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How to Ensure Better Sleep Quality for Every Member of Your Family

October 2nd, 2018

What are the nocturnal habits of your family members like? Do you lounge on social media during the wee hours of the night? Are your kids setting their own schedule, then struggling with awakening and preparing for school each morning? Does your partner settle onto the sofa for late night sports and news programs, then […]

CogAT Practice: Everyday Activities to Help with the Verbal Subtest

September 27th, 2018

You can practice for the CogAT® by putting a little bit of extra effort into some everyday activities. This week and next week I will give a few activities that will help with the verbal portion of the test. A Brief CogAT Overview The CogAT Test, which is divided into three subtests, is designed to […]

Every Day Activities that Help With the CogAT: Quantitative Battery Part 2

September 21st, 2018

Last week, we discussed what was on the CogAT Quantitative Battery and a few different activities that you can do to practice for it using things you likely already have around your house. This week, we will discuss two more activities you can do to help prepare for this section of the test. Quick Refresher […]

Every Day Activities that Help With the CogAT: Quantitative Battery

September 13th, 2018

These everyday activities can help your child prepare for the CogAT subtest: quantitative battery. The goal is to ensure that your child feels comfortable in identifying critical relationships between numbers. Like any language, mathematics can often appear foreign or intimidating. It comes with its own distinct vocabulary, jargon, and question structure. Fortunately, once this mathematical […]

What to Expect With Your Child’s First IQ Test – Part Two

September 7th, 2018

A Child’s Perspective Parents are always asking me what these “intelligence tests” really involve and what happens behind those closed doors.  And, I always like to share the little story I learned from a parent whose son failed miserably on the kindergarten admissions test.  Why do I share this particular story, you wonder?  Well, it’s […]

What to Expect With Your Child’s First IQ Test – Part One

August 31st, 2018

If your young child is being given an IQ or intelligence test to qualify for a TAG, gifted and talented, GATE program or private school entry, parents want to know what they can do to help their child do his best. Here is some guidance on what you can expect, and what you can do […]

Back to School, Back to Testing

August 17th, 2018

Our kids start back to school really soon (some of you have already started!), and it brings to mind a couple of yearly concerns for me–can we stay on top of our schedule this year and find a good stride and are my kids ready for testing that will most certainly happen? For the first […]

Back to School Checklist from A to Z

August 8th, 2018

Back to School Checklist Time for back to school is just around the corner, so we want to help you prepare with our back to school checklist!  The summer is just speeding by, isn’t it? Many parents feel overwhelmed at the prospect of getting ready for another school year. To help you remember what’s important […]

10 Attitudes that will Ruin Your Child’s Love of Learning

July 26th, 2018

No parent would ever want to ruin their child’s love of learning.  But it can happen so easily!  So take warning. These ten attitudes will impact not only your home environment, but also your child’s love of learning. For a thriving growth-place, be careful to not make these mistakes. 1. Force Feeding Remember those late […]

What Educators Know and Parents Don’t About Kindergarten Testing

July 5th, 2018

Most children in America will have been given some kind of intelligence test by the time they are five years old. Tests are usually for private school admissions, gifted and talented qualification, or public school placement in slow, average, and accelerated learning groups. Generally, these tests cover seven abilities that educators believe children must have […]

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