Words, Words, Words
We just spent a fabulous day at the library with a Fancy Nancy Soiree. Yes, that is a fancy word for party! It was a wonderful way to learn new vocabulary, and we did it through fun activities and Fancy Nancy books.
Words, words, words! How important they are for literacy growth! Most children will know 3,000-5,000 words by the time they start school. (Kindergarten) (2-3 words a day)
Developing vocabulary is another early literacy skill that will help your children. Here are a few suggestions that can be beneficial:
Talk with your child.
Listen to your child.
Engage your child in conversation.
Value your child’s opinion.
Read fiction and non-fiction books.
Name objects in your child’s world.
Explain the meaning of new words.
Use descriptive language.
Read, read, read.
The vocabulary that your child will develop through various activities is just amazing! Have fun building vocabulary with your child!
Sandra Anderson, Youth Service Assistant