Building Baby’s Vocabulary

If You're Happy and You Know ItBuilding a strong vocabulary is an important part of early literacy.  With babies and toddlers, almost any word can be a new word for them to learn!  When you sing the song “If You’re Happy and You Know It” with different actions—clap your hands, pat your head, tap your toes, touch your nose—it helps your child practice vocabulary words for types of actions and parts of the body.  Make up new verses with different actions and other body parts that your child is learning to name!

-Tip by Jan P., Preschool/Childcare Liaison