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“Never make fun of someone if they mispronounce a word. It means they learned it by reading” - Anonymous
Knowledge of the world is crucial to a child's ability to talk, read and write coherently and with understanding. Key to children developing their vocabulary skills-base, is regular exposure to quality spoken language that is modelled for them at home and at at school alongside regular access to challenging and engaging texts (fiction and non-fiction) that can be read often. Knowledge of the world vocabulary is that which can be developed through topic-related reading of non-fiction texts, magazines and newspapers. Any opportunity that can be provided at home to expose children to ambitious vocabulary and that also encourages them to experiment with words, will build upon and reinforce the daily vocabulary drive EYFS-Year 6 children are enjoying in school. Reading fiction is a source of great pleasure to many children and adults alike, but without knowledge of the world vocabulary the meaning and/or essential details of a story can too often sadly be lost. Having a wide vocabulary bank at their disposal will also help refine a child's communication and interpersonal skills, in turn helping them mature into articulate and confident speakers.

Mrs Wordsmith Vocabulary Resource

Designed for ages 6–13

Work books, word cards, flip-charts and more to broaden your child’s vocabulary and help them develop the storytelling skills to excel at school and succeed in life.

Designed for ages 2–5

Get your child ready for school. The 'Social Journey' and flip-chart resource introduces the words to help your child express how they feel, develop their creativity and improve their communication skills. Illustrated by the Hollywood artists behind Madagascar. For ages 2–4.

Where to find new vocabulary

Vocabulary games to play