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Vocabulary Building

Activities for building your child’s vocabulary.

  • The more you read to your child, the larger vocabulary they will develop. 
  • Read stories and then talk about them. Ask, “What was that story about?” or “Did you like that character? Why?” 
  • At mealtimes, talk about the food you’re preparing, what you’re doing to it, how it tastes and what it looks like. 
  • Talk about a game your child is playing – ask them to explain what just happened. 
  • Read books that will extend your child’s vocabulary, and take time to talk about new words. 
  • Choose books that have some, but not too many, new words. 
  • Talk about objects outside the house when on an outing/or looking out the window – for example, the rustling of leaves, or the sounds of the birds, or traffic. 
  • Tell your child stories about when you were younger, or about your family’s past. 
  • Every day, choose a new ‘word of the day’ and attempt to use it in different contexts as many times as possible. 


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