The English vocabulary is a varied and evolving thing, vocabulary puzzles are excellent tools which can be used to improve those skills.
Vocabulary development is a process by which people acquire words. Babbling shifts towards meaningful speech as infants grow and produce their first words around the age of one year. In early word learning, infants build their vocabulary slowly. By the age of 18 months, infants can typically produce about 50 words and begin to make word combinations.
In order to build their vocabularies, infants must learn about the meanings that words carry.
From an early age, infants use language to communicate. Caregivers and other family members use language to teach children about how to act in society. Through active directions, adults often offer children cues for understanding the meaning of words.
Throughout their school years, children continue to build their vocabulary. In particular, children begin to learn abstract words. Beginning around age 3-5, word learning takes place both in conversation and through reading. Word learning often involves physical context, builds on prior knowledge, and includes semantic support. The phonological loop ( through practiced pronunciation )and short term memory may both play an important role in vocabulary development.
Learning new words and phrases can often be a daunting task that is why we feel it is vital to find unique and refreshing ways to introduce words to a person, so we have designed these following free-form crossword style puzzles to help build your vocabulary. Remember all of these puzzles are always 'FREE' to download!
Strategy and Tips:
Like many other crossword-style puzzles the words are arranged in both across and down orientations, with the words interlaced.
One difference between the standard crossword and these puzzles is that after the clues a word list ( Vocabulary words ) is attached to each puzzle.
**Our recommendation **
Scan the Vocabulary word list and enter the words you are sure the definitions of first.
For additional crossword assistance visit : CROSSWORD HELP
DOWNLOADABLE VOCABULARY PUZZLES
Below are some additional fun puzzles that help build vocabulary skills