Reposted below is a popular blog entry from April that got buried on my site:

Parents tend to worry about the performance section of the ERB / WPPSI test used in NYC private school kindergarten admission.

“No question Joe is verbal.  But can he perform? What is the ERB performance section anyway?”

The ERB / WPPSI performance section tests children’s eye hand coordination, processing speed and accuracy, and non-verbal reasoning skills.

Nowadays you can buy ERB test prep books specifically designed to crack the ERB performance section:

Aristotle Circle ERB Test Prep Workbook

Bright Kids ERB Test Prep Workbook

However, some families prefer to go around the problem: that is, prep their preschoolers in the skills and capabilities the ERB / WPPSI performance section tests rather than specifically working on the test questions themselves.

If you fall into this camp, here are some useful ERB prep performance section books and toys.



The Write Start: A Guide to Nurturing Writing at Every Stage, from Scribbling to Forming Letters and Writing Stories

I Can Draw Animals (Kid Kits)

Melissa & Doug Jumbo Triangular Colored Pencils 24 pack

Melissa & Doug Triangular Crayons – 24 pack

Matrix Reasoning

Building Thinking Skills Primary

Early Visual Skills

Colorama Game

Picture Concepts

Same or Different Workbook

Block Design

Block Buddies

Tangoes Jr.

Picture Perfect

Magna Tiles