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Tips to Broaden Your Child’s Vocabulary

Tips to Broaden Your Child’s Vocabulary


There have been numerous immersive studies that have concluded that children with broader vocabularies by the age of 2 are better prepared than those with less varied and vast vocabularies for their kindergarten education.

Children with a wider vocabulary get an added bonus at the cusp of their formal education. This educational advancement helps these students reap the rewards of a future of benefits in their schooling, how they socialize with peers and adults, and career success down the line.

Parents and guardians can help broaden their toddler’s vocabularies right at home before schooling begins. These tips will help you to help your child get a head start in learning and in life.
 

Talk Like an Adult

Skip the baby talk. We want our kids to learn to speak properly, not like they are babies. Use the same tone you would with adults and introduce words that are at your child’s level. This manner of speaking will help him or her learn the proper pronunciations of words and how to put them together to create complete thoughts. Communication at a more advanced level will become evident day by day.
 

Make Reading an Everyday Ritual

Reading together will help expand your child’s vocabulary. Have a special bedtime routine where you read together or pick a time of day that suits your schedule. A love of books will develop thanks to this positive association between family time and reading. As maturity and learning develops, soon your child can read to you!
 



Work with New Words

While practicing the words your child already knows, start adding new ones into the mix. Find ways to incorporate this new word into different sentences all day and see if your child picks up on the meaning and usage. You will begin to see new sentences being structured and a child who is proud of what they know.
 

Foster a Love of Languages

Studies have shown that the younger the child, the easier it is for them to learn more than one language at a time. If you know another language, speak to your child in more than one language regularly. If you don’t speak a second language, you can look online for new words and learn right along with your child. The value of speaking and understanding more than one language is not only a great way for your child to be well-rounded, but it can be beneficial in the workplace as an adult.

How do you try to expand your toddler’s vocabulary? We’d love to share your tips! Want to see more info like this? Check out All My Children blogs.

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