Helping Your Child at Home with Vocabulary Building
Why is vocabulary so important?
Here are some ways you can help build vocabulary at home:
Other fun games that are great for building vocabulary are:
One is a guessing game and that is always fun. You can say "I am thinking of a word that starts with "th" that is something you use to brush your teeth." (toothbrush) or "I am thinking of a word that starts with "sh" that is something that you wear to go outside." (Shoe)
Another great game to play is "My father or mother owns" Example: "My father owns a grocery store and in it he sells something that begins with the letter T." Now, see how many things you can name that start with a T that can be sold in the store then take turns with other letters.
Games are a great way to help students learn while being engaged and having fun.
A great tool to have at home is a dictionary. If your child does not know the meaning to a new word have them look it up and with you and talk about the meaning.
Help me make vocabulary in your student's life exciting and interesting!
Here are some clue to look for at home to see if your child may have difficulties with their vocabulary:
- If the child is having difficulty in telling you about their day in a way that makes since.
- If the child misuses common words.
- If the child often has trouble finding the right word to describe something.
- If the child cannot associate words to real life.