Any suggestions??

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Any suggestions??
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Sun, 04-28-2013 - 1:32pm

As a child's parent what activities or games do you introduce your child with to help expand his vocabulary? Are there any games as such? Please add your replies.

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Sun, 04-28-2013 - 8:21pm

I have a four month old son, but I also used to teach first grade. Ways to increase vocabulary is by talking, singing, nursery rhymes, no baby talk, reading, and show and tell.

By show and tell, I mean when you're out walking or really just doing things around the house you can describe colors, smells, sounds, or how things feel. For instance, when I give my son a bath, I'll talk to him and say "I'm going to get you wet, so I can wash you. Now, I have add soap, so you can get clean. Okay, now I'm going to wash your head, back, arms, etc." He also has bath toys, so I'll describe what they are and the colors. It sounds kind of silly, but it does help. Plus, I've been singing and telling him nursery rhymes since he was born and reading to him since he was a month old. He's been cooing since 2-months and will say "ooh" "ah" "ah boo" (this is what we say when we play peek a boo) and make the m" sound.

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Fri, 05-03-2013 - 7:09am

Thank you for the valuable reply. I also feel that talking to kids like you talk to adults makes them listen and understand the meaning of the sentences even if they don't understand the exact meaning of the words. Reading out stories also helps a lot.