Tuesday, July 2, 2013

9 Smart Ways to Help Build Your Child’s Vocabulary

9 Smart Ways to Help Build Your Child’s Vocabulary: “There’s a lot of emphasis on vocabulary these days, which is interesting, because little kids are essentially word-learning machines,” says Christine Dollaghan, Ph.D., professor in the school of behavioral and brain sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas. “It’s hard for them to avoid learning new words, and the best thing that parents can do is really just talk to their children all the time. Experts call this ‘bathing’ your child in language, and the more your talk and the more words you use, the larger your child’s vocabulary will be.”

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