I heard an interesting comment on the John Tesh Show the other day……..a child’s vocabulary, when they enter kindergarten, is an indicator of how well they will succeed in school.
Simply said, this means children need experiences to introduce them to new objects or situations. Seeing something, attaching a name to it………this is what increases a child’s vocabulary.
I’ve used several methods to teach Korean students English vocabulary. They’ve enjoyed pictures in books and I Spy games but the vocabulary they learned the fastest, understood and remembered were the objects they could touch.
“Tell me and I’ll forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I’ll understand.”