Posted by: proud aunt | 2008/06/24


Intellegent niece

Dear Doc,
I was hoping you could give me some advise. My brothers little girl is 22 months old. She is very smart. She says her ABC's. Counts to 15. Knows about 15 nursery rhymes by heart. Can hold a full conversation without any issues. her vocabulary is amazing and she already understands the differences in 2 languages (few words). She has even started doing puzzles.

My worry.... my brother insists on keeping her at home as he does not think she is ready for creche yet.
I think she is exceptionally clever and needs to be stimulated in a teaching environment.

My question... am i just being over protective? Is she really smart or am I exaggerating? Do you think she would benefit more from being at a creche rather than staying at home?

Expert's Reply



Your little niece seems to be absolutely flourishing at home and is far in advance of many other children of her age as regards her intellectual development. Attending a creche as opposed to a nursery school will not really stimulate her intellectual progress.

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Posted by: wow | 2008/06/26

damn that is amazing! i would b proud too... she is VERY VERY smart!!

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