Words Are Here, There, and EverywhereEspañol See more Tool Kits
When children learn new words, it inspires their natural curiosity to explore and discover
more about the world around them. Boosting a child's vocabulary can be as easy as
engaging him or her in fun, simple activities and conversations during everyday moments.
The more children are encouraged to learn new words—especially in areas such as
science, the arts, and math—the stronger their foundation will be for school readiness and future success.
More on iTunes
More Multimedia Tools
- #1 Related Words Look around you and see how one word can lead to another! For example, you might see a humongous building and think of other size-related words to describe big and small things—like enormous and huge; or miniature and microscopic. How many more can you and your child think of? Share Share via email Share via Twitter Share via Facebook
- #2 Color Words Explore all kinds of color words: Look through a box of crayons and challenge your child to learn new color names—like fuchsia, periwinkle, beige, or turquoise. Are the colors pale and pastel or bright and vivid? Then look around the room and see if you can find objects that match those colors. Share Share via email Share via Twitter Share via Facebook
- #3 Movement Words Being active can lead to exploring movement words. It can also help your child release some energy! When it's time to get up and shake the sillies out, invite your child to move the way a different animal might. Help him find a word to describe the movement—like slither, pounce, or crouch. Share Share via email Share via Twitter Share via Facebook
- #4 Word of the Week Choose a "word of the week" and use it repeatedly in different contexts. For example, encourage your child to point out all the times that week she sees a liquid—coming from a faucet, pouring from a cup, or even falling from the sky. Repetition is key to learning new vocabulary, so it's important not only to learn new words, but also to practice using old ones. Share Share via email Share via Twitter Share via Facebook
About This ProjectPress Room ›
Sesame Workshop, in partnership with PNC Grow Up Great, developed Words Are Here, There, and Everywhere: a new bilingual multimedia initiative that provides a variety of resources to help develop young children's vocabulary, building on their natural curiosity around science, the arts, and math.