Vocabulary is more important than you think. Indeed, the number of words children know is a strong predictor of a range of outcomes. The more words a child knows early in their lives, the better they will do in terms of literacy later on, and the better they will do in terms of a number of other outcomes. And it's not just the number of words, but the quality, too, that can affect these outcomes.
With this in mind, this book intends to give the reader another tool to be able to increase the size of their vocabulary to help you improve your outcome, no matter what your age. And, let's face it, it can be fun to learn new things. Including words!
For each day of the year, a word is provided, along with a definition, and example of how the word might be used, and a comment from the author - an interesting fact associated with the word, some etymology (word history) or some irreverent banter!