Each individual has comprehensive vocabulary and an expressive vocabulary. Comprehensive vocabulary is the one with most words but not used a lot and expressive vocabulary is the most used words but a smaller set of the words.
The key to building a strong vocabulary is to learn the right words at the right time. By learning the words that your child will actually encounter during their primary/secondary years.
Unlimited worksheets and questions, available for years 3, 4, 5, and 6. Use the app as many times as you can in a day
Activities like games, quizzes, anagrams, and videos are incorporated within the system to fill the mind gaps and achieve more in-depth learning.
Flashcards help the child build connections within words and not just memorize but also understand and learn its meaning. It counteracts the mind's natural preference to learn through links.
Every parent can check their child's solved worksheet through the child's dashboard. Kidsmart enables the retry worksheet feature to encourage children to practice more and attain maximum score.
Researches have shown that games trigger dopamine release, which is a feel-good hormone; this motivates the child to play and practice more.
Learning goals are different for different year students. KidSmart makes it easier by allowing you to choose your learning according to which year your child is in.
Vocabulary is an indispensable tool to make your writing more powerful, creative and effective. Using the right words and avoiding vague words will help you say exactly what you mean. For the 11 plus exam, it is vital to get the 11 plus vocabulary expanded to include words from various topics, moods, settings, emotions etc. Having a good range of words and their synonyms in your repertoire to pull out to showcase your writing skills.
"I got tired after running up the hill."
"I was gasping for breath after the strides up the hill scuttling my way up."
Included in the module are flashcards for some key words, roots, prefixes and suffixes.
Seeking and enjoying the company of others; sociable
sociable, social, company-loving, companionable, convivial, clubbable. outgoing, friendly
unfriendly, cold, cool, introverted, unhospitable, unsociable
anxious or fearful about something
anxious, alarmed, worried, uneasy, nervous, concerned, agitated, restless, edgy, on edge, fidgety, tense, strained
A tank or bowl for aquatic animals or plants
Root word: aqua; means wateraquatic - that lives in water
Mid 19th century, coined from Latin, word Aquarius and English word Vivarium
Aquarius: "Aqua" is a Latin word taken from Aquarius, which means "water-carrier" or "cup-carrier".
Vivarium: "Arium" is an English word taken from Vivarium, which means an enclosure or container prepared to provide animals with semi-natural conditions.
not or reversal of something
The prefix of negation -
meaning "not," freely used as an English formative, giving negative or opposite force.
Example - unfair; unseen; unheard-of, unrest; unemployment.
The prefix of reversal (release, deprivation, or removal), which is freely used in English to form verbs expressing some action or intensify a verb's force already having such a meaning. Example - unloose; unbend; uncork; unfasten; unhand, undo, unbutton, etc.
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Memorizing information in "chunks" makes it much easier to remember words faster than just cranking out the definition in rote memory fashion. KidSmart uses flashcards to counteract the mind's natural preference to learn through using connections, thus focus on the meaning of a word.
Mind mapping is a technique that is used to organize information visually. It uses links between words and often created around a single concept. KidSmart uses various activities and includes words with their Synonyms and antonyms to help kids create mind maps
A mnemonic is a tool that helps us remember words that are hard to remember. They can come in the form of a song, rhyme, acronym, image, phrase, or sentence. With timely videos, photos, sentences, and fun facts, KidSmart helps your child to understand and retain such words quickly.
Everyone learns differently to comprehend what tool or technique works best for your child. kidSmart incorporates a variety of activities and procedures to deliver useful and more in-depth learning to your child.
Interleaved worksheets is a practice technique where related topics are mixed such that the consecutive problems require different approaches. It enhances the ability to find and then applies the right path to a problem. KidSmart worksheets are interleaved where every other question requires a different approach.
Lack of practice often results in a child forgetting meaning at the last moment. Spacing the learning over multiple days enforces understanding and results in better retention without needing to memorize. Repeat learning every 3-4 days.