A noted child development expert advises parents on how to help their child make the most of his or her natural talents and abilities. The book speaks mainly to parents of kids between the critical ages of two and six--the years when a child's innate aptitudes and talents start to blossom. Dr. Einon opens this book with an explanation of creativity, pointing out signs for moms and dads to look for. She discusses ways to provide an optimal environment for children gifted with especially creative aptitudes, and she gives attention to details that include the child's relations with siblings, gender differences, and problems that the creative child might encounter at home and in school. Activities to foster a child's creativity are recommended, with suggestions for carrying them out. They include drawing and painting, music, dance, playacting, dressing up in costumes, reading, storytelling, encouraging humor, mastering numbers, and developing orderly thinking habits and social skills. The book is heavily illustrated in full color and features helpful "age-by-stage" development charts.