Simple, engaging pictures help children link words to ideas and learn more than 160 essential concepts.
- Understand and use more than 160 concept words
- Develop receptive and expressive vocabulary
- Improve language comprehension and direction following
The full-color illustrations reflect the experiences of preschoolers and the vocabulary reflects words they hear every day. The durable, large-size cards are perfect for little hands.
Eight categories of age-appropriate, high-frequency concepts are presented:
- attributes (e.g., loud, quiet, old, young)
- colors, shapes, and numbers (e.g., yellow, square, numbers 1 through 5)
- emotions and feelings (e.g., happy, sad, surprised)
- functional and social (e.g., no, yes, mine)
- position (e.g., inside, outside, under, over)
- quantity (e.g., empty, some, many)
- size (e.g., big, bigger, biggest)
- temporal (e.g., night, day, before, after)
The set includes 240 cards and gives you lots of flexible stimuli to:
- expand receptive and expressive vocabulary
- develop descriptive language
- improve auditory comprehension
- teach pronouns, verb tense, and plurals
- increase length of utterances
- develop question asking and answering
- improve thinking and reasoning
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- Vocabulary instruction is a cornerstone of reading comprehension (Stahl & Fairbanks, 1986).
- Successful acquisition of vocabulary is critically important to written and oral language development. Some children with specific language impairments (SLI) may need to hear a word twice as many times as their normal language peers before comprehending it (Gray, 2003).
Preschool Vocabulary Cards Concepts incorporates these principles and is based on expert professional practice.
Gray, S. (2003). Word-learning by preschoolers with specific language impairment: What predicts success. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 46, 56-67.
Stahl, S.A., & Fairbanks, M.M. (1986). The effects of vocabulary instruction: A model-based meta-analysis. Review of Educational Research, 56, 71-110.