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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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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User Review  - mom2childs - LibraryThing

It's interesting because here in Columbia, SC, in the city public school system, my 5-year old was not tested prior to entering kindergarten. However, there is a K4 program for which children must be ... Read full review

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(note one chapter in: highly embarassed to be reading this!) Read full review

Contents

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
You Must remember this
124
VisualSpatial reasoning
139
Beyond Testing Success Page 147 Do Projects and Activities That Take Time for a Payoff
166
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
Games and Activities Crib Notes
237

FineMotor Skills
154
Heads or Tails
158
Card Games Go Fish Hearts
159
The 25 Most Important Life Lessons
243
Play Board Games 166
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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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