Kid shines with excellent observation skills
India Book of Records recognizes the talent of Niyansh, a little child from Bengaluru, Karnataka whose memory is very sharp, apart from having an extraordinary skill of good observation, at the tender age of 1 year and 8 months. Niyansh was able to recognize many things including 20 fruits, 13 flowers, 19 action words, 19 vegetables, 24 professions, 13 shapes, 22 vehicles, 25 human body parts, 21 animals, 12 colours, 6 electronic items, 17 birds, 10 clothes, 6 medical items and flags of 24 countries. Niyansh was born on July 2, 2020 in Bengaluru during the lockdown period.
Niyansh’s mother, Ms. Anjali P, is an Associate Test Lead at Ernst & Young, a finance and quality consulting firm. His father Mr Shashi Kiran L. is the Senior Technical Manager at the Trident MEA Technologies LLC company. Both the parents are working, so Anjali’s younger sister Jayshree P. occasionally visits the house to help with the care of the child. Thus, Niyansh is hardly alone at home.
Ms Anjali says that Niyansh was 9 months old, when he started recognizing all the things around him. His memory is superb. He was 1 year and 3 months old when he kept his finger on everything and started asking – what is this, what is that? The picture books helped a lot in this process. He was beginning to identify everything around. We wanted to keep him busy. Since everything was closed at the time of the Covid pandemic, we could not take him out. We brought him flash cards with 10 different sections. Every section has different types of pictures. Niyansh looks at the pictures closely then asks questions. From a very tender age he started paying attention to birds, vehicles, flags, animals etc. He quickly absorbs all the information.
Everyone in the family recognized Niyansh’s innate talent. He learned many things about the world via flash card images. He even began to understand many things beyond his own age group. Most of the time, Niyansh remains calm and is a very obedient child, says his mother.
Ms Anjali further said, “the first 24 months are crucial for the overall development of a child. After that the priorities start changing, as school, teachers and peer groups start influencing the child. You must have seen that today’s babies are smarter than ever, probably because of the influence of technology and the parental genes. I believe that parents should often talk to their kids whether they understand anything or not. Kids are fast learners; they listen to you and start copying the words. Talking to the kids helps them start speaking and understanding different words. Small children and pets are alike in understanding your gestures.”