• Engage your child in conversations every day. If possible, include new and interesting words in your conversation.
    • Read to your child each day. When the book contains a new or interesting word, pause and discuss the meaning of that word.  After you're done reading, engage your child in a conversation about the book.
    • Help build word knowledge by classifying and grouping objects or pictures while naming them.
    • Help build your child's understanding of language by playing verbal games and telling jokes and stories.
    • Encourage your child to read on his own. The more children read, the more words they encounter and learn.