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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.).
  • Mar

    Onsite Help/Ask a Techspert - Utica

    10:00 AM @ Utica (Hervey Memorial)

    Do you have a question about technology? Drop by or schedule an appointment about your laptop, smartphone, tablet, Kindle, software or other technology needs. Call 740.349.5509 today!

  • Mar

    FREE Tax Preparation

    12:30 PM @ Downtown Newark - Meeting Room A

    The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program uses IRS-certified volunteers to prepare and e-file federal, state and school district tax returns for income-eligible citizens, at no cost to them. ...

  • Mar

    Bookmobile Stops

    3:30 PM @ Bookmobile

    Reddington Condos 3:30-4:00Eden Community Center 4:30-5:00Shalimar 5:15-5:45Marne 6:00-6:30

  • Mar

    Parent Table Talk Series: Communication Stategies for Parents of Teens

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  • Mar

    AARP Tax Assistance - Johnstown

    10:00 AM @ Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock)

    AARP professionally trained volunteers to prepare federal, state and local tax returns for low and middle-income taxpayers, with special attention to those sixty and older. You need to bring a photo I...