"Vocabulary knowledge is knowledge; the knowledge of a word not only implies a definition, but also implies how that word fits into the world." --Steven A. Stahl, Teaching Word Meanings (2005)
Help your child explore words in multiple contexts so that she can build a deeper understanding of word meanings.

AT HOME, AT THE PARK, OR IN THE BACKYARD – Animals are all around us, including our yards. Explore Backyard Critters with your baby to expand her Scientific Knowledge about some common backyard animals. While looking at the pictures, describe the different colors, shapes, and sizes of the animals, and any of their habits that you know.


What will Your child learn?
Language Development
  • Receptive Language
  • Vocabulary Knowledge
  • Appreciation and Knowledge of Books and Stories
  • Awareness of Print and Illustrations
Physical Development
  • Not developed during this play
Cognitive Development
  • Scientific Knowledge
  • Knowledge of Common Objects
  • Exploring Shapes and Sizes
  • Appreciation of Community and Culture
What did your child learn?
Social Emotional Development
  • Not developed during this play
Language Development
  • Receptive Language
  • Vocabulary Knowledge
  • Appreciation and Knowledge of Books and Stories
  • Awareness of Print and Illustrations
Physical Development
  • Not developed during this play
Cognitive Development
  • Scientific Knowledge
  • Knowledge of Common Objects
  • Exploring Shapes and Sizes
  • Appreciation of Community and Culture


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