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Building vocabulary a word at a time using "The Word of the Day"

How to use music to develop foreign language vocabulary

7 ways to use your refrigerator door to build vocabulary

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7 ways to use your refrigerator door to build vocabulary

Refrigerator In most households with children, the refrigerator door is full of children's drawings and artwork. Since the refrigerator is a frequently visited place in most households, it serves as a great teaching center . . . read more

 

Building vocabulary a word at a time using "The Word of the Day"

Word of the Day A great way to build your child's foreign language vocabulary (and possibly yours too) is to use free Word of the Day resources from the internet . . . read more

 

Board games that build foreign language vocabulary and grammar skills

Scrabble Family game night can be a great bonding experience as adults and children sit down together for a fun evening around the kitchen or living room table. It can also be an oppportunity to develop foreign language vocabulary and grammar skills. So, what games are the best for helping children to develop their foreign language skills? . . . read more

 

Crossword puzzles and word searches for vocabulary development

Crossword Crossword puzzles and word searches are great for building foreign language vocabulary and they are lots of fun. You could buy crossword puzzles or word search books on Amazon if they are available in your target language or make them yourself using free software . . . read more

 

How to make your own vocabulary games

Memory Cards It can be difficult to find games in foreign languages to purchase but another option is to make them yourself on your computer. Here are some games that you can easily make at home . . . read more

 

How to use music to develop foreign language vocabulary

CD Music is a fun way to help children build their foreign language vocabulary. But what should you look for in the music and how should you use it to most effectively build your child's foreign language vocabulary? . . . read more

 

How to use TV to develop foreign language vocabulary

Family watching TV Most of us know that reading with your child can expose them to new vocabulary and develop language skills. Television, when used appropriately, can also be a tool for building vocabulary as well as exposing children to native language models. What sorts of programs should you select and what can you do while watching them to help your child get the most language development out of television time? . . . read more

 

 

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