To succeed in school and further, children need to build up a strong vocabulary. Kids will learn a lot from the adults through daily life and also there are many different ways you can help your child learn new words. There’s a strong link between understanding words and understanding what you read. Children with learning and thinking differences do better when they spend more time learning words.
While you are teaching children new words, it is very important to visualize them. Better show them a picture of the particular word. And it is a little difficult to picture certain action-related words, at that time explain them acting those words. Children love moving around as you explore the words.
To teach your child a new vocabulary word actually, he needs to be able to read it, say it, and write it. If your child comes across a word in a book and asks you how to pronounce it, encourage him to repeat the word out loud after you say it. Similarly, if your child hears a new word in the meantime of a conversation that is unfamiliar, spell the word out for him and tell him to write it down on a piece of paper so that he can learn the word.
Books are the best way to expose kids to a rich vocabulary. As possible, read books along with your child. When they come to a word that they don’t know, give your child a quick kid-friendly definition and continue reading. It’s important not to have a big pause about the fact, it will make confusion in them. When you finish reading the story, recall the word again and ask them if they remember how to say it.
In times when you come across a word that you don’t know, point it out to your kid. Teach them the new word with suitable examples. By explaining this process out loud, you will help show your child what he can do when he comes across an unfamiliar word. Highlight the fact that you are still learning new words as well.
There are so many nearby places that expand your kids’ vocabulary such as local museums and have your child describe the history and exhibits that they see. Also, take your child along with you as you run off to the bank, the grocery store, or the post office, and see what new words they can discover.