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Vocabulary

Vocabulary, knowing the names of things and understanding the meaning of words, is an important skill for children to have when they are learning to read.


The more words your child has in their “mental database,” the easier it will be for them to sound out familiar words when they start learning to read. Help develop your child's vocabulary by reading a variety of books with them, both fiction and nonfiction, and by naming the objects in your child's world.

Fun ways to develop vocabulary:

  • Explain unusual words in books—don't replace them.
  • Carry on lots of conversations with children.
  • Read non-fiction books that offer new words.
  • Show real items when possible. Especially for babies and toddlers—point to and name objects.
  • Use descriptive words whenever possible—“round ball,” “blue bear.”
  • Use words to express emotions (happy, sad, tired, scared, anxious, nervous) and use multiple words to explain ideas (when talking about being mad, say “angry,” “frustrated,” etc.).
  • Feb
    29

    Saturday Tales

    10:30 AM @ Downtown Newark - Meeting Room A

    Join us for stories and songs in this fun for all-ages storytime every Saturday! *No story time on February 8

  • Feb
    29

    Winter Wonderland Tea Party

    11:00 AM @ Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock)

    We invite you to a frosty tea party celebrating the magic of winter.

  • Mar
    01

    Library Ladies Book Club

    10:00 AM @ Buckeye Lake

    No meetings required. Just read the selection and fill out a survey.March: Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple

  • Mar
    01

    Teen Featured Book Club

    10:00 AM @ Buckeye Lake

    No meetings required. Just read the selection.March: I'm Not Dying with You Tonight by Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal

  • Mar
    01

    Bookworm Book Club

    10:00 AM @ Utica (Hervey Memorial)

    No meetings required! Just read the selection and fill out a survey.March - Still Lives by Maria Hummel