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IQ Fun Pack Test Prep System (for children ages 3-7)

$297.00

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  • "My daughter loves the IQ Fun Pack.  It's easy to navigate.  Sophia starts the game on her own, chooses the level she wants to play and just keeps going.  I love this part best because Sophia gets to think on her own and feel independent when playing.  She likes the fact that she controls the game and can pick her own level of difficulty, going back and forth from "Easy" to "Hard" questions without any fear of making mistakes, even though the questions do get harder.  She really enjoys being challenged by those tough questions.  She laughs at the characters, loves their silly names, faces and voices, and adores the fireworks that go off when she gets a question right.  She can play this game for hours, no matter what mood she is in.  Often she will pick the "Hard" questions just to show those silly characters that she is smart enough to get the tricky questions right!  Two of my friends recently purchased the game as well and their kids are loving it, too." ~ Nadia, Mom in Manhattan
  • "I highly recommend IQ Fun Pack to any parent considering having their child tested for kindergarten placement. Our 4-year-old loved playing IQ Fun Pack! By playing IQ Fun Pack she got to practice the types of questions that were asked on her placement test. She got practice using her words to give descriptive answers. She loved using the pattern tiles and the blocks to build designs. During the test she was able to focus on the content of the questions rather than struggling to understand what the questioner meant. For instance, prior to using IQ Fun Pack she had never worked her way through an analogy; her test result showed that this is now one of her strongest skills! Based on her test result she is eligible for gifted classes. We are confident that she would not have been able to demonstrate her true IQ in the testing environment without the practice in IQ Fun Pack. Thank you Testing Mom and thank you IQ Fun Pack!" ~ Gong, Los Angeles Mom
Kids Love The Test Prep System That Feels Like Play!
IQ Fun Pack Test Prep System (for children ages 3-7)

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PLAY YOUR WAY TO TOP SCORES WITH OUR IQ FUN PACK™ TEST PREP SYSTEM! 

The system includes 25+ games, on and off-line activities, flashcards and other learning tools that feel just like play to your child (but are specially designed to prepare early learners for testing and school success)  FOR KIDS AGES 3 – 7

Take $100 off IQ Fun Pack with coupon code:  funpack100  (active yearly Top members only)

 

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Please note:  iPad-tablet not included.

Thousands of Kids Have Aced the Test and Gotten Their 1st Choice School Using the IQ Fun Pack System – Yours Can, too!  

Kids Beg to Play (Psssst!  Don’t Let Them Know it’s Good For Them.)

Get $100 off IQ Fun Pack with coupon code:  funpack100  (active yearly Top members only)

 

Made in America!  For Children Ages 3 – 7

* It looks and feels like a game; kids think it’s a game, but it’s really a complete test prep system designed to prepare young learners for testing and school success!

* A complete training system that teaches young learners all the skills needed to ace tests through hands-on play. Makes test prep painless for parents, a joy for kids!

* The Fun Pack includes over 10,000 questions for 15+ different tests + a 25-Game-In-One Test Prep Activity Board + a Knowledge Board to play “Are You Smarter Than a Space Baby,” flashcards, and more!

* Game offers offline, hands-on play for parents who want to limit their child’s online exposure.  Over 1,100 questions on physical cards for offline play!

* Created by experts.  Loved by kids.  Kids’ most common response: “Let’s play again!”

 

GETTING YOUR FIRST CHOICE SCHOOL FEELS LIKE PLAY WITH IQ FUN PACK! 

 

Below: Watch kids play IQ Fun Pack games while learning and having fun!  


Above: 7-year-old Mattia gives his mom a guided tour of IQ Fun Pack! 

 


Above: Karen shares the IQ Fun Pack Quick Start Guide! (Learn how to start playing as soon as you receive your IQ Fun Pack)

 


Above: 5-year-old Alyssa plays the “IQ Fun Park” game in IQ Fun Pack!

 

Above: Alyssa plays Side 2 Activity Board Games from IQ Fun Pack.

 

Above: Alyssa and Harmony the dog play “Are You Smarter Than a Space Baby.”

 

Above: For parents who want to limit their child’s online activities – IQ Fun Pack can also be played using any printed practice questions (all TestingMom’s practice questions are printable), including flash cards, Brain Quest cards, or even your child’s weekly spelling list!  Watch Elizabeth Alexander, founder of www.ReadingInPreschool.com, teach reading, math and Spanish skills using IQ Fun Pack!  Side 2 of the game also overs off-line test prep options.  

 

Above: Elizabeth Alexander, founder of www.ReadingInPreschool.com, teaches classification skills using IQ Fun Pack.  Reading In Preschool is a NYC based early reading program that uses games and fun techniques to teach reading and other skills to kids ages 3-8.

 

The original game (below) Sophie is playing had just 1,500+ questions printed on cards; the new version gives you access to ALL the original question cards (you can print the original cards off your computer by choosing “Flash Cards” during game play) + 8,500 MORE online questions (immediately accessible through your tablet or laptop).

Above: 5-year-old Sophie Chau demonstrates the original IQ Fun Park game!

 

For Children Ages 3 – 7 

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Get $100 off IQ Fun Pack with coupon code:  funpack100  (active yearly Top members only)

Thousands of Kids Have Aced the Test and Gotten Their 1st Choice School Using the IQ Fun Pack System – Yours Can, too!  

 

REAL PARENTS.  REAL KIDS.  AMAZING RESULTS!

“I wrote a while back asking for advice for looming tests (I had read your book and my mom sent us the IQ Fun Pack game), and you responded so quickly with reassurance we were on the right track. So I wanted to let you know our son was offered a spot at Hunter next year and I do believe you should truly share in the congratulations. Without your book, lovely game and accessibility I don’t know that I would have been able to relax into this whole process and let him do his thing. Thank you for letting me breathe and have fun with my child through this crazy New York City process.” SD, NYC Mom

My daughter increased her IQ score by 17 points! My 5-year-old daughter was tested in October 2010 and scored below the 130 requirement for the gifted program in the public school system. My husband and I felt that her true IQ was higher, and that we had not prepared her for the test. It seemed to us that she missed some questions because she did not understand what the questioner meant. We purchased the IQ Fun Pack game and played it with her a few times a week. Playing the game was a special treat for her; she loved the focused attention and the challenge of the game. She was tested again in February 2011 (this time with a different test since she was now 6-years-old). After just 4 months her score had increased by 17 points! Before IQ Fun Pack she was in the 92nd percentile, after using IQ Fun Pack she tested in the 99th percentile! Her tested IQ now surpasses the 130 requirement. We are so pleased that we purchased IQ Fun Pack. I highly recommend it to anyone considering having their child tested for school placement.” Melinda W., Port Orange, Florida

“We have LOVED the IQ Fun Pack! More importantly my 6-year-old son, who is not easily entertained asks to play every day!! We are so in awe over this and so thankful we got the game! I had never done many of these types of questions with him before. At first they took him off guard but now he is answering like a pro!” Melissa, NYC Mom

I’m a huge fan – I tell everyone in ear shot to buy your book, your game and join TestingMom.com. Such a great resource!  My own school uses many of your ideas and they work. They just work! The kids are getting into gifted and talented programs and it is easy – they love to play your IQ Fun Pack game, they love to work on your website, they like to do fun things – they have no clue that they are learning concepts and thinking through problems!! Suzanne, Director of a Preschool

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For Children Ages 3 – 7 
Limited quantity available!

 

Dear Parent,

Do you ever worry that your child won’t get into the school you most want him to attend? Have you wondered how he would do on the tests kids have to take for private school admission or gifted and talented program qualification? Does it bother you that 4-year-olds are tested in the first place? Is doing pre-academic work with your child the last thing you want to do after a long, hard day?

ONE-ON-ONE FOCUSED TIME WITH YOUR CHILD MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE. MY SON’S IQ WENT FROM 37th TO 94th PERCENTILE.

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When my son, Sam (above), was 3, he was given the WPPSI, the same IQ test he would have to take to qualify for private kindergarten at 4. Because of a hearing problem, his scores were abysmal – 37th percentile. “Your child will never be able to function in a regular classroom,” I was told. Luckily, my mother has her PhD in Early Childhood Education. She helped me understand the abilities he needed to develop to do well on an IQ test and, more importantly, in kindergarten. Every night for about a year I worked with him for a half-hour or so. At age 4, he was tested again – this time (tada!) he scored in the 94th percentile!* Sam was accepted into a top private school in NYC.

*I’m sure laws require me to tell you that this was an unusual result and I can’t promise this will happen with your child. What I can promise you is that a spending little bit of time each day + doing the RIGHT KIND OF ACTIVITIES TOGETHER = an enormous difference in a child’s test and school performance.

 

WHAT WAS MY SECRET?

Did I do expensive workbooks with him? No.
Did we work with flashcards? No.
Did I drill him on the basics? No.
Did I hire tutors to work with him? No.
Did I send him to a kindergarten test prep boot camp? No.
Did I play subliminal education tapes while he slept? Kidding!

 

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SHHH! DON’T TELL ANYONE. WE JUST PLAYED!

That’s right. Whether we were “working” on language, memory, math, thinking, visual-spatial, pre-reading or fine-motor skills, I made it super fun for him. We played games, sang songs, read stories, painted pictures, laughed and giggled our way through these very important lessons. This turned out to be a great lesson for me – if you want to help your child to really, truly learn; make it play!  Years later, when I started businesses helping families get their children into the best private schools and gifted and talented programs, I taught thousands of parents how to get their own kids ready for testing. The secret ingredient has always been to make test and school readiness fun and playful for the child.

 

IF YOU’RE LIKE MOST PARENTS, YOU WANT TO GIVE YOUR CHILD THE BEST EDUCATION YOU POSSIBLY CAN. 

Lately, every time you open the paper, you hear about public school budget cuts, teacher layoffs, and larger resulting class sizes. With regular classrooms more crowded than ever, gifted programs and private schools are usually the best option for the highest quality education. The majority of these schools and programs require some kind of intelligence test to qualify.  If you are lucky enough to be able to send your child to a local public kindergarten with no entry requirements, the first thing they will do when your child starts school is to test her so she can be placed in ability groups for reading and math.  You don’t want your child placed in the “slow” group.  That will hurt your child’s self esteem, and her teacher is likely to lower her expectations for her – NOT a good way for your child to begin her education.

 

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 GETTING INTO GIFTED PROGRAMS IS MORE COMPETITIVE THAN EVER!

It’s tough to get application stats on the most in-demand schools across the country, but a New York Times article about Chicago Public Schools just reported 11,184 applicants applied for 1,733 slots in their popular gifted and classical programs. Recently, 1,832 4-year-olds vied for 50 kindergarten seats at the highly acclaimed Hunter College Elementary School in NYC. Last year, over 39,000 NYC children took the G&T tests, hoping for one of the 5,500 seats available in kindergarten – third grade. In-demand private schools often report 8 – 12 children applying for every spot. To get into a gifted and talented or GATE program, high scores are often the single criteria for admission. For entry to private schools, high scores alone won’t get your little one in, but poor scores will most certainly keep him out.

 

WITH PLACEMENT DECISIONS DEPENDING HEAVILY ON TEST SCORES, HOW CAN YOU MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD HAS THE SKILLS SHE NEEDS TO DO WELL?

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If you’ve read Testing For Kindergarten, you know there are 7-abilities every child MUST HAVE to ace an intelligence test – language, knowledge, memory, math, visual-spatial, thinking, and fine-motor skills.  Beyond that, your child needs to build pre-reading, listening and focusing skills between ages 3 – 5.  These are the same abilities she will need to do well in kindergarten and for her entire school career. If your child will be tested within a year or so, “playing” the IQ Fun Pack games and activities will jump start your child’s readiness for testing and school and fast-track her to a place where she instinctively knows what to do and how to answer the types of questions she’ll be asked during a real test. It is important to know that the questions in the IQ Fun Pack system are all original – they are NOT the same questions your child will see on any actual assessment. However, they do cover all of the same kinds of abilities, skills, and information children need for testing and school readiness, so they prepare a child to do well.

 

WHY IS THE IQ FUN PACK™ SYSTEM SO EFFECTIVE?

IQ fun pack gameThough kids think IQ Fun Pack (or “the space baby game” as many little ones call it) is a super fun game, it really is a complete test-readiness system covering a full pre-Kindergarten curriculum that allows your child to answer questions, work with manipulatives, recreate and extend patterns, copy designs with shapes, use their working memory, recognize letters and numbers, work on pre-reading skills (and much more!) – practicing all the same kinds of activities he will be asked to demonstrate during the 22 different early childhood test that the game helps children prepare for.

Even though you and I know you are helping your child build test-readiness skills and school readiness, to children, IQ Fun Pack IS a game. And really, it IS a game. Children love playing IQ Fun Pack and beg to play it over and over again! They have no idea how much they are learning. Not only will this game systematically help your child with the abilities needed for testing, it will help your child acquire all the kindergarten readiness skills he’ll need to succeed in school!  In fact, we often call it “Kindergarten Readiness in a box!”  And now, the game comes with both on-line questions and physical cards for both on and off-line play!

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Above: Bonus questions on cards for off-line play!

Here’s how two parents put it:

“We received the game yesterday.  My almost 4-year-old CRIED when we put it away and begged to play more!  Amazing.  We have done so many workbooks with her (Brain Quest, World Almanac, Kumon, etc.) and she has never reacted to anything like this.  THANK YOU.  It is so much fun to watch her love to learn.  ~ Rupe, Chicago Mom

“Thank you for from the bottom of my heart and soul for this game! Playing this regularly made higher order thinking a part of our lives. Our children now create, evaluate, analyze and apply information without me even asking them to!” ~ Danielle, California Mother

 

For Children Ages 3 – 7 

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HERE IS JUST A SMALL SAMPLING OF ABILITIES YOUR CHILD WILL MASTER WHILE USING THE IQ FUN PACK SYSTEM:

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* Focus and Listening.  How to focus, listen carefully, and remember the question being asked so he can give the correct answer;
* Language. How to respond to questions with varied and rich vocabulary versus single word answers, allowing him to earn more points when tested;
* Computational Math.  How to count (by rolling the dice and moving the space baby);
* Working Memory and Knowledge.  How to listen to a “silly” password statement and repeat it exactly and then how to explain why it the statement is silly (similar to tasks on the Stanford-Binet);
* Knowledge and Information.  Understanding the information that is on standard tests and that children are expected know by the time they start kindergarten – lower and upper case letters, numbers, shapes, colors, fruits, vegetables, shapes, farm animals, zoo animals, and much more;
* Patterning. How to extend patterns and recreate patterns from memory;
* Verbal Math. How to answer simple “word” math problems that require addition and subtraction;
* Fine-Motor and Visual-Spatial Skills.  How to recognize and draw shapes and symbols;
* Classification.  How to put words and visual images into categories;

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* Comparison.  How to recognize and distinguish similarities and differences in language and visual images;
* Relativity.  How to understand relativity in visual images – above, below, next to, more, less, taller, shorter, lighter, heavier, bigger, smaller, inside, outside, higher, lower, and much more;
* Vocabulary.  How to talk about vocabulary words and what they mean;
* Categorizing.  How to articulate why things belong together and why they don’t;
* Matching.  How to recreate designs using pattern tiles and tangram pieces – a task on several IQ tests;
* Spatial Reasoning.  How to work with visual-spatial reasoning problems using figural images;
* Thinking.  Using deductive reasoning skills to answer “word” problems;
* Comprehension.  How to demonstrate through language the basic comprehension of the world that a young child should have;
* Pre-Reading.  How to articulate a story with a beginning, middle and end; letter identification, letter sounds, word parts, rhyming, and more;
* Sequencing.  How to put pictures into sequences and patterns;

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* Analogies.  How to handle “matrix” analogy questions, which are found on most intelligence assessments;
* Part/Whole relationships and Memory.  How to recognize what is missing from and what is wrong with a visual image;
* Test Stamina.  How to sit and focus for a long period of time – something your child will have to do when tested;
* And much, much more (I would go on, but you get the picture – we cover lots of ground, but we do it in fun ways for your child)!

 

DON’T WORRY IF YOUR CHILD CAN’T DO THESE THINGS YET! HE CAN BUILD UP TO IT.

 

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The questions and activities your child will work with using the IQ Fun Pack system come in 3 levels – EASY, MEDIUM and HARD. Easy questions are for kids age 3.  Medium questions are for 4-year-olds.  Hard questions are for children ages 5 – 7. This is just a guideline, however.  Some younger kids are ahead in certain skills, while older kids still need to build up particular abilities.  The first time you play, you might want to start with MEDIUM questions. If these are too easy, try HARD the next time. You will probably find that your child will use a mixture of levels – he may be able to handle HARD vocabulary-type questions, but will need to work with EASY math questions. You’ll get a feel for the ‘right’ level for different skills and activities as you play the game a few times. Playing the game will quickly show you your child’s strengths and weaknesses.  The important point is, your child can (and will) work his way from super easy questions to the very hardest ones. The star puzzle question above is an EASY practice question for NNAT-2.

 

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With three levels of difficulty built into the game, kids between the ages of 3 – 7 can play together (pre-K to 1st grade).  One child can also play the board game alone or do the activities on the back of the board alone as well (with mom or dad’s help, of course!).  If you just want to practice questions and not play the games, you can select FLASH CARDS and just work with questions.

 

BUT WAIT, MY PRESCHOOL DIRECTOR TOLD US NOT TO PREPARE – THAT THE TESTER WOULD KNOW AND OUR CHILD WOULD BE DISQUALIFIED!

 

OLSAT-test-verbalDon’t Worry, with IQ Fun Pack, children are never exposed to actual questions or activities from any test.
IQ Fun Pack is just like any home-based educational activity a parent would normally do with her child. Our learning material is similar to what you might find with BrainQuest™ cards, Mighty Mind games, lessons at Kumon, or educational games and workbooks you’ll find at Barnes and Noble – the difference is that we focus the activities and questions we give you to those that are similar to and support skills needed for a particular test your child might take in the future. The questions used in IQ Fun Pack are different in look, feel, and question-content from materials an actual tester will use. Our goal in designing the game and activities is to give children experience working with similar types of questions they may be asked on a test. With this experience, they won’t be thrown off by when asked to solve a figural matrix or serial reasoning question for the very first time in a testing situation where results really matter. Instead, they will have mastered the underlying skills needed to handle that type of question or task on a real test, and they will be able to show what they know and can do when it really counts.

 

Would you go ever into a critical test completely cold?  Then why would you expect your child to be able to do that?

 

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When you go to a new restaurant for the very first time, it can be hard to find, and you probably make a few wrong turns getting there – in fact, you may even doubt yourself when you first find the address.  The next time you go to that restaurant, it’s easier to find.  The third time, it’s a cinch.  The same is true for with kids who practice for tests.  At first, they aren’t sure of themselves, but with practice, they get better and better at answering questions correctly.  Think about it – young children are new to testing. They lack experience with the question-answer format; they may not ask for clarification when they don’t understand the what is being asked of them, and they won’t always give you the correct answer (even when they know it!) just because you expect them to.  They don’t have the stamina to sit still and focus for 30-60 minutes, which they must do when tested. In fact, our experience is that about 50% of a child’s score depends on them knowing the underlying material or having the skills they are being tested on.  The other 50% depends on them having good test-taking skills.  Young kids with no testing experience have zero test-taking skills.  Playing the games and doing the activities in the IQ Fun Pack system is an easy and fun way to make sure your child can do what is expected of them on a test, without ever exposing them to actual questions or tasks from real tests.

 

Here is what two parents said about this:

Exposure to the types of questions asked is key. If the child does not understand what is being asked, how can they score well? The game gives us something constructive and fun to do to prepare for the test.” ~ Jonathan, Manhattan Dad

My daughter increased her IQ score by 17 points! My 5-year-old daughter was tested in October 2010 and scored below the 130 requirement for the gifted program in the public school system. My husband and I felt that her true IQ was higher, and that we had not prepared her for the test. It seemed to us that she missed some questions because she did not understand what the questioner meant. We purchased the IQ Fun Park game and played it with her a few times a week. Playing the game was a special treat for her; she loved the focused attention and the challenge of the game. She was tested again in February 2011 (this time with a different test since she was now 6-years-old). After just 4 months her score had increased by 17 points! Before IQ Fun Park she was in the 92nd percentile, after using IQ Fun Park she tested in the 99th percentile! Her tested IQ now surpasses the 130 requirement. We are so pleased that we purchased IQ Fun Park. I highly recommend it to anyone considering having their child tested for school placement.” Melinda W., Port Orange, Florida

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By working with your child, you are doing what any good parent would naturally do – you’re being your child’s first and most-important teacher. Would your preschool director tell you not to string beads with your child because that will prepare her for patterning questions on an upcoming test?  Would she tell you not to read to your child because that is building her vocabulary, which will be on covered on her admissions assessment for private school?  Would she tell you not to make tangram designs with your child because those are on IQ tests?  I sure hope not!  When playing IQ Fun Pack with your child, always keep it playful and fun.  Call the work you are doing together something enticing like “Brain Games” or “Space Baby Games,” and mix up IQ Fun Pack materials with all the other educational games and activities you are already doing with your child.  Once you see how to use the materials in the IQ Fun Pack game system, you will find all kinds of opportunities outside of the game to build the abilities your child needs for testing and school success.  This will all make a huge difference to your child’s intellectual growth.  By playing educational games and activities with your child, she will become naturally smarter.  A byproduct of this is that she will be prepared for testing and kindergarten.

 

FOR BUSY PARENTS: SHOW YOUR CAREGIVER HOW TO PLAY THE GAME WITH YOUR CHILD!

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With each question, we either give you the answer, or we give you an idea of the “quality” of answer you want to elicit from your child.  When playing, just aim for a fun, relaxing, learning experience. Other adults, besides a parent, should easily be able to “play” this with your child. Just guide them in the few places where we offer you direction in the instructions. The point of IQ Fun Pack is for your child 1) to build the underlying abilities needed for intelligence testing and kindergarten, and 2) to have practiced the types of questions he’ll get when tested so they don’t come as a surprise to him. You’re looking for a sense of familiarity in underlying concepts that will give him confidence in himself and his ability to think through and answer whatever questions he’s asked when he’s later tested.

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NOW LET’S PLAY IQ FUN PACK!

Let’s Start With the IQ Fun Park Game.  

Begin by telling your child the story behind the game.  Or, when you are on our online interface, touch this button and a space baby will read the story to your child.

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Big news! Space babies have traveled across the galaxies to visit our planet and study life on earth. They are very excited about their trip and have so many questions about earth children – What do they know? What do they do for fun? Will they teach me about life on earth? Guess what? You have been specially selected to go on a play date with a space baby. So pick a space baby to be your new friend and place her on the start of the rainbow path at your favorite Fun Park. Now you can show her all the things you and other earth children love to do like go to the playground, the zoo, the farm, the beach, the circus, the candy castle, the toy and pet stores and more. As you wind your way down the path, your space baby friend will ask you about all kinds of things. Show him just how just how much earth children know by answering all his questions. Have a fun day with your space baby, but be sure to get him back to his rocket ship in time to go back to his planet for dinner.

 

HOW THE GAME IS ORGANIZED

It’s super easy to access the questions.  First, touch the yellow bar that the space baby is pointing to on your iPad/table or laptop to access the practice questions.

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Choose the Type of Questions You Want Your Child to Work With.   Touching the yellow bar will take you to a screen where you can choose between GAME PLAY or FLASH CARDS.  Choose GAME and you will come to a colorful menu (above) where you can choose between PRACTICE QUESTIONS FOR TESTS or PRACTICE QUESTIONS FOR SKILLS.  If you choose PRACTICE QUESTIONS FOR TESTS, you’ll find practice questions to build skills for over 15 common early childhood tests including AABL®, BSRA™, Chicago Gifted Testing, Chicago

Classical Testing, CogAT®, Common Core and State Tests, Houston Gifted Testing, ITBS®, IOWA®, SAT®-10, KBIT™-2, Kindergarten Readiness Test™ (KRT™), NNAT®-2, NYC Gifted Testing, NYC Private School Testing, OLSAT®, RIAS™, SAGES™, Stanford-Binet®-5, WISC®-IV and V, WNV™, Woodcock-Johnson® III and IV, WPPSI™-III and IV.  If you choose PRACTICE QUESTIONS FOR SKILLS, you can select questions to build abilities for Knowledge, Language, Listening, Memory, Following Directions, Math, Reading, Thinking and Visual Spatial Reasoning.

 

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Choose the Type of Questions You Want Your Child to Work With.   Touching the yellow bar will take you to a screen where you can choose between GAME PLAY or FLASH CARDS.  Choose GAME and you will come to a colorful menu (above) where you can choose between PRACTICE QUESTIONS FOR TESTS or PRACTICE QUESTIONS FOR SKILLS.  If you choose PRACTICE QUESTIONS FOR TESTS, you’ll find practice questions to build skills for over 15 common early childhood tests including AABL®, BSRA™, Chicago Gifted Testing, ChicagoClassical Testing, CogAT®, Common Core and State Tests, Houston Gifted Testing, ITBS®, IOWA®, SAT®-10, KBIT™-2, Kindergarten Readiness Test™ (KRT™), NNAT®-2, NYC Gifted Testing, NYC Private School Testing, OLSAT®, RIAS™, SAGES™, Stanford-Binet®-5, WISC®-IV and V, WNV™, Woodcock-Johnson® III and IV, WPPSI™-III and IV.  If you choose PRACTICE QUESTIONS FOR SKILLS, you can select questions to build abilities for Knowledge, Language, Listening, Memory, Following Directions, Math, Reading, Thinking and Visual Spatial Reasoning.

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Spin for an EASY, MEDIUM, or HARD question.  After you’ve selected the type of questions you want your child to practice, a new screen comes up with a space baby who will spin the wheel for a questions when you have select EASY, MEDIUM or HARD, depending on the skill level of the child playing.  Your child will be rolling the dice and moving his space baby down the rainbow path on the IQ Fun Park game board as he answers questions that will prepare him for tests and school!

Sample question.  Below is an example of a patterning question your child will answer while playing the game.  This one is good practice for the NNAT®2, OLSAT® and other early childhood tests.  Being able to extend patterns is also an important skill for school success!  Most of the game is played offline, on the Game or Activity Board.  Your iPad or laptop is only used to access question for the game.

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Physical Questions are also available for Off-line play.  Instead of using questions generated on line, you can also use the bonus questions that come with your game.  There are over 1,100 practice questions on these cards!  Just ask questions from the cards as your child moves along the rainbow path.

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How to play the IQ Fun Park game

Unfold the game board and place it on a flat surface. 1 – 4 players can play the game. 2 players are ideal so children don’t have to wait too long for their turn.  Use 2 dice if all the children playing are able to add or one die if even one player is not yet able to add dice together.  When there is more than one player, the youngest goes first. With one player, the object of the game is to get her space baby to the spaceship at the end of the rainbow path so he can get home in time for dinner.  With multiple players, the object of the game is to be the first to get her space baby to the spaceship so he can get home in time for dinner.

Your child chooses a IQ Fun Pack game boardspace baby to use to play the game. Then, he rolls the dice and moves that number of spaces (building math and fine-motor skills). Choose an EASY, MEDIUM, or HARD question, and watch the space baby spin for a question.

 

If your child answers the question right, a fun “right answer” screen will come up to tell her that she is correct!  If she gets it right, she gets to move her space baby ahead one space on the Game Board.

If your child lands on a yellow square with a space baby’s picture on it, he can move ahead one space. Kids love landing on these squares!

When your child comes to a bridge, he must stop and answer a question before he crosses the bridge.

 

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When you are ready to declare a winner for the entire game (because a player has made it to the star and rocket at the end of the rainbow path), touch the winner button on the bottom of “right answer” screen.  Your child will see a silly animation celebrating her big win.  She can also touch the “Send Space Baby Home” button and watch an animation of her space baby going back to his planet and reuniting with his parents just in time for dinner!

 

Below, watch declare-winnerJosh tackle a silly password question in the original IQ Fun Park game.  This question prepares kids for Memory For Sentences and Verbal Absurdities subtests on Stanford-Binet-5.  It takes solid short-term memory and knowledge skills to answer correctly. This is an example of what we do throughout the game – present test-like questions in fun ways so children feel like they are playing instead of learning.

 

 

 

 

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For Children Ages 3 – 7 

Let’s Talk About the Activity Boards

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There are 2 differences between this new edition of IQ Fun Pack and the original IQ Fun Park game.  1) The new edition comes with original IQ Fun Park game (including all the printable cards from that game), but it now has 10,000+ questions instead of the original 2,000 since we have added an online interface that can generate a limitless number of questions.  2) We have also added an Activity Board on the back of the Game Board (left) that gives you 25+ hands-on test prep and school readiness activities and games with your child.  This Board has 4 quadrants – One for Memory games, one for Thinking activities, one for Visual Spatial Reasoning activities, and one for Math, Language and More games.  Plus, there is a brand new Bonus Board on the back of the box (right) where your child can build Knowledge skills by playing “Are You Smarter Than a Space Baby.”  So now, IQ Fun Pack is a true test prep system you can use to get your child ready for testing through hands-on play.  Your child will never know she’s learning and will beg to play again and again (even after the test is over!).

 

It’s Easy to Access questions for the Activity Boards.  First, touch the yellow bar to access the practice questions.

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Choose the Type of Questions You Want Your Child to Work With.  Touching the yellow bar will take you to a screen where you can choose between GAME PLAY or FLASH CARDS.  Choose GAME and you will come to a colorful menu (above).  This time, choose GAME ACTIVITY.  If you choose the icon of the back of the Game Board (second from right), a menu will come up for 8 games you can play on this side of the Board that use the online interface.  The other 17 activities for this side of the board are hands-on and do not require the online interface.  You can read how to do each activity in our instructions.

 

are-you-smarter-buttonPlay “Are You Smarter Than a Space Baby?” If you touch the icon for the Back of the Box (far right), you will be at the “Are You Smarter Than a Space Baby” game.  Begin by telling your child the story behind the game.  Or, when you are on our online interface, touch this button and a space baby will read the story to your child.

Big news! Guess what? You have been specially selected to go on an adventure with space babies who are having a contest to see who learned the most about life on earth during their visit to our planet. So pick a space baby to be your friend and place him on the start of the intergalactic path. Help him show how much he learned about life on earth by answering the questions that are asked. Have fun with your space baby, but be sure to get him back to Flying Saucer school in time for Show and Tell, where he can tell his space baby friends all about his adventures with you on earth and on the intergalactic path!

This is a super fun game that asks your child to answer questions covering information and comprehension questions in categories that children are expected to master about between the ages of 3 – 7.

 

Instructions

Don’t worry, we give you both printed and video instructions for how to take advantage of every game and activity in IQ Fun Pack!

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We also give you answers to the questions as your child plays the games or does the activities.  Sometimes questions for 4-or 5-year-olds can even challenge the smartest grown-ups!

 

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GETTING THE MOST OUT OF THE IQ FUN PACK SYSTEM

Make it fun for your child

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When your child is answering a particular type of question or doing an activity for the first time, it may be difficult for her. If you want to reword a question or ask a different, easier question, go ahead. Offer clues, help her think – do whatever you feel she needs to correctly respond to the question or accomplish the activity. Praise her for trying and working hard. Tell her you don’t expect her to know the answer to everything right away, that she’s doing great!

 

How to handle mistakes your child makes

Let’s say the question is, “If you had three cookies and ate one, how many would you have left?” If your child says “four,” here’s what not to say:

  • Are you sure?
  • Is that really what you think?
  • No, that’s wrong. Try again.

A child usually give his best answer the first time out. If he misses, you should offer a bit of help. Say something like…

  • No, that’s not it. Why don’t you show me 3 fingers and we’ll count it out…
  • That’s close, but let’s make it better. I’m going to run to the kitchen and get 3 cookies. You can eat one and we’ll figure out how many are left.
  • (Assuming you’re playing with another child) “Brooke seems to know the answer. Brooke why don’t you give Michael a hint?” When little children are playing, they love to give each other hints when one has the answer and the other doesn’t. In the video above, another child called out the right answer. If that happens, that’s fine, too, since the point here is to have fun and learn.

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You can also use the “fill in the blank technique.” Let’s say the question is, “What does a cow say.” If your child answers “quack,” you might say, “That’s close, but we can do better. A duck says ‘quack quack’ but a cow says ‘moo.’ Let’s try again. A cow says what?”

Or, just offer a hint. “No, that’s not it. What a cow says rhymes with ‘Boo.’ What do you think a cow says that rhymes with ‘Boo?’”

Or, start the answer and let your child finish it. “No, that’s not it. A cow says, ‘Mmm.’ What does a cow say?” If you watch the video with Sophie (top of page), that’s how her mother helps her remember the word “astronaut.”

Note from Karen Quinn, the Testing Mom: “When I play this with kids, I always help them until they come up with the right answer. The goal of playing this is for your child to learn and have fun and feel like a winner. As long as he has practiced and learned to how to think through and respond to the types of questions he’ll get when tested, he will do his very best when it matters.”

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TOP 1% YEARLY MEMBERS GET $100 OFF! Use coupon code:  funpack100

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We have sold thousands of our original IQ Fun Park games for $297 + shipping.  Although we have added so many more questions and features to this new edition, we are maintaining our original price during our introductory launch.   If you have a yearly membership in www.TestingMom.com, you qualify for a code for $100 off the game – this is a benefit for our yearly members – you get to buy the game for $197+ shipping.  Just use the code FUNPACK100 for $100 off the game when you purchase.

If you don’t have a yearly membership, you can join today and immediately get $100 off of IQ Fun Pack.  For best results, I always recommend that parents use both our website and the game.  You want to switch up your preparation so your child doesn’t get bored.  The website and game are each so much fun that having access to both allows you to double the preparation you do with your child without them ever knowing they are doing something that is good for them!  They’ll just think they are playing games with you or getting away with extra computer time.  We have many additional test prep and skill building games and activities on the website that aren’t in IQ Fun Pack, and most questions and activities on IQ Fun Pack aren’t on the site, so the two go hand-in-hand really beautifully.  The $100 off will practically cover the entire cost of your yearly membership, so it’s a great deal.  You should do it.

As a parent, I know the $297 price is high. The reason for that is simple. This is a limited edition, premium product made in the U.S., hand assembled and backed by experts who will answer your questions as you use the game to work with your child. Even at $297, I am absolutely positive you’ll find it is an investment worth making for your child. Parents who have used the game with their kids give it rave reviews. Though it looks and feels like a game to children, it is in fact a complete kindergarten- and test-readiness program that gives children experience answering questions modeled after those on commonly given intelligence tests. By covering such a wide cross-section of tests, you can feel secure that your child will be prepared no matter what instrument is used to evaluate him. The questions in the IQ Fun Pack system get to all the underlying abilities needed for any intelligence and achievement test for young children.

 

REVIEWS

A review of the original IQ Fun Park game from Executivemoms.com (Now called “IQ Fun Pack”)
FROM ABC’S TO SAT’S

We thought it had to be an “only in New York” kind of thing: this absurd pressure to get your child into the right nursery school and kindergarten (including public kindergarten), and then bolster their success from there on, to ensure future schooling. While it is indeed particularly intense in the Big Apple, this phenomenon is becoming increasingly commonplace across the country – concentrated in metropolitan areas, where demand simply exceeds the good supply. Savvy parents have learned to work the system, which in turn has spawned burgeoning cottage industries around test-prep, testing, and tutoring – starting at an age when diapers may not be that distant of a memory.

For those wishing to do the right thing – without going off the deep end – here is a brand new resource that might help:

For Parents Prepping For Elementary School Admittance:

We love this new board game that is actually a comprehensive test prep kit in disguise. Created by Karen Quinn, author of “Testing for Kindergarten,” The IQ Fun Park was cleverly conceived to incorporate the kinds of questions found on the most common tests used to assess children for early elementary school, including the Stanford-Binet, the OLSAT test and The Bracken Basic Concept Scale. However, it is to a child’s eye a board game, in which little space babies in the form of finger puppet game pieces need to work their way up the rainbow path across the Fun Park, learning about earth things along the way. In the process, players get to answer questions from the game cards, as well as use colored blocks, pattern tiles and secret password cards – and earn reward stickers at the end.

We’ve been “playing” this with our four-year-old over the past two weeks, and to our delight, there is not a whiff of this being anything other than a fun game (one that she is interested in continuing to play – a feat for ANY game), thereby taking away all of the stress and pressure that can accompany more obvious preparation routes like workbooks or tutoring. Be forewarned, however, that you will know this is more than just a board game from the price; IQ Fun Park (in its first limited production run) sells for just under $300. Not a bargain compared to Candyland – but a great value relative to almost all other forms of formal test prep or supplementary learning in the marketplace. We will raise our hand to say we are impressed. (Now all we need is the answer key for why an understanding of nuanced analogies might be expected of anyone who can still count their age on one hand)…

A Review of IQ Fun Park from NYC Gifted and Talented Program and Testing Site (Now called “IQ Fun Pack”)

OLSAT, ERB, WPSII – IQ FUN PARK GAME BY KAREN QUINN – OLSAT TEST, ERB, WPPSI, BRACKEN AND MORE
August 15, 2010, 9:22 am

Testing Mom, Karen Quinn, recently sent me a preview of her new game called IQ Fun Park! All I can say is that it is simply amazing and our daughter absolutely loved playing the game. It really beats the OLSAT test prep workbooks that are on the market for hundreds of dollars and are a chore to complete for both child and parent!

This test-readiness game allowed us to interact with our daughter and ask the questions as they related to the game. This is BY FAR the best product I’ve seen on the market today that covers ALL the major tests – ERB, WPPSI, OLSAT, Bracken, Stanford-Binet 5. You can choose Easy, Medium or Hard level questions and you get indications of which test the questions are geared toward.

Buying workbooks and manuals for the ERB test, WPPSI test, OLSAT test , Bracken test and Stanford-Binet 5 test would cost you well over $1,000! All I can say is that it will be worth every penny. Your child will be BEGGING to play to practice for a test! No more arm twisting and bribing to get your child ready for testing!

 

Please note:  iPad or tablet not included with IQ Fun Pack.

For Children Ages 3 – 7

Testimonials

Above: Watch Alyssa’s mom, Sharra Dade, talk about IQ Fun Pack!

Here’s what other parents have said about the value of the original IQ Fun Park game:

The game actually saved us money! We’d been taking our son to an expensive tutor, which we now don’t need because of your website and game. We’ve had great success playing IQ Fun Pack with him — his improvement after playing the game for just 2 weeks is incredible! Thank you!” ~ Tina, NYC Mom

“My children enjoy the concept of helping their alien babies reach home before dinner. My 4- and 5-year-old analyze and discuss their problem solving strategies in sentences now! The game is worth the investment for your children’s language development alone. The questions will engage your child with various topics, develop critical thinking skills, and scaffold oral language skills.” ~ Brenda, L.A. Mom

Here are some of the many comments we have received from parents who purchased the original IQ Fun Park and used it with their kids.

  • “I highly recommend IQ Fun Pack to any parent considering having their child tested for kindergarten placement. Our 4-year-old loved playing IQ Fun Pack! By playing IQ Fun Pack she got to practice the types of questions that were asked on her placement test. She got practice using her words to give descriptive answers. She loved using the pattern tiles and the blocks to build designs. During the test she was able to focus on the content of the questions rather than struggling to understand what the questioner meant. For instance, prior to using IQ Fun Pack she had never worked her way through an analogy; her test result showed that this is now one of her strongest skills! Based on her test result she is eligible for gifted classes. We are confident that she would not have been able to demonstrate her true IQ in the testing environment without the practice in IQ Fun Pack. Thank you Karen Quinn and thank you IQ Fun Pack!” ~ Gong, Los Angeles Mom
  • “I have to say, we LOVE playing “space babies.” As someone with no early childhood education background, it is very useful to me because it helps bring to life some of the great aspects of your book (which I really think is wonderful and which a number of NYC moms and teachers have mentioned to me they are reading and love) and teaches me a bit about how to ask my child questions in a way to help them learn well and draw important connections between things.” ~ Janet, Atlanta, Georgia
  • “I have found the game to be really great and my child loves it. Thank you for making it, and thank you for the book, which is really a very accessible and useful read for any parent.” ~ Kit W., NYC Mom
  • “‘A’ loved playing it – asked to play it just about every day, and I do think it helped him, particularly in verbal areas. Our favorite part was the questions involving the blocks (tapping in the order I tap) and the pattern squares (replicating patterns on the cards). ‘A’ became very good at this, which is probably solely attributable to the game. It’s nice that it’s colorful – attractive to young children. The space babies theme was much loved by my little guy.” Yael, Mom from Toronto
  • “The game was fun for my child and that it gave me an idea what kinds of questions to expect on the various testing instruments – prior to that, I was entirely clueless.” ~ Bekah, New Jersey
  • “‘J’ really enjoyed the game and did not see it as prep. Most times, she asked to play the game and it wasn’t me pushing it on her. I liked that the game covered all four tests and the cards were clearly labeled by test and skill. ‘J’ loved earning the stickers and we even reordered stickers from Oriental Trading because we ran out. I liked the two different types of dice included and definitely liked the space babies. We played so often that I supplemented some of your harder email questions for the cards. Not that we even approached going through all the greens and reds you included. Because I had limited time on the weekends, I also did the home assessment questions from TestingMom.com in the context of the game. Those questions might already be in the cards but I thought the assessments were very helpful.” ~ Radu, Houston Dad
  • “My daughter likes to start her day with IQ Fun Pack and then comes to it many times a day. We are also done with half of the green cards. I felt the pattern tiles and the block patterns were particularly good. The sequencing cards are fun to do as well. With the pictorial board, you have conveyed a lot of information to the child and this is also a learning place because she gets to practice what animals or things she can find at the farm, zoo, beach, circus, etc. The cards which ask for a story from the child are exciting. My daughter likes to take those aside, draws a story herself and then she talks about it then. I think you have done a great job of making this a delightful adventure!” ~ Martyna, San Antonio Mother
  • “The game got me engaging in more enlightening conversations with my kids. I noticed their strengths and weaknesses with comfort level with certain questions.” ~ Zhang, San Francisco, CA
  • “I had bought the IQ Fun Pack with my son (3yr old) in mind and wanted to use it to prepare him for testing. When we started playing the game my daughter (5yrs old) did extremly well with all levels, to my surprise even the RED level questions. My kids wanted to play the game every day. Seeing her do so well at the game, prompted us to get her tested and apply for a Charter school for highly gifted kids (Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy, Charlotte, NC) at the very last minute. We all played for may be 3-4 weeks and she took the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale for Intelligence (WPPSI). She got a composite score of 135 which qualifies her for admissions to the school. Can’t thank you enough for helping me identify me daughters talent.” ~ Grace, Charlotte, NC
  • “We almost did not purchase IQ Fun Pack due to the price. We were shopping for IQ games at Barnes & Noble (around $30 for a 3-D building game and for logic games) and then started to look online and found your site. I was quite taken aback by the price. My husband convinced me to buy it. He said, ‘Just think of what we pay a month for preschool.’ Based on Tati’s results, and the things I overheard at the test site, we knew that she had not been exposed to all the things she needed to know for the test. My husband said that the game paid for itself when our younger daughter, Sasha, took the test and passed well above the gifted threshold. I was embarrassed to admit the amount of money we spent on the game until one friend pointed out that they were in the process of moving to a new house in a better school district to enable their daughter to attend the gifted program which they think is the best in the area. He said, “We are spending $300,000 to make sure our daughter gets a better education! Why would we think poorly of you for spending $297 for the same reason?” ~ Kristen, Florida Mom
  • “We loved that this game has all the pieces you need in one place presented in a way that is fun for the child and for the adult.” ~ Elia, New York City Mom
  • “The game is fun! I include game play as part of homework time, my daughters look forward to the one-on-one attention and the game itself. The game has helped my daughters practice using their words and vocabulary. They are much better story tellers now! They tell me several sentences to describe the answer instead of the one word answers I would get prior to playing the game.” ~ Daniella, Miami Mother
  • “The game is very versatile. I sometimes pick a couple of questions to discuss during breakfast or dinner. The conversation that it sparks is always good. We love the space baby figurines (although I know my girls would love a pink or purple one!), they are very cute. The pattern tiles are excellent (a few more questions that include them would be great; my girls love the pattern tiles!). The game board itself is beautiful and very well made. My girls love the motivational stickers; they keep them in a special place. No other stickers have this honor.” ~ Nancy, Mom in Boston
  • “Exposure to the types of questions asked is key. If the child does not understand what is being asked, how can they score well? The game gives us something constructive and fun to do to prepare for the test.” ~ Jonathan, Manhattan Dad
  • “This product was much more useful to us than any other books or “manuals” that we had access to. Our child actually wanted to play and use it.” ~ Raphy, NYC Mom
  • “The questions are well designed. The fact it was a game worked really well. The alternative is workbooks and who wants to put a child through pages and pages of workbooks on their holiday. The game board is very creative and of good design. I liked the “quality” of all the components. Well done!” ~ Sheila, Philadelphia Mother
  • “Our son giggled and had fun with secret passwords. It was a great experience to watch him process those comments. The experience with the questions resulted in reaching for other resources. E.g., we got out the Mother Goose rhymes and the Dr. Seuss at night.” ~ Mark, L.A. Dad
  • “This was a fun tool that we could work on education together. The game was one among a few things attempted based on your emails and recommendations. I know this game, book, emails (whole process) was all a part of that and father and son are closer now because of the preparation time and effort.” ~ Jeremy, NYC Dad
  • “As a result of the playing the game, I feel that my child has started to think analytically. It is making her brain think critically. I like the concept of space babies and the board itself gives a lot of helpful info. The tiles are well made and very good. The questions are easy to read, colorful and engrossing. The game helps parents and children to THINK, gives us an idea on what the exam will be like, all in play. I have already recommended the game to my relatives in India, who do not have the exam in India at all, who will be buying this to sharpen their child’s mind. I love the fact that Karen is so approachable, she is friendly and helpful. I am impressed that she is firmly standing behind her product and this gives me lot of confidence. She has been curious to know how it worked out for my child, giving me suggestions unique for my child and this is very comforting.” ~ Charul, Chicago Mom
  • “We got the game on Friday and my kids loved it. We spent the good part of Saturday and Sunday morning enjoying the game. I have a 1st grader and a 4 year old that will miss the cut off by 3 weeks. Both of them playing has worked really well. My oldest does a really good job of elaborating with her answers and setting a good example for my youngest. They love the space babies. Thanks for putting together such a great learning tool.” ~ Maria, Atlanta, GA
  • “I found the game to be a great asset to my tutoring practice. It has giving my practice more growth and flexibility. I can now take on more clients. Instead of one-on-one or two-on-one, I can tutor up to four children at a time. It’s wonderful because we are having fun while learning. I have found that children get bored with workbooks and from experience I have found that workbooks are not always the most effective method for every child. You have to switch it up and find the tools that spark the young brain cells. The IQ Fun Pack is a game that does this. The children get so excited just looking at the box and many proactively ask to play during a tutoring session. Now if I want to use a workbook or another tool, I use the game as an incentive. It was worth the investment and it was great to have a special tool that most tutors didn’t have. The parents are amazed.” ~ Jeri, L.A. Mother and Teacher
  • “The game helped me to identify strengths and weaknesses of the child’s mind and build those skills quickly by pulling the appropriate level questions in the game. I love that it came with manipulatives like pattern cards and picture cards.” ~ Chaita, Cleveland Mom
  • “I loved that this was a game. I was able to get through way more questions as a game than as a test or workbook. It was painless!” ~ Anne, Manhattan Mom
  • “Loved being able to sort out the Olsat and Bracken questions for our testing purposes (though my son loves doing the puzzle pictures). The best part is that it is a game and that it is not so dreary to get through questions with him playing (rather than doing questions from a book). My son loved the stickers at the end and blasting off and the silly passwords for the bridge. I really liked that there were different levels of questions so that you could work up to the harder ones.” ~ April, Mom from NYC
  • “We purchased IQ Fun Pack in September. I received my daughter’s results from her test. She scored over 99% on the Classical Testing. Also she was only a couple of points away from being placed under the Gifted listing. She is admitted to a school ranked in the top 10 in Chicago. Thanks for sharing your knowledge in your book and Fun Kit. ~ Victoria, Chicago Mom
  • “I just want to say thanks for everything. My son did GREAT! His Full Scale score was 99.7! He got in to St. John’s School, one of only two nationally ranked schools in Texas and the only one in Houston! They had over 900 applicants, for 42 spots, and we are not legacy or alumni so this was pretty incredible! I am so proud of him.”~ Larry, Texas Dad
  • “Thanks for your game – it was really helpful for our family.” ~ Taylor, Connecticut Mom
  • Karen, we just got done meeting with the comprehensive evaluation team at our son’s school which consisted of his teachers, principal, school psychologist, social worker, nurse and gifted teacher. They went over our son’s scores on the IQ test. They used the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fourth Edition. I am so excited to report that he scored a 143 which they stated placed him in the 99.8 percentile! Needless to say…he qualified for gifted! He is now elligible to transfer to a special gifted city wide school. Now that he has been placed into the gifted program…they stated he will never again be re-tested and he will receive theses services until 12th grade! The possibilities for him are endless! Thank you for for your game. It helped to prepare our son for one of the most important tests of his life! ~ Florintina, Manhattan Mom
  • “Karen, There’s no doubt your game helped my daughters score well. They both scored in the 99th percentile. Thank you!” ~ Jane, LA Mom
  • “Thank you for the amazing game and daily test prep questions. Each of my twins scored over 99%. I am spreading the word about IQ Fun Pack and TestingMom.com.”~ Yvonne, San Francisco
  • “I am a nanny, and I have been playing with my employer’s children this IQ for fun game. As the kids and I play this everyday for at least half an hour, there’s no doubt that they are ahead intellectually for their age (the kids are 35 months old and 20 months old). They love it without knowing that it is preparing them to become smart kids!” ~ Ruby, Manhattan Nanny
  • “We spoke last year when I was so stressed and worried about my daughter, M’s, kindergarten. I wanted to tell you that she was in the 99th percentile in both G&T testing and the ERB. You should know that we relied almost exclusively on IQ Fun Pack to prepare. The only other thing we did aside from using your game was to work with a 12 page workbook with sequential questions. That’s it. Nice game you invented!” ~ Haley, NYC Mom
  • “My friend, E, ADORES YOU! Her son scored in the 99%!”~ Smita, New Jersey Mom
  • “I wanted to thank you very much for creating this game. I played it with my daughter over the past 12 months (and she loves it) and we managed to get her test scores increased by 9 points — which qualified her for our first choice school! Thank you, thank you, thank you!” ~ Ramji, Florida Mom
  • “I love your book, site and game. It is excellent and has changed my life or really, my daughter’s life, in terms of how I’ll be educating her going forward.”~ Consuelo, Australia Mom
  • “I just wanted to tell you that both my 5 year old and my 3 year old beg to play the IQ Fun Pack game. I’m so happy we went ahead and got it. What a fun way for them to prepare without really feeling pressured. Now that I know so much more about the testing process, I feel much more comfortable gearing up for the next kids.”~ Jin, Manhattan Mom
  • “I am so impressed with my children’s stamina in playing the game. I think it’s great. They sat for an hour today with it. I don’t ask them to play. They ask me. The box is actually torn from how many times it has been opened and closed.” ~ Amy, Florida Mom
  • “My son loves playing IQ Fun Pack. He especially loves the Space Babies and he likes it when I ask the questions in correct Space Baby voices! By playing the game with him, we realized actually he knows more than we thought when we ask him to explain concepts (i.e. why do we wear hats?). We take the principles of the game and play them in the car. We name a bunch of related items and ask him, how are all these similar? The game really makes learning fun. It’s a great way to spend time with your child.”~ Frank, Manhattan Dad
  • “We love the flexibility of the game to adapt to each child’s abilities and interested. This includes having your encouragement in the game’s directions to keep it fun and make whatever changes seem right in the moment. Though my kids actually enjoy doing workbooks, this game offers the same type of learning with the option to get really creative. My kids make up their own rules, which makes them love the game even more. (Ex: after each roll, the player must imitate the sound of whichever animal (pictured on the board) is closest to their Space Baby.” ~ Brenda, Seattle Mom
  • “We absolutely LOVE your game (and I’ll explain why below) but I first want to say that your book has been transformative for my entire family. It has permanently changed the way I interact with both of my children (not just the “test prep” kid), in such a positive way. While it’s true that, prior to reading your book, I was already the type of mom who communicated frequently with her kids, looked for a variety of educational opportunities in day-to-day life, etc. I now feel like I have a new tool set to draw on to keep the conversation interesting. And by that I mean interesting for me, because there are only so many ways you can quiz a four-year-old about his environment. Your games and activities are awesome and some of your specific suggestions (like the dialogic reading concept) are fantastic. My husband and I felt strongly that – even though our son *is* taking the private school admissions test – we didn’t want to obsessively prep him for the test, which is such a short term goal. We wanted a way to engage him (and his younger brother) in deeper, more meaningful ways – to truly prepare him for school and life, not just for one test. ~ Robin, Manhattan Mom
  • “My son had turned 3 in May and I bought the IQ FUN PACK for him as a special present. He immediately wanted to play with it and was very curious. I do not think he is ready for the questions but we still look at them. We place the space babies on our fingers and we roll the dice and I ask him questions. When I read the questions I have the babies do the talking. He really is not ready, but I want him to get familiar with everything. We count the dice and move the number of spaces and he is able to recognize the shapes and colors. I like that there are so many colors and things for him to touch and understand…it really holds his attention. This game has helped my son focus and to sit still for a longer period of time then I thought he would. This game has brought father and son closer because he will only play with me, at least for now. When I come home from work he wants me to play the game as he says, “Come on Daddy, let’s go play at the park.” Parents should get the game because it is secret learning in a fun way.” ~ Michael, NYC Dad
  • “We loved that this game has all the pieces you need in one place presented in a way that is fun for the child and for the adult.” ~ Kelly, Phoenix Mom
  • “We received the IQ Fun Pack Game very quickly. When we played it for the first time on Saturday, my 7 year old son loved it and was very into it. Usually we are doing homework and last week we were going over the KBIT2 test questions, and so his comment at the end of the game was… ‘That was fun, we just played games today’ – With a big smile on his face. Thank you!” ~ Deb, Georgia Mom
  • “You run a very good business. I attended your workshops in NYC. Your information is extremely helpful and your methods just make sense to me. I’ve read your book – I’ve owned it for a year and re-read it this week. It’s really good and answers all the questions that need to be answered. We’ve had Space Babies for a year and have loved it and used it as a board game in regular rotation. Kudos to you for creating such a fun game.” ~ Jen, Manhattan Mom

BELOW: Grandmother, Kathleen Smith, talks about her granddaughter Carly’s reaction to IQ Fun Park:

  • “The game made my child much better at logical thinking. He is now able to concentrate better on tasks. It was totally worth the money.” ~ Sam, San Francisco Father
  • “To other parents, I’d say buy the game. I have a teaching degree and I’m a child development specialist. I could have made a similar game but I purchased this one instead. By the time I bought the materials and put energy into putting together something as comprehensive, I’d have spend more money to have gotten a similar product. Having the game already made allowed me to start playing with my child immediately. That’s why it’s worth it for our family.” ~ Regina, New Jersey Mom
  • “IQ Fun Pack has helped my 3-yr-old listen more closely. She really listens to what’s being asked. Her ability to focus has really improved.” ~ Judy, New York City Mom
  • “Your IQ fun Pack has been part of my child’s daily activities since we purchased it. It has helped him build his confidence in dealing with everyday things and knowledge. After playing with his “space babies game”, he has been able to answer all the IQ books and games (Brain quest, etc.) with no problems. We have been telling our co-parents about the game and after trying it out with their kids, they are committed to buy their own game. My son, at 4 years old, can now answer the questions better than his 1st grade friend.” ~ Susan, Texas Mom
  • “My 4-yr-old absolutely loves the game. He was hooked right away by the idea of having to explain things to Space Babies. The “silly sentences” (or whatever they are called) are his favorite. Every time we do them, it results in a 5-minute giggle break. What I love about the game is the variety of questions, and the sheer number of questions. We have other educational games or books (like BrainQuest, which I believe you recommend), but there are so few questions we get through them really quickly. I love the different skills levels for questions (and in our version of the game we do both the Easy, Medium and Hard Medium side – Easy first to test a skill and then Medium and Hard to reinforce). My son loves that every question isn’t “just” a question- sometimes there is drawing involved, or sorting, or puzzles. Very creative, and interesting/ fun for both parents and kids.” ~ Desmond, San Diego
  • “My son likes the space babies characters, and this got his attention initially as associating the questions with something fun. The variety of questions was good so that I could select the ones that are harder for him in order to concentrate on those areas. What would you say to other parents who are considering purchasing IQ Fun Pack? A fun way to get kids interested in activities that foster test related skills in a light hearted way. Nice variety of questions and a lot of them!” ~ Taryn, Virginia Mom
  • “My daughter is 2 years and 9 months old and loves the game. She has modified the game and now asks me questions as well. It is a great opportunity to add learning into our daily routine. Now when she asks me what something is and I tell her she will ask, “Is there anything else you want to share.” I would tell other parents that the information that is typically presented in workbook form is included in the game. Workbooks can become tedious to the parent and the child, but the game is constantly evolving. If you buy the game while the child is young, you can continue to use it after admission to the school of your choice is gained for educational purposes. The three levels of questions let the game grow with your child.” ~ Max, Connecticut
  • “IQ Fun Pack is a GREAT fun way to learn these tests formats! My children didn’t like to sit down with a book in front of them to answer questions BUT with the game they can do it for a long time! It has the same content in a very fun format.” ~ Vicki, Las Vegas Mom
  • “I wanted to mention… my grandmother really enjoys playing this game and stretching her mental capabilities, thinking outside the box. A great chance for great grandmother to interact with her great grandchildren.” ~ Rachel, Washington, D.C. mother
  • “My children enjoy the concept of helping their alien babies reach home before dinner. My 4- and 5-year-old analyze and discuss their problem solving strategies in sentences now! The game is definitely worth the investment alone just for your child or children’s language development. The game cards will engage your child with various topics, develop critical thinking skills, and scaffold oral language skills.” ~ Sara, Texas Mom
  • “I actually wanted to write you this morning, because I finished the Testing For Kindergarten book last night and I was in tears reading your Acknowledgements. My husband looks over at me and grumbled, “oh no, are you reading some sad Oprah book again??!” lol. Thank you for all this great information. I wish I had fallen across this info a year ago, but it’s never too late. I always believed that I wanted the best for my children, and now I realize I was hardly doing much to achieve that for them. I am completely inspired and motivated to give them the edge they need. Who knew it could be so simple?!! Like you said in the book, it almost doesn’t matter as long as I’m touching on a little bit of all the 7 abilities in a fun way. This morning, we sorted their fruit loops before breakfast…and then we tried to figure out what rhymed with “loops”…of course, my son yells, “poops!” 🙂 giggles and laughs followed!” ~ Maggie, LA Mom
  • “My son has integrated the board game into his life! He started asking his Bert & Ernie dolls to say “silly sentences” like “MUD IS HARD! THAT IS SILLY BECAUSE MUD IS SOFT & SQUISHY” ! That is awesome!” ~ Namsoo, San Antonio
  • When my son turned 4, I started thinking about where to send my son to school. My neighborhood school is decent, but I really wanted the very best public school for my son (and of course it always helps to have options!). I started researching the schools and settled my sights on a Classical school, but in Chicago, all of the children in the Classical programs have to test in. I knew my child was a proficient reader and good at math, but I really wanted some help figuring out how to get him comfortable with the subjects that were on the test without having me or him go crazy. I looked on Amazon, and that’s when I happened to run across Karen’s book, ‘Testing for Kindergarten’. A book on testing? I thought it was going to be a chore to read it, but to my delight, it was an easy read (interesting and fun, even) and really helped me prepare my son for the test (I love the suggestion on what to tell your children so that you don’t have to refer to it a “test”). The strategies are easy to employ and are definitely a great way to help you child without memorization or “drilling” him or her on facts. The other really really helpful aspect of the book and game is that they stress habits and games that you should be practicing with your child anyway – whether or not you want to test your child into school. The happy ending to my story is that my child got >99.9% on both the math and reading sections of the Chicago Public Schools test and got into my first choice school. I really believe that Karen’s book (and later the game) played an instrumental part in helping him prepare for the test.  Thank you, Karen! Now on to my second child… 🙂 ~ Polina, Chicago Mom
  • “Karen, I exchanged emails with you and purchased IQ Fun Pack in 2010 for my two older daughters. If you remember, my oldest brought her score from 121 to 138, and my middle daughter scored a 135 with only a few weeks of playing the game. My youngest is now almost 4 and a half, and we have been playing Space Babies for a few months together. She scored a 140 today on her IQ test for Kindergarten placement in our school’s gifted program! She maxed-out two of the sub-test categories. The psychologist was excited to give us the great news. I am sure she maximized her potential thanks to IQ Fun Pack!” ~ Ashley, Miami Mom
  • “IQ Fun Pack is my daughter’s favorite game ever. Even after her test has passed, she still wants to play it with me. ~ Ida, Georgia Mom
  • “The game is so innovative that we all enjoy it together. My son has no clue that he is doing test prep. Honestly, test prep is one thing, but beyond that there is so much value in just playing the game and answering the questions. Many times we think that the children of his age would really know some xyz thing it turns out they know a lot more than that. It makes us feel happy to see him grow cognitively by playing the game :)” ~ Prachi, Seattle Mom
  • “Hi Karen, it’s Pat Jones from Far Rockaway in NY. We were introduced about a year or 2 ago. I hope you remember me. Well, just a note to let you know that your book and the game you shared with my daycare back then is has been the best thing ever happen for my group. I have implemented lots of techniques from the book and have seen the development and progress in my students. As a matter of fact on Friday November 8, I am hosting a PTA for parents of students scheduled to be tested for G&T in 2014 and I will be introducing my parents to your book and game. Thanks you for being an inspiration and an advocate for children. I look forward to continuing this progressive journey.”
    – Pat Jones, Head of a Nursery School in Far Rockaway, NY
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