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July 25th, 2017

IQ Testing: Stanford Binet Intelligence Scales

When it comes to measuring a person’s intelligence, tests like Stanford Binet Intelligence Scales are used to determine an intellectual assessment or intelligence quotient (IQ) for young children, adolescents, and  even young adults.  But does this kind of test really measure up and give a fair assessment? Today, we’ll look at what makes up the test, some […]

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July 19th, 2017

Summer Camp: Day Camp

Day Camp is the BEST for younger children! As we discussed last week in my interview with Jill Tipograph from Everything Summer, it is important that your child develops through social and creative play outside of the classroom.  Camp is a fabulous place for your child to learn and grow this way, building skills for life! […]

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June 27th, 2017

Summer Camp: Sleep-Away Camp

Today we are finishing up my interview with Jill Tipograph from Everything Summer and talking about sleep away camp. Sleep Away Camp Karen: Jill, I want to get to sleep away camps because if you have an older child, parents are starting to think about maybe it’s time to send my child to sleep away camp. At […]

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May 20th, 2017

Summer Camp: Spreading Their Wings

Summer Camp As parents we spend so much time worrying about our children’s academic abilities, but some of the most important skills kids learn are acquired in a camp or a summer program. Now I went to Camp Arrowhead, as a child, and I loved it so much. When my parents could no longer afford […]

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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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