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About the Bracken School Readiness Assessment (BSRA)
The Bracken School Readiness Assessment (BSRA®) is an individual cognitive test designed for children, pre-K through second grade. The BSRA assesses six basic skills:





Colors
Student must identify common colors by name.

ABC Sticker Book


Letters
Students must identify upper-case and lower-case letters.
ABC Sticker Book Wipe Clean Alphabet Bookabc Coloring Book
Numbers | Counting
Student must identify single-and double-digit numerals, and must count objects.
123 Sticker Book123 Coloring Book
Wipe Clean 123 Book
Sizes
Student must demonstrate knowledge of words used to depict size (e.g., tall, wide, etc.)
Building Thinking Skills BeginningBuilding Thinking Skills Primary
Comparisons
Student must match or differentiate objects based on a specific characteristic.
Attribute Blocks - hard


Shapes
Student must identify basic shapes by name.
Shapes Sticker BookPattern Blocks - soft



The BSRA is designed to assess children’s knowledge of the concepts that parents and preschool and kindergarten teachers traditionally teach children to prepare them for formal education.Your child has probably learned the six basic skills assessed by the BSRA through reading picture books and daily interactions. The titles pictured above focus in on specific skill areas but children don't tend to learn these skills independently. As an example when you count objects it's natural to also talk about color, size and shape. The alphabet is learned in conjunction with words - the most obvious place to start being the child's name.
bambinoLUK Combo SetminiLUK Combo SetGrade Pre K Book Bundle

Our favorite products for all round learning at this age are the LUK Learning System and thinking skills books from The Critical Thinking Company (in particular the series Building Thinking Skills and Mathematical Reasoning). You'll find these, and more, in the product listing at the bottom of the page. Have a look at the sample pages (click on "more info" at the end of the brief description of any product then on the "samples" tab) and see what your child would enjoy doing. With young children they'll learn much more if they enjoy the process. Variety is important too.

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Mathematical Reasoning, Beginning 1 Mathematical Reasoning Beginning 1

Grade(s): PreK (age 3)
Pages: 240

Age appropriate problem solving and computation build the math reasoning skills necessary for success in higher level math and math assessments. All the math you need for a typical 3 year old presented in full color with illustrations designed to appeal to young children.

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Alphabet Picture Book Alphabet Picture Book

Age: 2 and up
Pages: 26

Young children will love naming the familiar things in this appealing picture book. Has both upper and lower case letters.

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Dice Set Dice Set - 12

Age: 3 and up (choking hazard for young children)

Dice set contains 12 dice in a variety of colors. All dice are 16mm. Four have the conventional dots on the faces. Four have the numerals from one to six written out as words. The final four dice show numerals.

Remember the fun you had with dice games as a child? Did you realize how much you were learning as you matched the dots on the dice with a numerical quantity and counted on a play board. Add to the learning by using this dice set with our Snakes and Ladders or your favorite game.

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Dice Set Dice Set - 6

Age: 3 and up (choking hazard for young children)

Dice set contains 6 dice. All dice are 20mm. Two have the conventional dots on the faces. Two have the numerals from one to six written out as words. The final two dice show numerals.

Remember the fun you had with dice games as a child? Did you realize how much you were learning as you matched the dots on the dice with a numerical quantity and counted on a play board. Add to the learning by using this dice set with our Snakes and Ladders or your favorite game.

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Grade Pre K Book Bundle 2017 Gr Pre K Book Bundle (Critical Thinking Company)

The Critical Thinking Company publishes award winning products to help students of all abilities improve their critical thinking abilities and achieve higher test scores.   This collection contains their most popular Pre K titles and is offered at a 10% discount.

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Can You Find Me  PreK Can You Find Me PreK

Grade(s): PreK
Pages: 101

Can You Find Me? develops skills in reading readiness, science, math, and social studies using five basic thinking skills: similarities and differences, sequences, classifications, analogies, and logic. Each riddle requires identification of two or more clues to deduce the answer. Activities may be enhanced by teaching additional information about the animals, objects, shapes, letters, and numbers used in the riddles.

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Building Thinking Skills Beginning Building Thinking Skills Beginning

Grade(s): Pre K
Pages: 224

Building Thinking Skills® Beginning provides highly effective verbal and nonverbal reasoning activities to improve child?s vocabulary, reading, writing, math, logic, and figural-spatial skills, as well as their visual and auditory processing. This book is designed to be used as a hands on program utilizing attribute blocks sold separately.

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Mathematical Reasoning, Beginning 2 Mathematical Reasoning Beginning 2

Grade(s): PreK (age 4)
Pages: 288

Age appropriate problem solving and computation build the math reasoning skills necessary for success in higher level math and math assessments. All the math you need for a typical 4 year old presented in full color with illustrations designed to appeal to young children.

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Thinking Skills for Tests Thinking Skills for Tests Set

Grade(s): Pre K-2
Pages: 120 (two books with 60 pages each)

Nine core thinking skills form the base of verbal and non-verbal reasoning and logic and are commonly tested in primary level testing for school and gifted program placement. This title presents questions in a format similar to that of many commonly used tests. The Workbook presents the questions without words just as a student will see them during a test. The Instructor/Answer book provides a script for presenting the questions and additional information for building on the skills.

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bambinoLUK Complete Set bambinoLUK Complete Set with Starter Pack

Age: 3-5 years
Activities: 1980

bambinoLUK is a play and learn system to reinforce early childhood developmental skills such as visual perception, memory and concentration, critical thinking, beginning math, fine motor skills, eye-hand coordination, self-esteem, and everyday knowledge. We will beat any competitor price on this item by 5%.

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Wipe-Clean Alphabet Wipe-Clean Alphabet

Age: 4 years and up
Pages: 20

This fun book is a perfect way for young children to learn about letters. Children are encouraged to draw over the dotted lines to finish the letters in each brightly-illustrated scene. Each page is wipe-clean so that children can write on them with the special pen over and over again.

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Wipe-Clean 123 Wipe-Clean 123

Age: 4 years and up
Pages: 20

This fun book is a perfect way for young children to learn about numbers. Children are encouraged to draw over the dotted lines to finish the shapes and numbers in each brightly-illustrated scene. Each page is wipe-clean so that children can write on them with the special pen over and over again.

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Wipe-Clean Dot-to-Dot Wipe-Clean Dot-to-Dot

Age: 4 years and up
Pages: 20

This fun book is a perfect way for young children to learn about numbers, counting and pen control. Use the wipe-clean pen provided to join each group of dots to find out what the pictures show. Each page is wipe-clean so that children can complete the dot-to-dots over and over again.

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Wipe-Clean First Words Wipe-Clean First Words

Age: 4 years and up
Pages: 20

This fun book is a perfect way for young children to read and write their first words. Children can trace over the dotted letter-shapes again and again, helping them to develop important pen-control skills and practice letter formation skills. Each page is wipe-clean so that children can write on them with the special pen over and over again.

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Wipe-Clean First Math Wipe-Clean First Math

Age: 4 years and up
Pages: 20

This fun book is a perfect way to help young children learn how to do simple math, allowing them to practice time and time again using the special wipe-clean pen. Children will have fun learning basic math skills as they help the monsters with their sums, including counting balloons at a birthday party and adding up the monsters’ eyes and teeth! A brilliant, interactive way to introduce simple addition and subtraction, with fun illustrations to engage young minds.

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Wipe-Clean First Letters Wipe-Clean First Letters

Age: 4 years and up
Pages: 20

This fun book is a perfect way for young children to read and write their first words. Children can trace over the dotted letter-shapes again and again, helping them to develop important pen-control skills and practice letter formation skills. Each page is wipe-clean so that children can write on them with the special pen over and over again.

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Wipe-Clean Ready for Writing Wipe-Clean Ready for Writing

Age: 4 years and up
Pages: 20


This fun book is a perfect way for young children to improve their handwriting skills and pen control. Children are encouraged to draw over the dotted lines to finish the shapes and letters in each brightly-illustrated scene.

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Writing Numbers Wipe-Clean Wipe-Clean Writing Numbers

Age(s): 4 years and up
Pages: 22

Make learning fun with this engaging activity book. It includes colorful illustrations alongside simple instructions, and the wipe-clean pages can be used again and again - the perfect way for young children to improve their basic number recognition and counting skills.

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Action Words to Copy Wipe-Clean Wipe-Clean Action Words

Age(s): 4+
Pages: 22pp + wipe-clean pen

A wipe-clean activity book that encourages children to write and copy verbs as carefully as they can. Includes a wipe-clean pen so children can practice again and again, without worrying about mistakes.

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Dinosaur Activities Wipe-Clean Wipe-Clean Dinosaur Activities

Age(s): 4+
Pages: 22pp + wipe-clean pen

Young children need plenty of practice when it comes to pen-control - an essential skill which they need to learn before they can write. This book encourages children to solve mazes, join the dots and trace the dotted lines using the special pen provided, wipe clean and repeat; all the activities are dinosaur-themed.

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Common Words to Copy Wipe-Clean Wipe-Clean Common Words to Copy

Age: 4 years and up
Pages: 20

A wipe-clean activity book that encourages children to familiarize themselves with high frequency words.

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Garden Activities Wipe-Clean Wipe-Clean Garden Activities

Age(s): 4+
Pages: 22pp + wipe-clean pen

Young children need plenty of practice when it comes to pen-control - an essential skill which they need to learn before they can write. This book encourages children to solve mazes, join the dots and trace the dotted lines using the special pen provided, wipe clean and repeat with fun garden-themed activities.

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Grammar and Punctuation Wipe-Clean Wipe-Clean Starting Grammar and Punctuation

Age(s): 4+
Pages: 22pp + wipe-clean pen

A wipe-clean activity book that encourages children to start learning about sentences and punctuation marks.

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Wipe-Clean Starting Spelling Wipe-Clean Starting Spelling

Ages: 4+
Pages: 22

A wipe-clean activity book that encourages children to start thinking about spelling: identifying patterns, learning how words are spelt as well as practice of pen control, all in a beautiful and handy package!

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Wipe-Clean Money Wipe-Clean Money

Ages: 4+
Pages: 22

Children will have fun learning about the concept of money as they exchange tokens for goods and services. They will also learn about getting change back as well as not having money after spending all of it.

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Shapes Sticker Book Shapes Sticker Book

Age: 4 years and up
Pages: 16 plus 8 removable pages of stickers

A fun activity book with over 150 stickers to help young children learn about shapes. Colorful scenes include At the beach, Playing Outside and At the Circus, each begging to be filled with the colorful animals and objects.

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123 First Coloring Book 123 First Coloring Book

Age: 4 years and up
Pages: 16 plus stickers

A coloring book with lots of activities to help young children learn to count. There are numbers and pictures to color in on every page, and colorful stickers to place on the correct pages.

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Colors First Coloring Book Colors First Coloring Book

Age: 4 years and up
Pages: 16 plus stickers

A coloring book with lots of activities to help young children learn about colors. There are themed pictures to color in on every page, and colorful stickers to place on the correct pages.

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Lift-the-flap Questions and Answers Questions and Answers (Lift-the-Flap)

Age: 4 years and up
Pages: 16

An interactive board book with over 60 flaps, exploring all kinds of questions that young children love to ask. Children will enjoy lifting the flaps to discover who, what, when, where, how, which and why.

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Lift-the-flap Questions and Answers about Your Body Questions and Answers about Your Body (Lift-the-Flap)

Age: 4 years and up
Pages: 14

An interactive board book with over 60 flaps, exploring the answers to the many questions that curious children have about their bodies, including ‘How do I smell?’ ‘What makes me burp?’ ‘Why do I need to wash my hands?’ ‘Why is blood red?’ and many more.

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Questions and Answers about Time Questions and Answers about Time (Lift-the-Flap)

Age: 4 years and up
Pages: 14

This book answers all kinds of questions about time, from ‘When did time begin?’ to ‘How does a sundial work?’. Children can lift over 60 flaps to discover what, where, when, how, yes or no, and learn about the time on a clock, the months of the year and time zones around the world.

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Grade K-1 Book Bundle 2017 Gr K-1 Book Bundle (Critical Thinking Company)

The Critical Thinking Company publishes award winning products to help students of all abilities improve their critical thinking abilities and achieve higher test scores. This collection contains their most popular Kindergarten - Grade 1 titles and is offered at a 10% discount.

Publisher Price $235.90
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Building Thinking Skills Primary Building Thinking Skills Primary

Grade(s): K-1
Activities: 435
Pages: 272

Building Thinking Skills®
provides highly effective verbal and nonverbal reasoning activities to improve children's vocabulary, reading, writing, math, logic, and figural-spatial skills, as well as their visual and auditory processing. This exceptional series provides a solid foundation for academic excellence and success on any assessment test.

Requires manipulative blocks sold separately. Purchase of the accompanying Instruction and Answer Guide highly recommended.

Our Price: $24.99
Building Thinking Skills® Primary Teacher's Manual Building Thinking Skills Primary Teacher's Manual pdf file

Grade(s): K-1
Parent/Teacher Support

Instructor/Solution Guide to accompany Building Thinking Skills Primary. Includes objectives, answers, and focus questions that reinforce analytical skills as students think through concepts. This is a pdf file.

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Building Thinking Skills Primary Building Thinking Skills Primary Complete Set

Grade(s): K-1
Pages: 272

Building Thinking Skills® provides highly effective verbal and nonverbal reasoning activities to improve children's vocabulary, reading, writing, math, logic, and figural-spatial skills, as well as their visual and auditory processing. This exceptional series provides a solid foundation for academic excellence and success on any assessment test.

This set contains the student workbook, Teacher's Manual pdf file on cd and two types of manipulative blocks used to complete workbook problems.

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Can You Find Me K-1 Can You Find Me K-1

Grade(s): K-1
Activities: 80
Pages: 101

Can You Find Me? develops skills in reading readiness, science, math, and social studies using five basic thinking skills: similarities and differences, sequences, classifications, analogies, and logic. Each riddle requires identification of two or more clues to deduce the answer. Activities may be enhanced by teaching additional information about the animals, objects, shapes, letters, and numbers used in the riddles.

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Mathematical Reasoning, Level A Mathematical Reasoning Level A

Grade(s): K
Pages: 256

Age appropriate problem solving and computation build the math reasoning skills necessary for success in higher level math and math assessments. Complete math curriculum for the typical Kindergarten child. Bright children can use this title at a younger age.

Our Price: $39.99
Thinking Skills & Key Concepts Thinking Skills & Core Concepts (Kindergarten)

Grade(s): K
Pages: 272

This book uses powerful lessons to develop thinking skills important to academic success while teaching the key kindergarten common core concepts. Enhance cognitive development through discussion and observation. Students develop analytical skills as well as deductive and inferential reasoning skills as they work through the exercises.

Our Price: $21.99
Thinking Skills & Key Concepts Thinking Skills & Core Concepts: Teacher's Manual (Kindergarten)

Grade(s): K
Pages: 173

Teacher's Manual to accompany student book. Does not contain questions. The student book can be used with a free, downloadable, answer PDF (included with purchase of the student book) or with this detailed teacher’s manual which can be purchased separately.

Our Price: $22.99
Thinking Skills & Key Concepts Thinking Skills & Key Concepts (Kindergarten)

Grade(s): K
Pages: 272

This book uses powerful lessons to develop thinking skills important to academic success while teaching the key kindergarten common core concepts. Enhance cognitive development through discussion and observation. Students develop analytical skills as well as deductive and inferential reasoning skills as they work through the exercises.

Our Price: $21.99
Thinking Skills & Key Concepts Thinking Skills & Key Concepts: Teacher's Manual (Kindergarten)

Grade(s): K
Pages: 173

Teacher's Manual to accompany student book. Does not contain questions. The student book can be used with a free, downloadable, answer PDF (included with purchase of the student book) or with this detailed teacher’s manual which can be purchased separately.

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Thinking Skills & Key Concepts Thinking Skills & Key Concepts (First Grade)

Grade: 1
Pages: 272

This book uses powerful lessons to develop thinking skills important to academic success while teaching the key kindergarten common core concepts. Enhance cognitive development through discussion and observation. Students develop analytical skills as well as deductive and inferential reasoning skills as they work through the exercises.

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Thinking Skills & Key Concepts Thinking Skills & Key Concepts: Teacher's Manual (First Grade)

Grade: 1
Pages: 209
Format: paperback, reproducible

Parent/Teacher Resource Manual to accompany student book. Does not contain questions. The Parent/Teacher resource contains teaching notes. It is highly recommended for new parents learn how to work with their child to develop higher order thinking skills.

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Lift-the-flap Times Tables Lift-the-flap Times Tables

Age: 6 years and up
Pages: 16

An innovative and interactive guide to learning times tables, with over 125 flaps to lift to discover the answers underneath. Includes tips, tricks and practice questions to help with memorization, as well as a number machine to answer any tables question.

Our Price: $14.99
   
 
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NCS Pearson publishes the BSRA and the information above is sourced  from their technical reports about the The Bracken School Readiness Assessment.  Both Bracken School Readiness Assessment® and BSRA® are registered trademarks of NCS Pearson (previously Harcourt Assessment Services).  The recommendations made here are those of Think Tonight and are not endorsed by NCS Pearson.