Novel Words, Birth to Five

Conversations help children develop varied vocabularies. Find out how to use everyday talks with children to help them learn more vocabulary words.

Supporting Materials

Tips for Teachers: Introducing Novel Words to Young Infants [PDF, 110KB]

Tips for Teachers: Introducing Novel Words to Older Infants and Toddlers [PDF, 111KB]

Tips for Teachers: Introducing Novel Words to Preschoolers [PDF, 111KB]

Tools for Teachers [PDF, 106KB]

Tools for Supervisors [PDF, 113KB]

Helpful Resources: Infants and Toddlers [PDF, 113KB]

Helpful Resources: Preschool [PDF, 134KB]

Materials for Trainers

Presentation [PPTX, 172MB]

Optional Slide [PPTX, 966KB]

Presenter Notes [PDF, 2.2MB]

Learning Activity: Conversations from Books for Infants and Toddlers [PDF, 110KB]

Learning Activity: Conversations from Books for Preschoolers [PDF, 108KB]

Learning Activity: Brainstorming Novel Words Around the Indoor and Outdoor Environments—Infants and Toddlers [PDF, 106KB]

Learning Activity: Brainstorming Novel Words Around the Classroom—Preschoolers [PDF, 106KB]

Learning Activity: Developing an Action Plan [PDF, 109KB]

Learning Activity: Filling In Children’s Phrases [PPTX, 3.3MB]

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