This week’s lessons will focus on vocabulary development. When your child becomes an independent reader knowing many words and word meanings will help with reading comprehension (understanding what is being read). In addition to the games and activities suggested this week, try to find “teachable moments” throughout your day-to-day activities. A walk in the park, a trip to the store or a drive to a friend’s house can provide wonderful opportunities to expose your child to new language. Simply reading and talking with your child is a great way to expand her word bank!