Storyhour this week stressed Vocabulary. This pre-reading skill is essential because the more words children hear and understand, the more ready they will be to learn to read. Books use words that children will not hear in everyday conversation or on television. So reading aloud to your child helps build their vocabulary.
More tips for working on vocabulary with your child:
When your child talks to you, add more detail to what she says.
Read non-fiction books on subjects that your child likes.