Helping Your Child with Vocabulary Homework

It’s nice to be able to help your children with their homework.

My daughter is getting some difficult vocabulary words this year.  She’s having trouble remembering them, so I decided to make quick illustrations to go with each word.  I think she remembers visually, so hopefully this will help.

The important thing is to do quick drawings that make a statement to help the child remember.  (Preferably, with handwriting better than mine!)

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I tried to fit as many illustrations as I could on each page.  This way I could hang them on the fridge and she could see them throughout the week. 

If your child needs vocabulary help, try this technique out!  She can even help you draw them if she wants to.

Good luck helping with homework!

Mama Lisa

UPDATE: Of course, it helps to use the vocabulary words throughout the week as much as possible.  I drew all of the illustrations for my daughter, so now I’m having her color in a couple a day (or add details).  Then we discuss the words she colored in that day.  All of this helps to make the words more vivid and memorable to the child.

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