Teaching vocabulary to your child is not only an essential but also a fun exercise. With little bit of patience and effort, you can help your child develop good vocabulary required for his/her grade. This will boost your child’s confidence and enhance their conversation and writing skills.
The best thing you can do to help your kids dramatically improve their vocabulary is to turn the lesson into a game…..
Here are three steps to creating a Word Power game with your kids
1 – Word Out New Words
Sit your child down and say
“Let’s play a new game”
Tell them you will say a word and they will repeat it. This is a very effective way of teaching your child – because they are excited to be playing a game
Let’s say you are teaching your child the word ‘frothing’
‘Frothing……f r o t h i n g…..Frothing
And then you’re child repeats
Frothing…f r o t h i n g…Frothing
And you continue the same game with a few more words
Each time you play this game – aim for about 5 words
And use the same 5 five words each week
2 – Put it into a sentence
As you begin the above game – add a few sentences to it
Say to your child.
The dog is Frothing
Your child repeats
The dog is frothing
3 – Draw it Out
Every word that appears in a person’s mind gets converted into a series of images that the brain can store. Your goal should be to help your child store these images in his head – through the world that he sees
Begin by performing Step 1 and Step 2
In Step 3 – Pull out a paper and some colour pencils and get your child to draw a basic dog that is frothing from his mouth
The child then understands what you mean when you use the word frothing – because with the drawing – the word enters his mind through touch – which is the fastest way to Teach Kids Vocabulary
Play this game every alternative day
You must pick up 5 – 7 new words -understand them yourself – and begin teaching immediately. You’re child is like a sponge that will absorb all the new positive words that you feed his mind.