Have you been searching for a fun and engaging way to expand you child’s vocabulary? No need to look any further! I am beyond excited to share a couple amazing new products with you from Mrs. Wordsmith – The Narrative Journey and The Social Journey.
Geared towards ages 2-5, The Social Journey focuses on teaching your little one learn new words that will help develop their social and emotional intelligence. For the last month, Booger has been using this set to learn a variety of words that fall into 5 categories: hungry, eat, make, funny, and share.
The first month’s kit comes with a full color workbook, a stand to hold the workbook, a set of flashcards, and a picture book.
Booger absolutely LOVES this program. The first thing he asks every morning is, “What’s my word of the day?” Each day the picture instantly grabs his attention and helps him remember the word and its meaning. The activities on the back of each page further reinforce the learning.
The Narrative Journey is meant for children ages 6-13. This set focuses on building the vocabulary that is essential to storytelling. Over the course of the month, Monkey has learned words to describe characters – different ways to describe eyes, as well as beautiful words, big or fat words, small or thin words, confident words, shy or uncertain words, clever or sly words, and clumsy or silly words.
The first month’s kit for The Narrative Journey comes with the workbook, a stand, and a deck of cards.
Monkey’s favorite part was the illustrations. Each day’s page includes the new vocabulary word with its matching illustration and definition on one side. On the reverse side, there are 2 activities – the first is identifying synonyms and word pairs for the new vocabulary word, then writing a sentence using your favorite word pair from the first activity. After each category, there is also a review page that covers all the words included in that category.
We have thoroughly enjoyed our time using the Mrs. Wordsmith Social and Narrative Journey kits. The boys vocabulary has exploded in such a short time! The first time Booger told his Nana that he was feeling a bit ‘peckish,’ she about died laughing!
I feel that the recommended ages for each set is appropriate, but Booger had no problem learning the words from the Narrative Journey along with Monkey. In fact, Booger was better at remembering the words based the picture than Monkey was. So if your kiddo has a knack for words, don’t shy away from the Narrative Journey based solely on the age range.
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