As your child learns to read, and he or she is actually combining many kinds of knowledge and skills such as learning spoken words, recognizing sounds in words, learning letter names and sounds, sight words, and comprehension.

The collection of spoken words that a child understands is called his oral vocabulary. The larger a child’s oral vocabulary, the more words will he be able to read and understand. The best way to increase a child’s oral vocabulary is to talk together about people and things that are in your child’s world. You can also build oral vocabulary when you share books, stories, songs, and rhymes and talk about the meanings of words.

Illustration in our books helps children get a clear understanding of the meanings of the words.