Puzzles for Young Children: Preparing Little Ones for Gifted and Talented Tests and Private School Admissions

Front Cover
Central Park Tutors Books, 2017 - Education - 238 pages

Today nearly all American children at the age of 4, 5 or 6 must take an intelligence test of some sort. The results of this test can have a profound impact on their future education for years to come. The good news is that learning the art of intelligence tests can be a joyous, playful process that builds on the natural curiosity and brilliance of all children.

As leading experts in test preparation, Central Park Tutors has put together a groundbreaking book of puzzles to prepare your little ones for testing, with an in depth introduction that gives parents and teachers the guidance they need to understand both admissions tests and how to work with their children best to use the ingenious ways children naturally learn.

Each puzzle covers a key form of reasoning on kindergarten and first grade admissions tests- designed in large format, in rich color, and on a single page to allow your child to observe and consider the puzzle at length. The puzzles are ordered by skill level and reasoning type, and directly across from each puzzle are hints so that you have immediate access to guidance that can help your child learn the techniques that will make them independent puzzle-solvers.

"Puzzles For Young Children" helps parents and teachers bring out the joy in children while they learn, draw out their inner genius and apply their innate brilliance to intelligence testing.

About the author (2017)

Michael Wallach is a founding partner of Central Park Tutors, has been a featured expert on education in the New York Times, hired by Columbia University Teachers College to run test-preparation for their students, and for more than a decade has provided test-preparation to families around the world, from CEO's of leading Fortune 100 Companies to working with public schools throughout NYC. Michael is the former director of the Cornell University Education Department Tutoring Program, the winner of the "Best New Educational Material" for his work with the United States Institute of Peace, and is a former Presidential Management Fellow with the US State Department where his analysis was regularly delivered to the Secretary of State and National Security Council. He left politics to become a writer and teacher, and has since written for Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson among others, but his true joy is listening to stories from his four year old son Lucas.

Bibliographic information