How to Improve Your Child’s Vocabulary

Written by on January 9, 2020 in Conscious Parenting with 0 Comments

As a parent, it's just natural for you to feel concerned about every aspect of your child’s development. It’s why you get up ten times a night to make sure that he’s sleeping properly. When it comes to your child’s cognitive development, you also have a significant role to play. You can certainly enroll your child in one of the good child care centers in Macquarie fields. But then, you'll still have to keep an eye on what your child is learning at home, especially the vocabulary.

Your child's vocabulary is a crucial part of his growth and learning. That’s why in this post, we’ll discuss three tips on how you can improve your child’s vocabulary at home. The key is always to find new and exciting ways to help your child learn. He certainly won’t want to do it if it looks like work. Disguise it as play, and he’ll leap at the opportunity. With these tips, your child won’t even realize that he’s learning.

Introduce vocabulary while getting dressed.

You have to incorporate the vocabulary lessons into everyday tasks. That's if you want to have enough time to develop your child’s vocabulary while keeping the house from burning to the ground. Getting dressed is an excellent opportunity in this regard. You can let your child choose his clothes (to a reasonable extent) and talk to him as he does.

You can ask basic questions like “What color of the top would you like?” and “Do you want a shirt with buttons or with a zipper?” These conversations will introduce your child to new words and help him get familiar with old ones. As simple as it seems, it’s actually a very good way to engage your child’s mind.

Practice reading at breakfast.

If your home is like many others, then your breakfast table is already full of products with names, labels, and letters. Why not convert all of that into a learning opportunity for your child? You can have him read the words and letters on the cereal box.

The activity you give your child will depend on his age and reading level. You could simply have him pick the letters one by one and read them out. That can help with recognition and reading. Or, you could have him read the labels and maybe even the instructions. This method is so much more convenient than trying to find time during the day to read.

Play games in the car.

Children already love car games so much, so you might as well make a learning experience out of it. There are so many new things to see outside, and it’s a perfect opportunity for you to teach your child new words. You can go from plants and trees to animals and different kinds of automobiles.

You can also talk about people, colors, objects, and even buildings. One of the most common games to play is “I spy with my little eye.” The goal is to pick an object and let your child guess what object you’re thinking of. You can give hints like the color of the object and the first letter of its name.

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