Sometimes as adults, we can have difficulty finding the right words to express our thoughts and ideas. Now imagine what it feels like as a toddler or preschooler. When you’re a newbie to the world and to language, there’s a steep learning curve.
Thankfully, children have a knack for picking up words and meanings from every day activities. Often a love of words comes from a love of something special. We all know that kid who can proudly tell you the name of every dinosaur or describe how something works in detail. This mastery of vocabulary is vital to new readers – it’s easier for children to learn to read when they already know tons of words.
This month let’s celebrate the beauty of finding the right words!