Testing for Kindergarten: Simple Strategies to Help Your Child Ace the Tests for: Public School Placement, Private School Admissions, Gifted Program Qualification (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 6, 2010 - Education - 272 pages
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Karen Quinn has successfully taught hundreds of parents how to prepare their children for testing, and Testing For Kindergarten is her ultimate, comprehensive guide to having fun while teaching to the underlying abilities every test assesses.

Whether your child is going to a private kindergarten or a public school, he or she will most likely be tested—and placed in classrooms according to those results. But information about intelligence tests is closely guarded, and it can be difficult to understand what your kids need to know.

As an expert who has successfully taught hundreds of parents how to work with their own children, Karen Quinn has written the ultimate guide to preparing your child for kindergarten testing. The activities she suggests are not about “teaching to the test.” They are about having fun while teaching to the underlying abilities every test assesses.

From the “right” way to have a conversation to natural ways to bring out your child’s inner math geek, Quinn shares the techniques that every parent can do with their kids to give them the best chance to succeed in school and beyond. It’s just good parenting—and better test scores are icing on the cake.
  

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Review: Testing for Kindergarten: Simple Strategies to Help Your Child Ace the Tests for: Public School Placement, Private School Admissions, Gifted Program Qualification

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Good book with great tips to prepare your child for school. Read full review

Review: Testing for Kindergarten: Simple Strategies to Help Your Child Ace the Tests for: Public School Placement, Private School Admissions, Gifted Program Qualification

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"Testing for Kindergarten" presented well-researched, play-based enrichment activities that the author herself used with her own children, alongside practical tips for success in education in the ... Read full review

Contents

this Is Not About Kindercramming
11
the 7 Abilities of highly Successful Kindergarteners
29
What Is on the test?
41
PrePAre Your chIld to SucceedAt teStS And In lIFe
57
reading to Build All 7 Abilities
78
Instruments to Strengthen All 7 Abilities
94
language and More
107
Create with Color
118
VisualSpatial reasoning
139
FineMotor Skills
154
how to get Started
168
WhAt theSe teStS reAllY MeAn
177
getting Past the Velvet rope
191
how Public Schools use testing
207
testing for Support Services for children with delays
214
A Few Parting Words
226

JunkMailFun
119
Go on a LetterEgg Hunt or NumberShapeColor
120
Draw a Person
121
Have a Tasting
122
Make a Weather Chart
123
You Must remember this
124
Memory Page 64 Im Going to Grandmas House
125
Games and Activities Crib Notes
237
The 25 Most Important Life Lessons
243
All About Me 126
247
Family Concentration 126
249
Monkey See Monkey Do 126
252
Whats Missing? 126
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Karen Quinn has tutored scores of children and taught hundreds of parents how to work with their own kids to prepare them for the rigorous kindergarten admissions tests for Manhattan's most in-demand programs.  She has been a featured expert on school admissions on ABC's 20/20 and The View and in The New York Times, Forbes, Redbook, Woman's Day, and more. Karen is also the author of three novels: Holly Would Dream, The Ivy Chronicles and Wife in the Fast Lane. She lives in Miami, FL with her husband and two children. Visit her at www.karenquinn.net.

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