An expansive vocabulary will take your child’s communication skills to the next level!
Limited vocabulary can prevent a child from communicating effectively, which can severely affect their development. Learning vocabulary improves your child’s ability to understand and process information, their descriptive skills, and their self-expression.
This guide will make learning vocabulary fantastically fun for your child! We’ve included lots of tips, activities, and worksheets to teach your child new vocabulary and to encourage them to practice using these new words in their writing.
The Cambridge English Dictionary defines vocabulary as "all the words that exist in a particular language or subject". Vocabulary forms the basis of all languages, and language does not function without it.
When learning a foreign language, like Spanish, German or French, vocabulary is introduced before anything else. The more vocabulary your child can gather, the more things they can say, the more they can express themselves.
Here are our top tips to help your child build their vocabulary:
Vocabulary might vary within a language due to regional differences. For example, an English language learner (much like your child) may be confused to learn that American English and British English have different spellings for the same words. For this reason, you may need to present them with different versions of the same word and explain that they have identical meanings and inferences.
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