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May 11th, 2017

Being Intentional to Avoid Summer Slide

To Avoid Summer Slide You Have to Be Intentional Research for the past 100 years has shown us that students, not engaged in some kind of educational activity over the summer, typically lose about 1-3 months of learning.  This can be mainly seen as more detrimental for math than it is for reading. Studies also show that income can […]

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May 4th, 2017

Read-Aloud Books for Young Children

As we begin to shift from spring into summertime, it’s a wonderful time to introduce read aloud books to your young child, if you are not already spending time together this way.  Beyond bonding time, there are so many great intellectual and character-building benefits that are seen from this time, as well. So be intentional to […]

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April 22nd, 2017

Testing Mom announces partnership with FasTracKids!

New partnership expands reach to parents and students online and offline We’re pleased to announce our official partnership with FasTracKids locations in the New York City area! As a result of our growth, we wanted to reach even more families with our partnership with the FasTracKids in New York City.  Our test prep content for […]

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March 8th, 2017

Curriculum for Gifted and Talented

What is the Curriculum for Gifted and Talented Programs We recently hosted a live event in New York City and I opened up the room for questions. The parents asked some great questions both about gifted and talented programs and whether it’s really worth it to go into a gifted and talented program.  They asked questions […]

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February 15th, 2017

Challenging Your Gifted Student

Why should you be challenging your gifted student? Recently, at a live event in New York City, I (Karen Quinn, the Testing Mom) asked the NYC parents to write down all the questions they had. I thought they asked some great questions both about gifted and talented programs and whether it’s really worth it to go […]

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February 6th, 2017

Caz’s Family Adventure: Education on the Road

Education on the Road One of our friends, readers and customers is sharing her family’s amazing adventure of education on the road with us today.  Her family travels all over the globe, so she and her husband have made it an extra special way to educate their two daughters. I had the privilege of interviewing […]

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January 24th, 2017

My Vacation with the Testing Grandma!

Panama Canal and Analogies I’m on vacation right now, on a ship that’s going through the Panama Canal today.  And this got me thinking about analogies.  Why analogies?  These are on almost every test young children take, whether it is an intelligence test like the CogAT, OLSAT, or NNAT, or achievement tests like the Common […]

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December 12th, 2016

A Perfect Breakfast Menu for Tests (with Free Printable!): Week Two

Perfect Breakfast Menu for Tests: Week Two As gifted and talented testing weeks roll around, I know it can bring with it added stress for your child and family.  So we want to alleviate that stress a bit by providing a breakfast menu that you can trust to give your child energy and focus for his […]

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December 12th, 2016

A Perfect Breakfast Menu for Tests (with Free Printable!): Week One

A Perfect Breakfast Menu for Tests – Week One When the test weeks roll around every year, we can make a couple of steps to make the process easier and lighter for our children: providing healthy breakfasts and planning the menu in advance to save time. You can get them out the door on time to school […]

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December 7th, 2016

Hands-on Learning

My Personal Experience of Hands-on Learning Recently, I had to suck it up and finally start wearing reading glasses – it was a big step into aging that I wasn’t ready to take.  I had posited for years that I’d never experienced any eye problems when I read, so how could that magically happen TO ME […]

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