November 25th, 2010I know there are math questions on the OLSAT®, but my daughter is not interested in doing math questions when I try to do them with her. Any suggestions for making math interesting and something she’ll want to do?
Math is in our everyday lives and is all around us. You can “do math” while walking down the street by counting cars, blocks or stop signs. Make a game of figuring out when you pass 2 green cars and then 5 red cars, how many cars are there all together? Your child may need […]
November 25th, 2010What advice do you have for helping a very shy child warm up to a tester or interviewer when going through the admissions process? When my daughter first meets a new adult, she rarely speaks and sometimes hides behind me. Once she gets to know someone, she can become very talkative.
I would suggest introducing her to people in your neighborhood. Walk around town and take notice of all the different people who work in the stores, police or crossing guards and taxi drivers, (if you live in a city) introduce yourself, say a few kind words and maybe even shake their hands. You will be […]
November 25th, 2010How do you suggest I help my child hone his fine-motor skills?
If you suspect your child has weak fine motor skills it may be beneficial to have him evaluated at an early age for some early intervention work. The younger the child receives the intervention the less it will interfere when the demand and need for fine motor skills is present in his life, such as […]
November 25th, 2010How do you prepare your child (a boy!) to focus on a tester’s or an interviewer’s questions. My son is very smart, but easily bored and distracted. He is also fidgety and has trouble sitting still if he isn’t engaged.
It is quite normal for young children to be active and to want to move about frequently. We are asking our children to “be still” at younger and younger ages. With that said, you can still help your child practice sitting for longer periods of time. I would suggest having a designated reading time each […]
November 25th, 2010What is your best advice to parents who want to make sure their child is ready to start kindergarten ready to hit the ground running?
Depending on where you live and where your child will attend school the Kindergarten teachers will have different expectations. I would advise you read with your child each day. Teachers notice when children gravitate towards books and have a love of hearing, telling and “reading” stories. It also builds their language development. You can also […]