Building Your Child’s Vocabulary

A robust vocabulary is a vital part of literacy. While a child may be able to read a word, it doesn’t necessarily mean she understands the meaning of the word. Reading is an important life skill and kids will only reap the full benefits if they understand the text. A large vocabulary improves a child’s reading comprehension. So what can you do to help build a child’s vocabulary? Red Apple Reading has a few suggestions.

Help Your Child’s Developing Vocabulary

A rich vocabulary will serve your child well as she navigates through life. We often don’t realize the importance of a robust vocabulary. Although vocabulary acquisition may not always be in the forefront of our minds, we notice the effects in our kiddos when it is lagging or absent. If our children do not understand the words that they hear, speak, read and write, they will become ineffective communicators and struggle with many daily tasks. If you want to help your kid develop a rich vocabulary, check out these helpful tips from our team at Red Apple Reading!

3 Effective Vocabulary Builders

It is interesting to watch our little one’s vocabulary change and evolve as they grow up. Their one word interactions gradually become simple sentences, and the next thing we know we are having conversations with them. In her article For the Love of Words, Susan Canizares writes, “Children who acquire a substantial vocabulary are often able to think more deeply, express themselves better, and learn new things more quickly. They are also very likely to be successful not only learning to read, but also in reading at or above grade level throughout their school years.” Since a good vocabulary is so critical, Red Apple Reading would like to offer some ways you can help build your child’s vocabulary.