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10 Tips on enhancing Vocabulary in kids

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Today let’s discuss about 10 tips on enhancing vocabulary in kids!

“Hi, Swati!! How are you doing?”

“Hey Ananya!! I am good. How are you?”

“Amoli had come to my place, yesterday. I was astounded to listen to her conversation with Esha. She is just 8. Does she go any English speaking class? She has a very good vocabulary.”

“Thanks dear. Yes, indeed, she has a wonderful vocabulary. I had sent her for a Reading with Vocabulary program. She has improved quite a lot since then. The trainer is very good. She has helped us with the tips as well as you know innumerable words keep on adding to the English vocabulary and I am sure that you would agree that enhancing vocabulary is an ongoing process.”

“Absolutely. What tips did he give you? Can you share with me?”

“It will be a great pleasure to share that over a cup of coffee. What do you think? CCD is just round the corner.”

“Awesome! Let’s go.”

We ordered coffees for us and Swati started sharing the importance of Vocabulary and tips on enhancing it.

Why is having a good vocabulary important?

  1. Comprehension improves when you know what the words mean. As we know that comprehension is the ultimate goal of reading, we cannot underestimate the importance of vocabulary development.
  2. It helps your kid to communicate. The more words he knows, the better conversation he can carry.
  3. It helps your kid to understand what others are communicating.
  4. It helps them to grasp things better and faster and think more logically.
  5. It definitely helps in improving the power of persuasion. Again, if he knows more words, he will be able to converse persuasively rather than saying just “Yes” and “No”.
  6. It also helps in making correct meaning full sentences in turn improving creative writing skills.

10 Tips on enhancing Vocabulary in kids

1. Read, Read and Read

To develop good vocabulary, make your kid read as much as you can. The more he reads, the more he will be exposed to new words. Kindly help them with variety of sources such as story books, text books, novels, magazines, newspaper.

2. Learn a word a day

Help your kid with the meaning of one word a day. Make him understand the meaning. Encourage him to make sentence using that word.

3.  Encourage your kids to use new words

Encourage your kids to use the new learnt words in daily conversation with you.  Knowledge holds value only when it is implemented.

4. Draw the picture of the word

As research studies have proved it, in most cases kids have to see, read and interact with words 5-7 times before they are registered to long-term memory. Also, Words are more easily learned if your child is active – drawing a picture of the word, writing her own definition of it, and thinking of an example sentence to use it in.

5.  Encourage your kids to play vocabulary games

If you want to add some fun while learning , then playing vocabulary games would be a good idea. Vocabulary games such as Scrabble, Puzzles, word jumbles, Pictionary, word search would be of great help.

6.  Explain the meanings of new words

Always make them understand the meanings by giving day-to-day examples such as stared, so you can give an example as I saw your friend staring at your new toy.  Give examples that he can relate to, so he will learn it faster.

7. Revise the previous words

Always have them revise previously learnt words because then only they will have enhanced vocabulary.

8.  Encourage your kid to remember a word

Pretend to forget the recently learnt word and encourage your kid to say it. While referring to some incident or something, if you think, your kid has learnt the usage of some word , then you try to forget it and give him a chance to say it.

9.  Use of Synonyms and antonyms

Introduce different synonyms for every new word learnt, which will aid in increasing the vocabulary. For example, if one time you have used ‘cute’, you can use ‘adorable’ next time, so your kid will get familiar with two new words, used in the same context. And while using antonyms, again your kid will get familiar with new words, but used in opposite context.

10.  Role-Play

Try role-plays for the stories. You and your kid can enact and deliver the dialogues as given in the story, which will again make your kid aware of the new words and their usage.

So, dear mommies, use these simple tips and see the difference in their conversations, reading and writing skills. Do share your experiences and we always love to hear from you.

Till then Happy Parenting!!

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