This week’s lessons will focus on building vocabulary. It is important for people of all ages to continuously expand their vocabulary bank, but it is particularly important during the early years. Research has proven that “We can do more in the early years to ensure rapid vocabulary development and greater comprehension of grade-level texts in the upper grades” (Biemiller, A. (2001). Teaching Vocabulary: Early, direct, and sequential. The American Educator, 25(1), 24-28.). Vocabulary is directly connected to the ability to comprehend text that has been read or heard. Engage in language rich, meaningful conversations with your child. Most language and new vocabulary is learned during incidental learning.