Activity: Word Wizard
Learning new words and using them can be both fun and challenging for kids. Children begin to build their vocabulary early on, typically having a vocabulary of around 50 words by the age of 18 months. Children with a strong vocabulary are better able to comprehend what they hear or read. They also learn to communicate their feelings, better express their needs, and ideas. A good vocabulary can help them improve all areas of communication; listening, speaking, writing, reading and writing. Young children are like sponges, they absorb the world around them. So it is important to immerse them in language right from the start.
Let’s become a word wizard, one word at a time! :)
Things You Will Need
- Cardboard 20x30cm
- Plain cloth
- Glue or Stapler
- Sticky notes, or Tape & paper
- Thick pen
- Match sticks or toothpicks
While you follow the activity, ensure you focus on
- Language skills: Letter and sound recognition, learning A-Z in order, learning to write alphabets, pronunciation, vocabulary building.
- Fine Motor: Pasting, doing tactile, writing, tracing, texture tracing.
- Life skills: Communication, following instructions.
- Cognitive skills: Sequencing, hand-eye coordination.
- Gross motor: Walking to and fro, picking
Let's Get Started :)
Below is a list of resources, to help you conduct the activity with ease!
- Activity Video
Watch and follow along!
- List of words
An alphabetic list of words you can use as a starting point!
Activity Adaptation & Variations
For children with low vision
Use high contrast pen and board
For children with blindness
Use tactile letterforms and their corresponding braille letters. If your child isn’t already exposed to braille, this is a good time to introduce them to the six-cell structure of the braille letter
We hope your child enjoys this activity and it gives them a good start to building their vocabulary.
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