Helping Kids Develop a Way with Words

Children can quickly learn new words and different ways of using them. By helping your kids to develop a way with words, they can have a better vocabulary and even a good imagination. Being good with words can involve a lot of things, from reading and writing to spelling, imagination, and even confidence. If you want your children to be excellent wordsmiths, you can do activities with them that encourage them to work on their language skills. It doesn’t have to be boring school work to get them using new words. There are fun games and other things to try that they will enjoy.

Helping Kids Develop a Way with Words

Encourage Reading

Reading with your children and encouraging them to read on their own is a fantastic way to get them to improve their skills and learn new words. It’s not always easy to find time to read with your kids, but it’s worth it if you want them to become avid readers. Just a few minutes each day could make a difference. Not all children are keen on reading, but you can encourage them to read in many different ways. It doesn’t have to be a book. Reading a magazine, website, or even the back of a cereal packet still counts as reading.

Explore Different Media

As well as reading, it’s great to encourage your kids to explore other ways to see and hear new words. There’s a variety of reading materials, but they can also learn words from listening to audiobooks or podcasts, as well as watching TV, theatre, and other types of entertainment. It’s important to hear words out loud, as well as to see them written down, so exploring different types of media can be great for your kids. Doing lots of different things with them can increase their exposure to different vocabulary.

Play Word Games

Word games as a fantastic way to help your kids with a number of different word-related skills. It can help them with their spelling, vocabulary, memory, and lots of other skills. There are plenty of different games they can try out, from Boggle to Scrabble. They might find it useful to use a tool that helps them to unscramble 7 letter words for Scrabble, to help them learn a few new things. Word games can really challenge your kids and get them thinking so that they use words that they might not usually use. They’re often great for testing spelling too, which is a good skill to work on.

Encourage Imagination

Encouraging your children to use their imagination is another great way to get them using a wider vocabulary. By making up stories or playing imaginative games, they will be employing their language skills in a few different ways. Writing down the stories that they come up with will also help them with their spelling, grammar, punctuation, and handwriting skills. Encourage them to use their imaginations in their own way and have fun while doing it.

Help your kids develop a way with words by engaging in lots of different activities that will get them to think about how they use their words and learn new things.

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Jess Benoit

Jess is a homeschooling mama of 3, wife, gamer, Whovian, Nerd

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