How to Set Your Child up for Educational Success

When I was a kid, I excelled in school.  I did really well on classroom projects and got high test scores.  Standardized tests, however, were another story.  I didn’t do too well on them, which, at the time, made me question my intelligence and confidence.  As an adult and parent, I now understand that success is a direct result of exposure and practice.  Looking back on my childhood, it wasn’t that I didn’t “test well” – I just wasn’t familiar with the particular style of testing commonly found on standardized tests.

Thankfully, with the helpful resources available today, I can avoid that issue with my child.  I recently learned about TestingMom.com, a website with a TON of testing resources, quizzes, and games for parents and their children.  The materials on TestingMom.com are targeted for children aged Pre-K through 8th grade, and are completely customizable.  If you have more than one child, you don’t need a separate account.  Simply choose as many grade-appropriate levels as you like.  Plus, there is also an online tutor (which counts as “approved screen time” in my book).

As a parent of a soon-to-be preschooler, I can use the tests to gauge what my daughter excels at or needs to work on in areas such as reading, math, and vocabulary.  These tests can help me determine whether she is “kindergarten ready”.   Most private schools require passing a test, so using these tests will help me determine if she is eligible or not.  Even though we are 80% sure she will attend the public school in our neighborhood, it will be nice to know if we could even consider a private school.

Regardless of private or public school attendance, standardized testing is inevitable. TestingMom.com keeps parents informed, prepared, and equipped with resources for their child’s educational success. Read TestingMom.com reviews and hear success stories.

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This post has been sponsored by TestingMom.com.  The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.