Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Improving Receptive and Expressive Vocabulary through Reading

One great way to improve your children's receptive and expressive vocabulary skills is to spend time reading with them each day.  I like to read with my children each day for at least thirty minutes, and I have been doing this with them since they were babies.  Some of our favorites are Corduroy, Green Wilma,  and Sam's Sandwich.  Reading with your children increases their receptive and expressive vocabulary, teaches them inflection, and teaches them about rhyming and other phonemic awareness skills.  Try books that have repetition, such as Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Eric Carle, and encourage them to read it with you.

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