Learning - Language Skills | 3-18 yrs

Vocabulary Building For Children


Possessing good word power or vocabulary skills is a must for children. Not only does it help them in their communication skills (writing and speaking), but also helps to improve their confidence. It empowers children to do well in their academic as well as professional lives later on.

In order to help your child build his vocabulary, encourage him to read. The famous writer, J K Rowling is quoted in scholastic.com as saying, “The most important thing is to read as much as you can, like I did. It will give you an understanding of what makes good writing and it will enlarge your vocabulary. And it's a lot of fun!”

You can also help your child expand his vocabulary by playing games. According to an article titled How to build vocabulary published in telegraph.co.uk, 'Make word learning fun, play quick and easy word games throughout the day such as having a 'word of the week' where points are scored every time a parent or student uses the word in context correctly.'

'I Spy' is good for younger children and can be adapted for older children to 'I hear with my little ear' and then giving a clue to the meaning of a word; for example, a word that means the opposite of 'agree' or a word that explains how plants get energy.

To know more about the different ways in which you can help your child build his vocabulary, read through the ClipBook below. 


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