Importance of vocabulary instruction in the early years

He made his name as how it should be spelled :)

I am finishing my Reading specialist program (hence the absence of posts) and am learning a lot of information. One of the benefits of studying online is not the amount of new knowledge gained but the incessant possibilities of applying such knowledge in practice. One of the things I tackled on one of my courses is the need for parent information on vocabulary development and how to create a literacy rich environment to promote it.

Attached is a  paper I wrote for the course and it is still a work in progress but Vocabulary Instruction for Young Children presents the importance of vocabulary instruction, why I feel it is missing in the early childhood education scene and possible activities that can be done to help children improve on their vocabulary.

For parents and educators wishing to read more on Vocabulary development here are some very interesting websites to start you off:

If you are like me, you would probably be reading one resource after another and wishing for more! Perhaps we can start a link up of resources found on this topic? Would love to know what others have in their list of must-read articles or even books!

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2 thoughts on “Importance of vocabulary instruction in the early years

  1. I usually do not drop many responses, but i did a few searching and wound up here Importance of vocabulary instruction in the early years | Visibly Engaged.
    And I do have 2 questions for you if it’s allright. Is it only me or does it look as if like some of the responses appear like written by brain dead visitors? 😛 And, if you are writing on other online social sites, I would like to keep up with everything new you have to post. Could you make a list of the complete urls of your communal sites like your Facebook page, twitter feed, or linkedin profile?

    • Thank you for commenting on my blog post. I will take your words as compliments and run with it 🙂 kidding aside, you can find more about my work at my about.me profile. May I know why the interest in what I wrote? I do hope it was of use to you personally or professionally.

      Looking forward for more enganging comments from you. 🙂

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