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WOW! Word™ of the Week: INQUIRE

by Babsy B January 11, 2015

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––available, availability––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.

This week's WOW! Word: Inquire

Use the word (or forms of the word) in sentences, such as:

  1. I will inquire about the store hours before driving there.
  2. We knock on the door to inquire whether anyone is at home.
  3. Let’s inquire if Grammie wants to go with us.
  4. I can make a phone call to inquire where she lives.
  5. I liked how you inquired for more milk.



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