Wanda Wonder Words

Rock out with Wanda while you learn some new big words!

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While Playing: 
  • Sit with your child while he/she is playing, either with your child on your lap or next to you.
  • Repeat the big word that Wanda is teaching, and encourage your child to repeat it, also.
  • Talk about the synonyms that you see on the screen. Ask your child questions like, "do you think 'elated' means grass, happy, pencil or ball?"
  • Try to sing along with Wanda after you and your child get all the questions correct!

 

Ontario Curriculum Connections: 

Playing the game Wanda Wonder Words helps your child meet many learning goals, one of which is the following:

The Kindergarten Program

Language

Use reading strategies that are appropriate for beginning readers in order to make sense of a variety of written materials.

 

 

At-Home Activities: 

Your child will love learning new words!

  • Try introducing your child to a new word every day.
  • Use a dictionary, or visit an online dictionary.
  • Have your child choose a letter.
  • Flip to that letter. Ask your child to close his/her eyes and touch a random word. (Make sure it's age-appropriate)
  • Read out the definition to your child, and use the new word in a sentence. Encourage your child to use it in a sentence, too!
  • Have your child write the word down in a special "Big Word Notebook"
  • Throughout the day, try to use the new word as much as possible, cheering or clapping every time you or your child uses it!