Sunday, November 4, 2012

Building a Good Vocabulary

Is having a good, strong vocabulary important as an adult? I’d like to think so. Being a lawyer, professional speaker and a teacher require a good vocabulary, but your profession doesn’t have to require a strong vocabulary…you would want to be able to carry on intelligent discussions about anything in life, wouldn’t you?
I want that for my children. I want them to start building their vocabulary early on, and then just keep expanding on that as they get older. A good vocabulary helps them with their reading, spelling, even with their creative writing.
Some of the ways to help your homeschoolers build a strong vocabulary is by playing vocabulary games and using vocabulary flash cards. One of our favorite vocabulary activities is pulling off the next page in our “Word A Day” desk calendar. More often than not, our word for the day is as new to me as it is to them!
What are some ways you help build your children’s vocabulary?

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