Did you know that vocabulary is one of the best predictors of a child’s educational achievement? Typically, a student needs 12 instructional encounters to fully know a word. This is one reason why talking with your child about their ‘fridge words’ was suggested as a valuable home learning activity in the 74 Fun Things To Do Out Of School resource. Parents and carers can support their child’s vocabulary development by having conversations and asking questions about new and interesting words. You may like to ask your child about a current area of study at school, and see if you can come up with a list of topic words to put on the fridge and discuss together. For more ideas on ways you can help your child expand their vocabulary, visit the following link: helping your child build a strong vocabulary

For the fridge words template, click here: Fridge words template