You are here:Home > OLSAT® (Otis-Lennon) > Two Years Old

Until the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test® was adopted by the New York School District we hadn’t often been asked for suggestions for children as young as two.  This year parents are planning ahead and we've had a number of calls from parents of two year olds wondering if there is something that they could start doing now with their children with a view to their child being tested in the future. 

As you know there is a huge variation in the range of normal development of two year olds.  If your child is past the point where they're chewing paper then you can work with them with the titles here.  Keep it relaxed and low key.  Work in short sessions.  Have fun and your child will learn.
 
If your child is still at the board books stage then the SpecialLUK system is the place to start.  Once they're ready you can move on to the BambinoLUK system and paper books.
 
If your child is ready for books the Pre K Book Bundle provides titles in core reasoning skills, visual perception, mathematics, verbal reasoning and more.  The manipulative blocks are not required to use the books but they are utilized in the next level of books and since young children learn through play and experimentation they're a great resource to have around.
 
The Critical Thinking Company book set and LUK Learning System are two different, complementary approaches. The LUK Learning System can be played with independently once your child has been introduced to the play system. Your child will remain dependent on you to work with the books until they're reading.
 
We've also included a couple of our favorite games - Tangrams are a classic and Tangoes Jr makes this classic puzzle accessible for preschoolers.  Trucky 3 is one of the best logic games we've seen for young children.  Your child can begin simply playing with loading and driving the trucks and as they mature move on to loading the trucks to meet the challenges presented.
 
Language development and traditional alphabet and number knowledge are also important.  We've included some titles to help specifically with this in the list below too.
 
Finally we have some titles for you - the parent.  Teach Your Kids to Think is an easy read full of suggestions for how you can modify what you're already doing with your children so that they'll learn more thinking skills.  Testing for Kindergarten discusses the tests commonly used prior to school entry.  The Thinking Skills for Tests Set has sample questions in the nine cognitive areas the OLSAT tests for.  Read this now so you know what to expect and use it with your child when they're older.
 
Young children like, and benefit from, variety so the recommendations here are comprehensive.  If this looks like too much pick and choose from individual titles.  All of the titles included in the bundles below are available for individual purchase.  Choose something that you and your child will enjoy doing and you can't go wrong.
 
Sort By:
1
Teach Your Kids to Think Teach Your Kids to Think

For parents of children of all ages
Pages: 108
Author: Maria Fisk

Suggestions and tools to help parents teach their children how to think wisely and well during the time they already spend together.

Our Price: $14.95
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.

Publisher Price $195.92
Our Price: $175.99
You save $19.93!
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.

Our Price: $22.98
bambinoLUK Combo Set bambinoLUK Combo Set with Controller

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%.

List Price: $110.00
Our Price: $93.50
You save $16.50!
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%.

Our Price: $94.95
OLSAT A  Practice Test OLSAT®A Practice Test

Grade: Pre K - K

Practice Test in the format of the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test® OLSAT® with Parent Instruction and Answer Book including performance guidelines to use in interpreting results and Child Book with test questions.

Our Price: $39.00
OLSAT® A Test Prep Workbook Pre K- K OLSAT®A Test Prep Workbook Pre K- K

Grade: Pre K - K

Information for parents on the content of the test and how to prepare their child. Ample practice questions to help your child prepare for the exam. Includes Practice Test in the format of the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test® OLSAT® with Parent Instruction and Answer Book including performance guidelines to use in interpreting results and Child Book with test questions.

Our Price: $199.00
New York City Gifted & Talented Practice Test 1 Kindergarten Entry New York City Gifted & Talented Practice Test 1 Kindergarten Entry

Grade: Pre K - K
 
This New York City Gifted & Talented Assessment Program Practice Test for Kindergarten entry will help prepare your child for this new entry test and demystify the test content.  Contains practice test questions for both the NNAT and OLSAT components of testing.

Our Price: $59.00
Brain Builders: Gifted & Talented Workbook Set Brain Builders: Gifted & Talented Workbook Set

Grade: Pre K - K
Pages: 7 booklets each with 50 pages
Practice for children so they can become accustomed to the type of questions asked on kindergarten Gifted & Talented assessments.

Our Price: $199.00
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.

Our Price: $14.99
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.

Our Price: $14.99
Questions and Answers about Space Questions and Answers about Space(Lift-the-Flap)

Age: 4 years and up
Pages: 14

With over 60 flaps to lift, this delightful book answers questions such as “Where have people visited in space?”, “What’s a cosmonaut?”, “Why can’t I see stars in daytime?” and lots more what, where, how, why, and yes or no questions with answers beneath the flaps. Internet links take children to carefully selected websites to find out more.

Our Price: $14.99
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.

Our Price: $14.99
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.

Ships priority mail for the price of ground - see shipping policy.

List Price: $43.47
Our Price: $38.49
You save $4.98!
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
   
 
1
OLSAT® and Otis-Lennon School Ability Test® 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.