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Language - Set 14

Activities:

Let’s learn to understand and use words from these themes:

    • Technology (e.g., speaker, microphone, keyboard, mouse)
    • Sports (e.g., athlete, energy, to exercise, to race)
    • Nature (e.g., field, mountain, flat, steep)
  • Involve your child in planning and planting a garden or indoor planter. Talk about the parts of a plant (e.g., stem, root) and what plants need to grow (e.g., soil, light).

Let’s learn to use dictionaries or digital tools to look for definitions.

  • Have a dictionary or a digital device like a tablet close by when reading with your child or doing homework. If you come upon a word that is new to him or her, help him or her find the definition using one of these tools. Talk about how sometimes, you can figure out the meaning of a word by the text around it, but to be sure, you need to look it up. This is a great habit for your child to develop early and will support his or her independent learning throughout their life.

Let’s learn to describe the beginning, middle and ending of a narrative text.

  • Encourage your child to find a penpal (Someone to write letters to). Explain what it is and discuss topics that can be written about. For example, write about a favourite trip, something exciting that happened on the weekend, or how he or she feels that day. Encourage him or her to come up with other ideas.

Can your child consistently:

  • Understand and use words from these themes:
    • technology (e.g., speaker, microphone, keyboard, mouse)
    • sports (e.g., athlete, energy, to exercise, to race)
    • nature (e.g., field, mountain, flat, steep)
  • Use dictionaries or digital tools to look for definitions.
  • Describe the beginning, middle and ending of a narrative text.

Did you know?

Reading to a pet or toy can make reading out loud less stressful and enjoyable for your child.