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04/08/2016

Tips to Help Your Child Build a Larger Vocabulary

It's no secret that counting on an extensive vocabulary will help your child in multiple ways through their academic career. Not only will they have a better understanding of academic material, they will also have an easier time communicating in all kinds of situations.  The Tutoring Center in Long Grove can help your child develop a larger vocabulary with these simple tips.

Encourage Your Child to Read

One of the best and most well known ways to help expand your child's vocabulary is by encouraging reading. If your child isn't the biggest fan of reading, make this activity more fun by joining in. Let your child pick out the books that interest them and take turns reading to each other. When there are new words your child doesn't know, stop and explain their meaning. You can also use these words to create a wordlist in a journal.

Play Word Games

Word games are great because not only are they fun, they also encourage learning. Set up a family game night where you can play fun boardgames that include reading or word building techniques. You can also set up fun activities with the family like a family spelling bee or a storytelling contest using words from your child's reading wordlist.

Use Different Methods to Practice New Words

Since not all children learn in the same way, figure out your child's learning style and find activities that better suit that style. For example, if your child is an auditory learner use new words to create jingles they can sing along to. If your child is a kinesthetic learner, head outside and write the words with sidewalk chalk or mold them out of modeling clay.

The Best Tutoring in Long Grove

The Tutoring Center in Long Grove offers one-to-one tutoring programs focused on reading, writing, math and test preparation. Our tutors can help your child expand their vocabulary or simply help them complete their homework. Contact us at (847) 383- 5654 for more information about our programs or to schedule your free consultation.

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