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Can anyone here please share how I can prepare my preschooler to get into a magnet program for which he will be tested at 2nd grade. What is the right age and time to start preparations, any sites, books that may be helpful. Thanks much.
Not sure which state or school district you're in that only allows entry after testing in second grade, so check for actual criteria. In my area, most magnets do not require testing, although other areas certainly do.
Any exposure that provides your child with an enriched environment will help. It can't make a child gifted who's not, but you can expand your child's exposure and understanding.
I've purchased a few fun work books over time--just so my child could play around with them. They're often in the dollar bins at stores like Target. And honestly nothing works better than trips to museums and zoos, or downtown if you live in a place with great architecture. Get a cheap camera, and have them take pictures of the shapes they see. Go on hikes with them and explore the plants and rocks you see. Bake. Recipes are a great use of math skills.
You can pay quite a bit for "tutoring" at a variety of companies, if you feel that's necessary, but truthfully, I think kids learn a lot more when they're not being coached and it comes naturally.
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