I just had to share a funny story from last night. I had Parker in the bath and he pushed some of his toys to the bottom of the bathtub. He said, “Mommy, these are buoyant!” He explained to me that buoyant meant the toys would go to the top of the water. I agreed with him and asked who taught him the word buoyant. “Daddy,” he said. “He’s really smart.”
It just goes to show we can’t assume that just because kids are so young they shouldn’t be taught bigger ideas or vocabulary. Expose your children to your everyday vocabulary. Don’t water it down. Help them establish strong background knowledge. Your kids will surprise you with what they absorb!