If the results of an IQ test for kids reveal that children are gifted learners, parents may want to find new ways to satisfy their intellectual curiosity. After all, the National Association for Gifted Children states that different factors can either enhance or inhibit kids' abilities as they get older. For this reason, parents will want to do what they can to make sure their children's interests are not neglected.
Illinois' Northwestern University is one institution that is opening its doors to young and gifted learners through its Accelerated Weekend Experience. According to the University's website, this program is designed for students in grades five through eight who are looking to satisfy their thirst for new knowledge during two-day sessions.
Upcoming course offerings will focus on Earth science, the internet, Java computer programming and marine biology. During the sessions, participants have an opportunity to learn from an expert in their field of interest.
"It's a great way to expose my child to a variety of learning experiences that may stimulate and satisfy his curiosity," a parent of a program participant told the Chicago Tribune.