July 27, 2010
Can I ask you to do me a favor? My new book, Testing For Kindergarten, has just come out. I could really use your help spreading the word about it. Please pass this on to any of your friends who have young children. If YOU have a child yourself, I hope you’ll pick up a copy (click here to order one at Amazon) and sign up at my other website for FREE daily test prep practice questions (click here to sign up at the website). I also blog much more regularly over there on topics of family, raising children, and intelligence (in fun ways, I promise). If there’s a young child in your life, I know you’ll enjoy being a member of the site.
Even if you don’t have young children yourself, I would be grateful if you would pass on info about the book and website to your friends who do. The book is for any parent of a child age 6 or younger. It is relevant whether you are sending your child to public school, a gifted program or private school. Here is what BookPage said about Testing For Kindergarten. You can share this information with your friends who have kids:
“Regardless of whether they attend public or private school, most children will be given some sort of IQ test by the age of five. Author Karen Quinn has written a comprehensive guide to this secret world in Testing for Kindergarten. It’s a process foreign to most parents, and these early test scores don’t even correlate well to later success. However, the tests have enormous impact on whether a child will get into a competitive private kindergarten or a free public gifted program.
Quinn turned herself into an expert on the topic after her son Sam was faced with developmental delays caused by hearing problems. At age 3, he scored in the 37th percentile. After Quinn’s intervention, he scored in the 94th.
Testing for Kindergarten shows how every parent can improve their child’s abilities and scores. First, Quinn explains the most common IQ tests and the seven abilities they measure. Then she helps parents refocus the way they interact with their child to start sneaking learning into everyday life. Daily Life Lessons are easy ideas, like what to do while setting the table, and there are loads of games and activities.
Quinn keeps the overload factor down by focusing on the most important things you can start on day one (dialogic reading, talking to your child constantly). Don’t miss this empowering guide.”
I’ve gotten many wonderful quotes from some top experts in education on the book (click here to see them on my website). But my favorites come from regular mothers who read the book and used the information with their own kids. Take a look:
“I used your book as a guide before my child took the ERB this spring. I would casually ask some of the questions as we walked down the street or sat eating ice cream and she seemed to think our “games” were really fun. Bottom line: … drum roll, please… she scored a 99. Please please please never repeat that to anyone — my husband and I certainly have not told anyone our kids’ scores on anything — but I wanted you to know. Thank you!”
-NYC Mom (who asked to remain anonymous)
Here are some of my early reader moms who used what they learned to work with their own children:
And thank you, thank you, thank you (!!!) to my friends for passing this information along to the parents-of-young-kids in their lives.
P.S. If you’re going to be in Denver on August 18, please email me so I can invite you. We’re having a book party and I’d love for you to come.
P.P.S. I’ve also developed a test-prep game to go along with the book. It’ll be available for sale soon, but you can learn about it by clicking here. Did you take a look at it? Isn’t the game board beautiful? It was created by Adriana Sandoval, a wonderful local artist here in Miami.