I already stated that. He doesn't want to play outside, watch TV, etc. The only time I can get him away from the table is when I have him on educational websites on the computer. I was a gifted child. This statement you made about your son was me. From the other side of the coin, as an adult I can tell you that you aren't doing your son any favors by allowing him and even encouraging him to not play, watch TV, etc. "Gifted" children have other challenges. Your son will likely never have problems learning and functioning educationally. But, your statement tells me that he WILL eventually have a hard time functioning socially. "Normal" kindergartners want to play. They want to get messy. For lack of a better term: they want to giggle. Highly gifted children lose that ability to giggle. I never went to high school. My giftedness isolated me. I was a chronic runaway. I tried to commit suicide twice before I was 13 years old. I was a pregnant teen. I was a high school "drop out" (in quotes because I was never IN!). I just graduated with a 3.67 gpa with my BA.... even though I have 7 children and a full time job. Academics were always easy for me. When your son is a teenager and when socialization becomes more complicated, but he doesn't have the social skills necessary to learn how to function in groups of "average" people without sticking out like a sore thumb, when he doesn't have the popular culture references in his repetoire because he's never been much into television or music, when puberty hits and it's really too late to learn social intelligence, but he desperately wants to know how to fit in, yet that pretty girl he wants to take to the dance doesn't much care about recombinant DNA, when he starts to implode like TOO TOO MANY gifted pubescents do, and he's never learned to handle the boredom that comes from learning "too" easily, or how to accomodate his less academically gifted peers, are you really going to look back at his educational path and be happy with the choices you seem determined to make regardless of the years of experience the teachers in this thread have tried to impart to you? I am the voice of experience from the other side and, what's worse, research shows that my experience isn't all that unique. Gifted kids are at high, high risk. Focus on those things he doesn't usually do. I echo the importance of involving him in 4H, Boy Scouts, theater, music, dance, instrumentals, art. He likes academics? Fine. Teach him another language... or two. Learn about other cultures with him. Teach him to cook. But please, listen to the majority here. Please. Otherwise you and your son (mostly, your son) are likely to regret it.