WOW! Word™ of the Week: INCREASE

by Babs Hadjusiewicz April 13, 2015




WOW! Word™ of the Week: INCREASE


A WOW! Word™ is any word that, when used by a child in conversation, causes the listener to sit up
and take notice. That's positive attention, mind you. Positive attention that generally includes the verbal response, "Wow!"

It's true. WOW! Words invite children––regardless of natural or learned language abilities––to be confident and powerful talkers, talkers who hold their listeners' attention.

To introduce a new WOW! Word, merely begin using the word and any of its forms––increase, increased, increasing––often and every day. Look for opportunities to use the WOW! Word in daily conversations for a week or more. Then continue using the word as you add to your ever-growing collection of WOW! Words.  

It's noteworthy when your infant shows she understands words like bye-byemommy, or daddy. So too, you'll notice her understanding of each new WOW! Word. And when she begins to lead those conversations, she'll just naturally use every kind of word you've been modeling for her.

Use the word in sentences, such as: 

  1. Look how you increased the height of that block tower.
  2. Oops, what happened when you increased its height again?
  3. When we move things around, it seems to increase the space.
  4. We increased the size of the picture. 
  5. Daddy says we're increasing the garden this year. 

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      WOW! Words™ by Babsy B.  

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