Marvelous Vocabulary

Millie's Marvellous HatTalking about the pictures in storybooks with children, naming things, and telling them something about what is in the pictures will build their vocabulary and help them later as they try to understand what they read. For example, when you read the book Millie’s Marvellous Hat by Satoshi Kitamura, you can point out and name some of the different hats in the park, such as Accordion, Chameleon, Metronome, Trophy, Submarine, etc. Researchers have found that children with a large vocabulary—who have heard a lot of different words—find it easier to read when the time comes.

 –Tip by Brad J., Youth Technology Librarian