Parents’ Guide to Enhance Kids’ Vocabulary

Experts say that a strong vocabulary helps inculcate better comprehension and communication. However, to make your kids fall in love with searching for and identifying new words is not an easy task. To overcome this challenge, parents can embark on some of these interesting ways to help children expand their vocabulary.

Introduce them to the world of Books

Reading is not only a good habit but it also helps children to learn new words. Take them to the library or gift them a book. You can ask them to use at least a new word they have learnt from the book.Parents’ Guide to Enhance Kids’ Vocabulary

Play Word Games

Word games are one of the best vocabulary development strategies for your kids. Buy some games or install some gaming apps on your smartphones and encourage them to play those during their free time. Read more

Vocabulary ‘Made’ Easy

Deciphering the meaning of words with the knowledge of roots makes learning an easy and enjoyable experience. A good knowledge of these roots helps in deriving the meanings of hundreds of words based on them thereby enhancing your English vocabulary.

Many words in the English language are ‘made’ with the help of root words ‘fac’, ‘fic’, and ‘fact’. But do you know the fun part? These root words also mean “to make” or “to do” something. The source of these roots is facere and its form factus, which fundamentally are Latin in their origin.

Let us understand how words are ‘made’ with some of the most significant roots in the English language through some examples.Enhancing English Vocabulary With Root Words

A factory is a place where something is ‘made.’ Manufacture means to ‘make’ something on a large scale using machinery. Read more

Pull your weight for the root ‘Tract’

Aren’t we all familiar with that plastic semicircle called ‘Protractor’ while we study geometry or that very powerful vehicle for farming called ‘Tractor’? Have you ever wondered where from these commonly used terms come?

best ways to improve English vocabulary from root words

You will be amazed to know that both the words have their root back to the Latin verb trahere or ‘tract’, which means pull or drag. Infact, majority of our English words have actually been borrowed from Latin. Therefore, learning these root words becomes one of the best ways to improve English vocabulary.
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Import ‘Port’ Into Your Brain to Enrich Your Lexis

Taking an online course or attending an English class can definitely enhance the vocabulary of your kids. But don’t these approaches get tedious and subsequently take its toll on young brains?

In a world where everybody is talking of innovations and being smart, for sure you would want an easy, fun way to help your children build English vocabulary. How about songs, dancing, and building your lexis all at one go? Import ‘Port’ Into Your Brain to Enrich Your Lexis

Let’s start the ball rolling with one of the Vocab Tunes’ songs ‘Get Carried away’, comprising a widely used Latin root word ‘Port’.

The word ‘port’ means ‘carry’. If we add prefixes such as im- and ex- before ‘port’ then it will create two new words import and export. Here, both words convey the same meaning ‘carry’ but are used differently. When one state imports goods from another state, it ‘carries’ them into its own land. Conversely, exporting goods mean to ‘carry’ them out from one state to another.
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Get ‘HOLD’ of a Perfect ‘TEN’

Have you ever wondered that understanding the Latin roots and searching for new English words can be great fun? Learning only the root-words will surely help your kids build familiarity with thousands of words. So tapping our feet to the tunes of ‘Move Along’, let’s see how we can ‘hold’ the root ‘ten’ in our memories.

Vocabtunes: Learn English Vocabulary From Root-Word

A root or a root-word is a basic word with no prefix or suffix added to it. The Latin root word ‘ten’ means ‘hold’. An easiest way to remember this root is through the word ‘tenant’, which means the ‘holder’ of the lease. The root words ‘tend’, ‘tens’, and ‘tent’ also come from the Latin, meaning ‘stretch and strain’.

Let’s go through the following examples to understand some of the English words based on these roots:

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