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Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

How do you help increase your child’s vocabulary?

While reading: Research indicates that children with well developed vocabulary skills learn more words indirectly from reading and discussing than through direct teacher instruction.

How can parents help enhance their child’s vocabulary skills?
• Have book discussions asking your child to share what words mean while reading or after reading a book.
• Encourage your child to read widely and deeply by providing books that capitalize on their interests. Your local librarian can be your best resource here.

Are there free resources you can utilize online?
• http://www.vocabulary.com
• http://www.vocabulary.co.il
• http://www.dictionary.com
• http://www.enchancedlearning.com
• http://www.kids.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/english
• http://www.wordcentral.com
• http://www.visual.merriam-webster/com/index.php
• http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/k-4/dictionary
• http://www2.scholastic.com

Ready to help your child learn to read today?

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