Boosting Vocabulary

Here are some ideas to help children develop their vocabularies and learn the meanings of new words. These activities are best carried out on a regular basis.

Naming:

  • Ask your child to think of as many items in a particular category that they can.
    Examples of categories could be: food, games, animals, places, colours, furniture, body parts.
  • The adult can support this by suggesting sub-groups within categories – eg: in foods,
    ‘what fruits can you think of?’, or animals, ‘which animals can you think of that live in the jungle?’
  • A follow on from this activity could be to introduce new vocabulary in the categories.
  • This could be done presenting the child with pictures and clearly describing the key
    features of the object or creature.

 

Check back for more ideas soon.

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