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

ISBN-10: 1416591079
ISBN-13: 9781416591078
Edition: 2010
Authors: Karen Quinn
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Book details

List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 7/6/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

KAREN QUINN, after losing her own high-powered corporate job, helped found Smart City Kids, a New York Citybased company that helps families survive the application process to the areas most competitive public and private schools. She is now a full-time writer.

Author's Note
The Secret World of Kindergarten Testing
What Educators Know and Parents Don't
Confessions of a Mom Who Had to Figure This Out for Herself
This Is Not About Kinder-cramming
Why Preparing for Kindergarten Testing Is Not �Cheating�
The Scoop on Intelligence Testing
What Takes Place Behind Closed Doors
The 7 Abilities of Highly Successful Kindergarteners
What Every Test Measures and Your Child Needs to Know: Language, Knowledge/Comprehension, Memory, Mathematics, Visual-Spatial, Cognitive, and Fine-Motor Skills
What Is on the Test?
Breaking Down the Most Common Tests, Section by Section
Prepare your Child to Succeed-At Tests and in Life
Milestones That Matter for School Success
How to Recognize What Your Child Is Ready to Learn
Sneak Learning into the Moments You Already Spend with Your Child
No Extra Time Needed!
Reading to Build All 7 Abilities
Read Aloud in a New Way to Supercharge Your Child's Intellect
Instruments to Strengthen All 7 Abilities
Playing an Instrument: The Secret, Almost Automatic Way to a Smarter Child
Conversing to Support 6 Abilities
The �Right� and �Wrong� Ways to Have a Conversation (This Chapter Alone Could Be Worth 38 IQ Points!)
Language and More
The Biggest, Most Common Mistake Parents Make: Not Teaching Their Child to Listen and Respond
Knowledge/Comprehension
It's All Here-Everything Your Child Must Know for Testing!
Memory: You Must Remember This…
Kid-Tested Techniques for Strengthening Memory
Mathematics
Natural Ways to Bring Out Your Child's Inner Math Geek
Visual-Spatial Reasoning
How This Little-Understood Ability Impacts Your Child's School Success-and What You Can Do to Build It
Cognitive Skills
What It Really Takes to Raise a Baby Einstein (Hint: It's Not on a DVD)
Fine-Motor Skills
Secrets Occupational Therapists Use to Get Children's Fingers to Do the Walking
Beyond Testing Success
The 5 Must-Have Skills Every Child Needs to Succeed in Life
How to Get Started
Activity Plans Even the Busiest Parents Can Manage
What these Tests Really Mean: How your Child's Test Scores will Affect the Options Available to her
Your Best Public School Options
Gifted Programs, Magnet and Charter Schools
Getting Past the Velvet Rope
Private School Admissions
How Public Schools Use Testing
The Down-and-Dirty Dish on Ability Tracking
Testing for Support Services for Children with Delays
Early Intervention and Special Education
A Few Parting Words
Acknowledgments
Appendixes
Breaking Down Three More Tests, Section by Section
Games and Activities: Crib Notes
The 25 Most Important Life Lessons: Post This on Your Refrigerator
Recommended Books for Parents
Index

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