Small children throw temper tantrums and we tell them to “USE your words,” yet we need to help equip them with a more varied vocabulary so they can adequately express themselves. If we only provide a basic toolbox, there will be many thins that fall in between the cracks. Nothing is more frustrating than the space between what we say and what we mean. The furthest distance between two people is misunderstanding. I have been on a mission to teach big words to my little person! Synonym, my daughter and sidekick is in kindergarten, but she has always been my June SAT. She is a veritable sponge when it comes to learning and growth, so I don’t hold back when I speak to her. Many children’s books use big words that I often pause to explain. Though last night instead of telling, I asked her if she could tell me what the big words we read meant, and she was right on target. My Loquacious Mama, Synonym’s Gaga, started her on a Bird of the Day journey, by having her make nine birds for me. This then led her to want to keep going. We made nine historical birds for Homonym, then I made nine character trait birds for her. She is making nine Butterflies with compound words for Gaga. And so it continues. I delight when she asks me what my word of the day is and wants to rush to her white board to sketch me a picture. I am so enjoying this journey with her! I have just been posting the birds each morning on my Vocabulary Girl Facebook page. Like me there to follow along. I want to post them on here now too. Enjoy, and let me know if there is a category you would like to see us cover! Thanks for learning with us!