Author - Karen Quinn

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Karen Quinn, best-selling author and the Testing Mom, along with Michael McCurdy, NYC Gifted and Talented parent expert, founded in 2010. provides parents a revolutionary way for parents to prepare their children for testing with daily test tips, test prep activities, practice test questions, weekend bonus emails, webinars, tele-seminars, access to experts, home assessments for tests, testing “Tweets” and more! For pre-K through 6th grade tests. We focus on gifted and talented testing, private school admissions testing and state standardized testing.

5 ways to prevent summer 'brain drain'

Around this time every year, parents begin worrying about the dreaded “summer slide.” This term defines the learning loss kids experience over the summer due to the fact that they aren’t going to school every day and engaging their minds in reading, thinking and problem solving.

Many parents scoff at the notion that summer brain drain is something to take seriously, but it’s a very real threat to kids’ forward momentum. Research shows that children who don’t take part in some kind of e...

Posted on May 13, 2016 at 10:10 AM by Karen Quinn

How to Raise a Baby Einstein

“How big is infinity?”

If you’re a parent to a young child, you’ve heard this question – and countless similar ones – many times. It’s the kind of question that, as parents, we get tired of hearing – but one that shows your child’s constant efforts to understand the world around them. This process is essential to developing your child’s thinking or cognitive skills.

Conveniently enough, these are the same skills measured on the intelligence tests that are so common in Chicago scho...

Posted on February 04, 2013 at 6:00 AM by Karen Quinn