NYC Gifted and Talented Program and Testing


Gifted and Talented NYC Prep Books by Kumon

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Although the following books aren’t specifically designed for the OLSAT tests given for the gifted and talented program in New York City we’ve found them very valuable in preparing our child for repetitive tasks for math, vocabulary and arts and craft projects. These Kumon books are very well structured and you’ll be sure your child knows the content inside and out by the time you’re through. The books helped provide a baseline of tasks for a child to get in OLSAT test prep mode for the gifted and talented placement exams for the New York City public school system. The books below are for mostly for ages 4-5-6 and these are very reasonably priced so you get a lot of bang for your buck by purchasing several of these workbooks to help prep your child for the OLSAT.

My First Book Of Uppercase Letters (Kumon Workbooks)

My Book Of Numbers 1-30 (Kumon Workbooks)

My First Book Of Tracing (Kumon Workbooks)

My First Book Of Cutting (Kumon Workbooks)

Kumon: My First Book of Lowercase Letters

My Book of Easy Mazes (Kumon Workbooks)

My First Book Of Mazes

My Book of Telling Time: Learning About Minutes (Kumon Workbooks)

Let’s Fold! (Kumon First Steps Workbooks)

My Book of Alphabet Games

My Book Of Simple Addition

My Book of Writing Words: Learning about Consonants and Vowels (Kumon Workbooks)

My Book Of Number Games 1-70 (Kumon Workbooks)

My Book Of Number Games 1-150 (Kumon Workbooks)

My Book Of Rhyming Words (Kumon Workbooks)

My Book of Amazing Crafts (Kumon Workbooks)

My Book of Coloring: At the Zoo



Met Bige Doruk, CEO and Founder of Bright Kids NYC – NYC Schools Test Prep

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I  met Bige Doruk, the CEO and founder of Bright Kids NYC, and had a great conversation with her about the new service she started a few short months ago called Bright Kids NYC located downtown in the Financial District.  She herself had a child take the OLSAT test for kindergarten and she completely understands the pressures that parents face in NYC to get their child in the NYC gifted and talented program.  She has thorough knowledge of the NYC DOE system for NYC gifted and talented application process and retesting for the gifted and talented program – even for summer retake tests for the gifted and talented program for kindergarten. Continue reading



New York City Gifted and Talented Program for NYC Schools OLSAT Test Prep

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Before you go to the items below, you may want to check out my other blog to find awesome, fun and learning stuff for your gifted and talented child.

We’ve found several great books and software tools to get our child for the OLSAT test prep for New York City gifted and talented program. Some of these items are directly related to the OLSAT / BRSA testing style of questions while other books are great as parents resources for educational development for their student in the NYC gifted and talented program. Overall, these items we consider excellent for OLSAT test preparation along with general preparation for gifted and talented school work within the gifted and talented program in NYC.

If you’d like 6 FREE OLSAT type sample questions from a new OLSAT test prep book email me at skipper646@gmail.com.

These are REALLY good resources for OLSAT prep for pre-K and kindergarten for gifted and talented New York City students.

Age: 3 Subject: Mathematics for NYC gifted and talented program students
Mathematical Reasoning Beginning 1

Age: 4 Subject: Mathematics for NYC gifted and talented program students
Mathematical Reasoning Beginning 2

Grade: PreK Subject: Mathematics for NYC gifted and talented program students
Beginning Mathematical Reasoning: Developing Math & Thinking Skills, Ages 3 & 4

Grade: K Subject: Mathematics for NYC gifted and talented program students
Mathematical Reasoning Through Verbal Analysis: Level A

Ages: 3-4 Subject: Critical Thinking NYC gifted and talented program students
BUILDING THINKING SKILLS BEGINNING

Grades: PreK-1 Subject: Critical Thinking for NYC gifted and talented program students
Visual Perceptual Skill Building, Book 1

Grades: PreK-K Subject: Critical Thinking NYC gifted and talented program students
Mind Benders Beginning Book 1 (PreK-K)

Grade: PreK Subject: Critical Thinking for NYC gifted and talented program students
Thinker Doodles, Clues and Choose Beginning Book

Ages: 3-4 Alphabet & Number Puzzles w/Activities for NYC gifted and talented program students
Alphabet & Number Puzzles w/Activities

Grades: PreK-2 Subject: Language Arts for NYC gifted and talented program students
Dr. Dooriddles Associative Reasoning Activities: Book A-1

For pre-K NYC gifted and talented program students
Can You Find Me?: Building Thinking Skills in Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies: Prekindergarten

For Kindergarten for NYC gifted and talented program students
Can You Find Me?: Building Thinking Skills in Reading, Math, Science & Social Studies K-1 (Bright Minds series)

Grades: 2-3 for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Critical Thinking
Building Thinking Skills- Critical Thinking skills for reading, writing, math, science (Level 1(Grades 2-3)

Grades: 2-3 CD for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Critical Thinking
Building Thinking Skills Level 1

Grade: 2
Subject: Mathematics for gifted and talented NYC students
Mathematical Reasoning, Level C (Mathematical Reasoning)

Grades: 2-5 for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Critical Thinking
What Would You Do?, Book 1

Grade: 2 for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Language Arts
Language Smarts, Level C (Gr 2)

Grades: 2-3 for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Language Arts
Vocabulary Smarts Book 1

Grade: 2 for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Mathematics
Complete the Picture Math Book 2

Grades: 2-4 for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Critical Thinking
Organizing Thinking: Book One : Graphic Organizers

Grades: 2-3 for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Mathematics
Math Ananlogies

Grades: 2-3
Subject: Language Arts for gifted and talented NYC students
Spelling DooRiddles, Book A1

Grades: PreK-2 for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Language Arts
Dr. Dooriddles Associative Reasoning Activities: Book A-1

Grades: PreK-2 for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Language Arts
Dr. DooRiddles, Book A2: Associative Reasoning Activities

Grades: 2-3 for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Language Arts
Dr. DooRiddles, Book A3: Associated Reasoning Activities

Grades: 2-3 for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Mathematics
Scratch Your Brain: Clever Math Ticklers

Grades: 2-3 for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Critical Thinking
Visual Perceptual Skill Building, Book 2

Grades: 1-3 for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Science
Developing Critical Thinking Through Science/Book 1 Grade 1-3

Grades: 2-3 for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Critical Thinking
Dr. Funster’s Think-A-Minutes A1: Fast, Fun Brainwork for Higher Grades and Top Test Scores

Grades: 2-3 for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Critical Thinking
Dr. Funster’s Think-A-Minutes, Level B Book 2

Grades: 2-3 for gifted and talented NYC students
Subject: Critical Thinking
Visual Perceptual Skill Building Book 2

Click here to find a list of parents resources for gifted and talented childrens’ material from Amazon.

There are other OLSAT test prep materials that parents can use to prepare their child for New York City gifted and talented program testing that’s coming this fall. For those other test prep material not available on Amazon please contact me at skipper646@gmail.com for more information regarding test prep for gifted and talented program for New York City. Thanks! Michael M.

P.S. – My other blog has more awesome, fun and learning stuff for your gifted and talented child.



OLSAT test Prep material for grade 2 and 3 for NYC schools G&T Program

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I’ve been asked by several parents about OLSAT test prep materials for NYC public schools gifted and talented for other grades. Here’s a good list of OLSAT test preparation G&T for the second and third grade for NYC schools G&T programs. Please keep in mind these OLSAT test materials need to be worked on well in advance of the OLSAT exam for grade 2 and grade 3. These OLSAT test prep materials aren’t meant to be used for last minute study but to overall get your child prepared for the type of questions to expect on the exam.

If you’re looking for OLSAT test prep for gifted and talented for NYC public schools pre-K and kindergarten go here.

If you need last minute OLSAT test prep materials for pre-K and kindergarten just place a private comment on this blog and I’ll get back with you with info.

Grades: 2-3
Subject: Critical Thinking
Building Thinking Skills- Critical Thinking skills for reading, writing, math, science (Level 1(Grades 2-3)

Grades: 2-3 CD
Subject: Critical Thinking
Building Thinking Skills Level 1

Grade: 2
Subject: Mathematics
Mathematical Reasoning, Level C (Mathematical Reasoning)

Grades: 2-5
Subject: Critical Thinking
What Would You Do?, Book 1

Grade: 2
Subject: Language Arts
Language Smarts, Level C (Gr 2)

Grades: 2-3
Subject: Language Arts
Vocabulary Smarts Book 1

Grade: 2
Subject: Mathematics
Complete the Picture Math Book 2

Grades: 2-4
Subject: Critical Thinking
Organizing Thinking: Book One : Graphic Organizers

Grades: 2-3
Subject: Mathematics
Math Ananlogies

Grades: 2-3
Subject: Language Arts
Spelling DooRiddles, Book A1

Grades: PreK-2
Subject: Language Arts
Dr. Dooriddles Associative Reasoning Activities: Book A-1

Grades: PreK-2
Subject: Language Arts
Dr. DooRiddles, Book A2: Associative Reasoning Activities

Grades: 2-3
Subject: Language Arts
Dr. DooRiddles, Book A3: Associated Reasoning Activities

Grades: 2-3
Subject: Mathematics
Scratch Your Brain: Clever Math Ticklers

Grades: 2-3
Subject: Critical Thinking
Visual Perceptual Skill Building, Book 2

Grades: 1-3
Subject: Science
Developing Critical Thinking Through Science/Book 1 Grade 1-3

Grades: 2-3
Subject: Critical Thinking
Dr. Funster’s Think-A-Minutes A1: Fast, Fun Brainwork for Higher Grades and Top Test Scores

Grades: 2-3
Subject: Critical Thinking
Dr. Funster’s Think-A-Minutes, Level B Book 2

Grades: 2-3
Subject: Critical Thinking
Visual Perceptual Skill Building Book 2



OLSAT BSRA Test Prep Materials for NYC Gifted and Talented Program

If you have questions or comments about this blog, please email me at skipper646@gmail.com. Also, check out my other blog to find awesome, fun and learning stuff for your gifted and talented child.   Thanks! Michael M.

Here are some good resources for OLSAT BSRA exam prep for pre-k and kindergarten for NYC public schools gifted and talented program. Please keep in mind these books can take weeks to go through and these aren’t “last minute” preparation for the OLSAT BSRA exam.  I’m not sure when the OLSAT exams will be administered this coming school year 2009-10 for NYC public schools pre-K and kindergartent. They should be posted on the DOE site before school begins.

There are some last minute OLSAT prep materials you can get so please contact me directly if you want more info.

These are REALLY good resources for OLSAT prep for pre-K and kindergarten, first grade, second grade and third grade from Amazon.com:

Here are some other items from Amazon.com to help in challenge your gifted and talented child:

Age: 3 Subject: Mathematics
Mathematical Reasoning Beginning 1

Age: 4    Subject: Mathematics
Mathematical Reasoning Beginning 2

Grade: PreK   Subject: Mathematics
Beginning Mathematical Reasoning: Developing Math & Thinking Skills, Ages 3 & 4

Grade: K Subject: Mathematics
Mathematical Reasoning Through Verbal Analysis: Level A

Ages: 3-4 Subject: Critical Thinking

BUILDING THINKING SKILLS BEGINNING

Grades: PreK-1 Subject: Critical Thinking
Visual Perceptual Skill Building, Book 1

Grades: PreK-K Subject: Critical Thinking
Mind Benders Beginning Book 1 (PreK-K)

Grade: PreK Subject: Critical Thinking
Thinker Doodles, Clues and Choose Beginning Book

Ages: 3-4  Alphabet & Number Puzzles w/Activities
Alphabet & Number Puzzles w/Activities

Grades: PreK-2 Subject: Language Arts
Dr. Dooriddles Associative Reasoning Activities: Book A-1



OLSAT BRSA Test Prep Materials for NYC Gifted and Talented Program

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Here are a couple of good prep workbooks for the OLSAT test and BRSA exam given by the NYC public schools gifted and talented program. I’ll post more materials later.

For pre-K
Can You Find Me?: Building Thinking Skills in Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies: Prekindergarten

For Kindergarten
Can You Find Me?: Building Thinking Skills in Reading, Math, Science & Social Studies K-1 (Bright Minds series)