Does my child really need to practice vocabulary skills? How important is it? Mastering words in essential to academic success and being able to communicate effectively. Building vocabulary skills improves reading comprehension and reading fluency. Without building a large vocabulary, students cannot read successfully and their future is in jeopardy. Good jobs demand a good vocabulary.
Kids are influenced by what is around them. If you want your child’s vocabulary to grow, be aware of how you speak around them. Play vocabulary games at home with them. One thing I have my daughter do for her vocabulary lessons is to draw and color a picture of the vocabulary word, write the meaning, and use it in a sentence. She also plays fun online flash vocabulary games.