25 Ways

Use these resources to find fun ways to add words to your child’s day.

Activities

Try these fun, simple activities that can be shared with children at different times during the day. Any time is a good time to help build vocabulary!

Around Town

Heading out somewhere? Download and take an activity sheet with you.

Math & Science

Looking for great math and science projects? Download these activities to do in or out of the house.

Quiet Play

Time for sitting still? Download and use these activity cards for quiet play interactions.

Word of the Week

Each Word of the Week video explains a new word and gives suggestions on how to practice them with children. Check back often—a new word is introduced each week!

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  • WOW-Leg

    Say and Play With Words #WordOfTheWeek featuring Frazier History Museum Director of Community Engagement, Rachel Platt https://vimeo.com/355321456

  • WOW-Store

    Say and Play With Words #WordOfTheWeek featuring Louisville District 6 Councilman David James https://vimeo.com/353563164    

  • WOW-Stop

    Say and Play With Words #WordOfTheWeek featuring Rina Gratz, JCPS Early Childhood Director https://vimeo.com/352058284

  • WOW-Circle

    Say and Play With Words #WordOfTheWeek featuring Theresa Reno-Weber of Metro United Way   https://vimeo.com/350815811

  • WOW-See

    Say and Play With Words #WordOfTheWeek featuring Pacifique Uwayezu of NCFL Louisville site Catholic Charities https://vimeo.com/349676895

  • WOW-Jump

    Say and Play With Words #WordOfTheWeek featuring Brooke Burnette with the National Center for Families Learning https://vimeo.com/348244597

  • WOW-Four

    Say and Play With Words #WordOfTheWeek featuring Stephany Belcher with the Slaughter Elementary NCFL Louisville Site https://vimeo.com/345554051

  • WOW-Star

    Say and Play With Words #WordOfTheWeek featuring National Center for Families Learning VP Josh Cramer https://vimeo.com/344081190

  • WOW-Park

    Say and Play With Words #WordOfTheWeek featuring Okolona Elementary School Principal, Karen Stearman https://vimeo.com/342832920

  • WOW-Play

    Say and Play With Words #WordOfTheWeek featuring Jefferson County District Court Judge, Tanisha Hickerson https://vimeo.com/341425267

  • WOW-Run

    Say and Play With Words #WordOfTheWeek featuring Metro Louisville Police Chief, Steve Conrad https://vimeo.com/340236826

  • WOW-Mouth

    Say and Play With Words #WordOfTheWeek featuring Michelle Parkerson of National Center for Families Learning https://vimeo.com/338898053

  • WOW-Out

    Say and Play With Words #WordOfTheWeek featuring Diane Porter, JCPS Board Member for District 1 https://vimeo.com/337579990

  • WOW-Flower

    Say and Play With Words #WordOfTheWeek featuring Chief of Communications and Community Relations, Renee Murphy https://vimeo.com/335868294

  • WOW-Five

    Say and Play With Words #WordOfTheWeek featuring Louisville District 4 Councilwoman Barbara Sexton-Smith https://vimeo.com/334651227

  • WOW-Down

    Say and Play With Words #WordOfTheWeek featuring Leigh Anne Burk with Junior League Louisville community service organization https://vimeo.com/333125043

  • WOW-White

    Say and Play With Words #WordOfTheWeek featuring Shervita West, Brandeis Elementary School Principal https://vimeo.com/331797500

  • WOW-Help

    Say and Play With Words #WordOfTheWeek featuring Slaughter Elementary NCFL Site leader Stephany Belcher https://vimeo.com/330835171

  • WOW-Big

    Say and Play With Words #WordOfTheWeek featuring Angel Chichester, National Center for Families Learning (NCFL). https://vimeo.com/329096370

  • WOW-Purple

    Say and Play With Words #WordOfTheWeek featuring Chrystal Hawkins of JCPS Family Engagement https://vimeo.com/326323113

  • WOW-Green

    Say and Play With Words #WordOfTheWeek featuring Becky Goetzinger of National Center for Families Learning. https://vimeo.com/316644517

  • WOW-Red

    Say and Play With Words #WordOfTheWeek featuring Denise Brown, Jefferson County Family Court Judge. https://vimeo.com/323362507

  • WOW-Baby

    Say and Play With Words #WordOfTheWeek featuring Wesley Robinson of 1st Gethsemane Baptist Church Child Development Center

  • WOW-Brown

    Say and Play With Words #WordOfTheWeek featuring Dave Christopher of AMPED (Academy of Music Production Education and Development) https://vimeo.com/320505683

  • WOW-Blue

    Say and Play With Words #WordOfTheWeek featuring Jaylin Stewart of Louisville Urban League https://vimeo.com/318240928

  • WOW-Heart

    Say and Play With Words #WordOfTheWeek featuring Keisha Dorsey, Metro Louisville Councilwoman, District 3. https://vimeo.com/316644517

  • WOW-Arm

    Say and Play With Words #WordOfTheWeek featuring Monica Stewart of AMPED (Academy of Music Production Education and Development) https://vimeo.com/315499410

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