In the 2023 Oxford Language Report, we share perspectives from parents and teachers about how they approach vocabulary building, as well as the challenges they face. From these findings, we’ve been able to draw out shared themes and new insights into how we can work together to support children’s vocabulary development to allow them to flourish.
This short report focuses on supporting children’s vocabulary development at home or with family. To build a strong vocabulary, children need to come into contact with a wide variety of different words in speech and in text, in different contexts and settings, and hear these words a lot. With this in mind, the reserach report brings together insights from parents, carers and teachers, and offers practical tips for how we can all approach this together.
In this report, we share:
• perspectives from parents, carers and teachers about how they approach vocabulary building
• ways in which parents and schools can work together to support children’s vocabulary
• a useful range of tried and tested vocabularybuilding techniques for families to try at home
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