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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.).
  • May

    Onsite Help/Ask a Techspert - Buckeye Lake

    10:00 AM @ Buckeye Lake

    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!

  • May

    Homeschool STEAM Building

    1:00 PM @ Downtown Newark - Lower Level Story Time Room

    The Homeschool Series is designed to cover STEAM subjects for children in grades K-5. Have fun in this sometimes messy, but always fun, program involving science, technology, engineering, art and math...

  • May

    All About Bugs!

    10:30 AM @ Hebron

    Let's read about bugs and then explore our outdoor garden to see what insects live among the plants and soil.

  • May

    Next Chapter Book Club

    12:30 PM @ Downtown Newark - Teen Zone

    April: The Call of the Wild and White Fang by Jack LondonMay: The Call of the Wild and White Fang by Jack London June: The Call of the Wild and White Fang by Jack London

  • May

    Coding Part II: Logic and Structure Common to all Coding Languages

    4:30 PM @ Community Outreach Program

    A continuation of basic coding principles fundamental to every coding language through hands-on activities and games. No coding experience required. Please register with Ohio Means Jobs.Will be held a...