Raise a solid reader with spicy words

By Lydia Cisaruk

Director of Communications, Learning Care Group

What spicy words have you used today? At La Petite Academy, preschoolers are learning fun and powerful new ways to express themselves with surprisingly sophisticated vocabulary. Words like enormous, creeping and fierce are celebrated as children first discover, then try out newly acquired expressions.

“Children need to have a rich and robust oral language vocabulary in order to prepare them for success in school,” said Dr. Susan Canizares, Chief Academic Officer at Le Petite Acedemy. “We celebrate spicy words in our classrooms ev­ery day, introducing children to precise and in­triguing ways to describe concepts they already know. This is the basis of oral language learning, helping lay the foundation for language children will encounter as readers beginning in second grade and into adulthood.”

For children at La Petite Academy, discovering spicy words is a favorite part of every school day…

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