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The suggestions below are for the typical gifted child taking the Kindergarten level of the NNAT® (Naglieri Non-Verbal Ability Test®) as a preschooler.  The lowest level of the NNAT® was developed for Kindergarten age children.   If your child is being tested for entrance to Kindergarten they won't be expected to do as well on the Naglieri Test as a Kindergarten child would with the same questions ie. the same raw score will give a higher percentile ranking, but there will be plenty of room for them to demonstrate superior ability by answering questions that will be difficult for most of their peers. 
 
This means that you, as parent, will need to make some judgements as to the level of material to get your child.  Children at this age are learning fast and learning in different areas at different speeds.  You may have a highly verbal child who doesn't really enjoy doing puzzles or building with legos.  For this child you'd probably want to start with the easier material here and build skills gradually.  At the other extreme you may have a child who lives inside their head and spends all the time they can creating things out of blocks and pulling things apart to see how they work.  With a child like this you can go directly to the higher level material.

   NNAT® Prep Bundle for Pre-K   NNAT® Prep Bundle for K

Building Thinking Skills  is our number one recommendation.  Hands on Thinking Skills has material at the level an average K-1 child will be doing.  Your highly capable 4 year old should be ready for this and may even be beyond it.  The title requires manipulative blocks to complete the exercises.  Children at this age frequently need to handle physical objects as they develop the ability to visualize.  The next level up is called Building Thinking Skills Level 1.  The grade designation is Gr 2-3 but we've been selling this to parents of bright 4 year olds for many years.  Chances are that if your child has a parent who has found this page, and is reading it, that they also have a parent who is involved with their education and who is teaching them about color and size and shape and making comparisons without consciously thinking about it.  Building Thinking Skills Level 1 is not a book for a young child to do independently.  You'll probably need to read the questions to them and record their answers.
 
Building Thinking Skills has questions on pattern completion, reasoning by analogy, serial reasoning and spatial visualization.  That's what the NNAT® tests for.
 
Hands on Thinking Skills       Manipulative Block Set       Building Thinking Skills Level 1
 
 
We also highly recommend the LUK learning system.  LUK comes in 3 different levels and again you have a choice.  For typical children Bambino is suggested for use from age 3 to 5, miniLUK from age 5-7 and miniLUK Advance from age 6-8.  Many highly capable 4 year olds can go directly to miniLUK.  Many would enjoy Bambino too.  Some are ready for the Advance level.
 
If you've got younger children in the household we can't recommend LUK more highly.  Unlike workbooks it is not consumed in use so your children will get years of play from it.  LUK has been a best seller in Europe for over 30 years.  It plays like a toy but it is a very powerful teacher.  It is self-directing so once a child understands the system they can use it completely independently.   If you're a parent who likes software so that your young child can work independently LUK will suit you.
 
The LUK Learning Systems have questions on pattern completion, reasoning by analogy, serial reasoning and spatial visualization.
bambinoLUK Complete Set    miniLUK Complete Set    miniLUK Advance Complete Set
 
Visual Perceptual Skill Building teaches a child how to really perceive what they see.  It's one of the skills you need to understand what the NNAT® questions are asking of you. There is a choice of book or software.  The book is printed in black and white.  The software contains a pdf file of the same book in color and black and white options.  Many of the exercises can be done on the computer and color adds an extra layer of challenge.  Please be aware that the cd contains pdf files of the book in black and white and color.  It is not a computer game for a child to play independently.  They'll need you to confirm their answers.  Some of the pages will need to be printed to be used, e.g. simple mazes.
 
Visual Perceptual Skill Building Book 1     Visual Perceptual Skill Building Book 1 on cd
       
 
Young children are often very hands-on learners.  The following books and games have ample hands-on learning enabling children to experiment independently while building the skills they need.


First Time Analogies
introduces children to analytically thinking about forms, uses and structures with pictorial (i.e. pictures of things from real life) and symbolic (i.e. abstract like the diagrams used in the NNAT2
®) analogies.


Thinker Doodles are best described by viewing the sample pages (click on the image of the book cover and then on the "sample pages" tab).  For young children it is important to develop the visual skills necessary to complete these problems  (the fine motor component isn't relevant for the NNAT®).

First Time Analogies    Thinker Doodles, Beginning    Thinker Doodles A1 
 
Pattern Blocks are a classic math manipulative used throughout elementary school.  Our Pattern Block Activity Pack below contains 126 pattern blocks and 36 challenge cards.  After completing the challenges in the kit your child can go on to create their own.  Tangrams are a classic Chinese puzzle requiring manipulation of 7 blocks of various shapes.  Tangrams are a very powerful learning tool.   With Tangrambles, our collection of puzzles and tangram blocks, your child will learn to visualize rotating and relocating shapes. SET is a game of visual perception.  It can be played solitarie or with multiple players.  It requires the identification of sets of cards based on four attributes - color, symbol, number and shading.  The ability to quickly identify similarities and differences and classify them into sets will stand a child in good stead in a test of non-verbal ability like the NNAT2®. 
 
 Pattern Block Activity Pack  Tangramables
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NYC Home Tutoring Kit NYC Gifted & Talented Home Tutoring Kit (pre K)

Collection of titles to prepare your Pre-K child to take the Naglieri Nonverbal Abilities Test® (NNAT®) and verbal portion of the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT®).

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Visual Perceptual Skill Building Book 1 Visual Perceptual Skill Building Book 1

Grade(s): PreK-1
Activities: 208
Pages: 200

Builds visual, motor, and critical thinking skills for reading, writing, and math!

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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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NNAT A Test Naglieri Nonverbal Abilities Test (NNAT®) Level A Practice Test

Grades: Pre K and K

The Naglieri Nonverbal Abilities Test® (NNAT2®) Level A Practice Test helps parents to understand the content on the test and enables them to expose their children to a timed testing situation with questions in a similar format to those they'll get on testing day.

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NNAT2 A Workbook Naglieri (NNAT®) Enrichment: Kindergarten

Grades: Pre K and K

Workbook with information to help parents understand the content on the test, as well as providing ample practice questions to help prepare children for the exam. Includes the Practice Test from Aristotle Circle sold separately as one of the workbook sections.

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NNAT® Prep Bundle for Pre-K NNAT Prep Bundle for Gifted Pre K Children

Collection of titles to prepare your Pre-K child for the Naglieri Nonverbal Abilities Test® (NNAT®)

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Pattern Block Activity Pack Pattern Block Activity Pack

Age: 5-11
Contents: 124 plastic pattern blocks and 36 design cards.

Pattern blocks are made in six bright colors and six shapes, and each side is calibrated so all the pieces fit together. Young learners can explore geometry and measurement concepts such as shapes, area, and symmetry. Also can be used for patterning, sorting, classifying and attribute recognition.

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miniLUK Complete Set miniLUK Complete Set with Starter Pack

Age: 5-7 years
Activities: 2352

MiniLUK is a complete intellectual development 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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NNAT® Prep Bundle for K NNAT Prep Bundle for Gifted Kindergarteners

Collection of titles to prepare your Kindergartener for the Naglieri Nonverbal Abilities Test® (NNAT®)

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Manipulative Block Set Manipulative Block Set

Interlocking Cubes, Attribute Blocks and Soft Pattern Blocks for use with Hands on Thinking Skills, Building Thinking Skills Primary and other titles.

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Hands on Thinking Skills Hands-On Thinking Skills

Hands-On Thinking Skills develops spatial, verbal, motor, visual, and analytical thinking skills necessary for success in academic and life learning. Children use manipulative blocks sold separately to develop relationships.

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First Time Analogies First Time Analogies

Grade(s): K-2
Pages: 48

An ideal launching pad to start non-readers on the road to real thinking experiences with pictorial and symbolic analogies which are both challenging and motivating.

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SET SET

The object of the game is to identify a 'Set' of three cards from 12 cards laid out on the table.  More challenging than it sounds this game integrates logic and spatial reasoning.  Suitable for use by chlidren as young as 3 through to adults.  Can be played solitaire or with a group.

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Building Thinking Skills Level 1 Building Thinking Skills Level 1

Grade(s): 2-3
Pages: 370

Building Thinking Skills®
teaches non-verbal and verbal reasoning. These skills are rarely explictly taught in the classroom but are essential for academic excellence and success on any assessment test. In print for over 30 years this is a world-wide top seller. Also available in software - a game like presentation of the same exercises.

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

Grade: 2
Pages: 160, color

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 (Second Grade)

Grade: 2
Pages: 192
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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