27 November 2007

Improve Your Vocabulary and Help End World Hunger at the Same Time!

Did you know that by the age of 3 years old, children who come from high socioeconomic families with parents who are professionals or professors accumulate nearly 50 million words...

Children from working class or middle class families accumulate a little less than 30 million words by the age of three, and...

children from welfare families accumulate just barely over 10 million words by three years old.

All by the age of 3. And your vocabulary rate at age of three significantly predicts your academic achievement at 9-10 years old-- even better than IQ tests (Hart & Risley, 1995)

So what happens to deaf children who have parents who don't sign to them during that first three years of their lives? Think about it. See a young Deaf child? Go ASL with them as much as you can! :)

But what do we do as Deaf adults to improve our vocabulary skills?

We go and play www.freerice.com!

This is an online game where your vocabulary is tested. For every correct answer you give, 10 grains of rice is donated through the United Nations to end world hunger!

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