Jul 10
My son is also three years old and he does all kinds of things that I don't expect out of him. I think that the thing that he does that amazes me the most is his memory. Time can go by between the time when an event occurs and the time that he thinks about it, but when the opportunity presents itself to talk about his experiences, he will describe an event that has happened in the past with perfect accuracy.