People remember you for the way you talk to someone and the words that you use to comfort the other people around you. Appearing smarter has some personal and professional benefits. It’s much better if one is truly wiser. A large vocabulary can provide a person with an intellectual advantage over others with a limited vocabulary. The more words one knows, the more effectively one can communicate complex ideas or terminology. The more one knows, the smarter one becomes.
The question then becomes: if having a wide, advanced vocabulary signals intelligence, can the child grow their vocabulary and become smarter? Absolutely! The greater their vocabulary, the more material they will be able to comprehend (including complex information). They will also be able xto convey their views and ideas more effectively. A large vocabulary provides numerous opportunities for personal and cognitive development.
Why are intelligence and vocabulary so strongly connected?
The working memory lies at the root of the strong relationship between vocabulary and intelligence. Working memory is the part of our brain where we solve problems ranging from crossword puzzles to life’s most difficult puzzles. Working memory is a tiny part of your brain with a finite capacity for a certain amount of time. Within that space, connections are formed that harden or crystallize the knowledge, allowing it to be remembered or learned. If the person is to remember the information, these connections must be made.
The information is passed on and retained as learned material if the connections are made. If these connections are not made within that short time frame, the information is lost, and the person must start over.
It’s a small space for everyone, even geniuses, that can only hold a few items in suspension for a few seconds. You have to start over if you don’t build the correct connections within that area. As a result, reducing the number of items to make sense of at any given time is one approach for coping and problem-solving.GeorgeA. Miller, a psychologist, chased the term”chunking”to describe this process. Exemplifications include phone figures and Social Security figures. 2123745278 is a lot easier to remember than(212)374-5278, which is written in three pieces.
Words are extremely powerful chunking tools. Assume that one has only one object in their working memory. They don’t need to dredge up and try to squeeze a lot of associations with that name into their working memory if they have a lot of them in their long-term memory. The term acts as a shorthand for whatever characteristics are required to solve their challenge. The more easily available such proxies are, the better equipped they will be to deal with a variety of issues. If they apply this example to a broader range of information and experience, they’ll see that having a vast vocabulary is a powerful coping tool that improves overall cognitive abilities.
So, if the parents want their child to improve their intellect and raise their IQ bar, the first step is to improve their active vocabulary. Knowing words is one thing; knowing how to use them effectively is quite another. Their IQ will rise in tandem with their active vocabulary. It also offers the added benefit of boosting their self-esteem and making them feel more at ease in social situations.
Some easy tricks for the child to enhance their vocabulary knowledge:
Our vocabulary may appear to be quite extensive, yet it can always be expanded. Making a habit of learning new terms and putting them into practice will help you improve your mental capacity and your awareness of the world around you.
1. Pay attention to new terms:
We come across new words regularly, whether through reading, watching TV, or conversing with people; it may surprise how often we gloss over them or simply infer what they mean based on context. Alternatively, there may be numerous words we think we understand but struggle to define when pressed. Making a conscious effort to check up and understand the meaning of any words we’re unclear about can help us to always use those words correctly and confidently.
2. Reading more:
When done correctly, reading is an excellent way to enhance vocabulary. Make sure that the child reads something intriguing and ask themself which words they don’t fully grasp. Regular reading will expose them to a greater number of words.
3. Utilize a dictionary:
This is a no-brainer, yet most people only consult a dictionary once in a blue moon to double-check a word. One habit is to make them learn a new word every day, make them write it down, and come up with ways to utilize it in conversation. One should circle words they’ve studied and go over them, again and again, to refresh and test themselves on the highlighted words.