Learning and retaining the meaning of new words is easier when you learn them in context. This game reinforces new vocabulary words by using them three different ways in three different sentences.
What this activity will develop:
What you'll need:
What to do:
Write down three sentences that include a new word, substituting the word glob for the word. For example:
• I used to go to Grandma's glob, but I don't go as much now.
• I glob eat ice cream for dessert.
• My mom's car breaks down glob.
After writing the three sentences, ask your child if he or she knows the word. Next, ask your child to think of a new sentence with the word in it. Continue the game with more sentences made up for other new words.
For more focused play, try using vocabulary words your kids are learning in school. Try making up sentences using the words from a spelling or vocabulary list your child brings home. Have your child match the vocabulary word to the sentence.