Building Vocabulary

Neuman, Susan B.
September 2004
Scholastic Parent & Child;Sep2004, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p31
The article answers a query related to building vocabulary among children. The answer of a parent's query related to a child who is not been using lots of new words when he speaks, is that all children acquire language at a different pace. Most likely, this child knows far more words than his parents think. Children often do not use all the words they know in their daily conversations. There is a difference between what they know and what they say. At this age, the child's receptive language is more developed than his expressive language.


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