Words and Language

Father reading to his son

Knowing and understanding many words gives children an advantage when developing thinking skills and reading readiness. 

Some children start Kindergarten with twice as many words as others. You can help your children develop a strong vocabulary.

Find time to talk to your child. Include them in conversations, even conversations with other adults when possible. Talk with your child as you perform daily routines like shopping, cooking, or driving. Ask your child questions and be sure to give them time to respond. Read often to your child – both new and familiar books. Comment on the new words you encounter. In these ways, your child will be given the gift of words and language which can help them succeed in school and life.

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