Use your words to give the gifts that matter: love, support, appreciation, gratitude, compassion, reassurance, confidence…Don’t believe you can change someone’s life with your words? Listen to a great Ted Talk on the power of words. Email joinwordrebel@gmail.com to share your own story: How did someone’s words change your life?

This week’s shocking statistic:

If male high school graduation rates increased by just 5% the nation could save about $18.5 billion in annual crime expenses. The most effective way to increase graduation rates is to increase preschool vocabulary. It’s easy with Word Rebel resources!

Words to live by:

There exists, for everyone, a sentence – a series of words – that has the power to destroy you. Another sentence exists, another series of words, that could heal you. If you’re lucky you will get the second, but you can be certain of getting the first.” Phillip Dick“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.” John Green

Don’t forget to build your own vocabulary:

SUSURRUS: A soft, whispering, murmuring.


One more day until our February 20th NYC “Beers for Books” event! Join our intern tomorrow at Down the Hatch or throw your own Party for a Purpose. Can’t make it? Spread the word to friends and family: We need your support to serve our day care partners as they enroll new children in the 2015 – 2016 year.

Email joinwordrebel@gmail.com or leave a comment to join our Words Have Power Challenge: Simply share how someone’s words changed your life. Have you ever told that person how his/her words impacted you? Email us or comment below to share your story and we will share it (anonymously) in our newsletter and blog.

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BUILD VOCABULARY:Have your child help make a grocery list with you and encourage him or her to add colorful drawings of the fruits and vegetables.  This builds the child’s connection between word sounds, spelling and object association, while also layering in opportunities for creativity and self-expression.

TEACH ONE THOUSAND WORDS because Preschoolers who know 1,100 words are more likely to graduate from high school on time. Start by teaching a words a day: FEEL, FEELING, FEW, FIGHT, FILL, FIND, FIRE, FACE, FALL, FAMILY

READ FOR A PURPOSE: Ask the questions (common-core aligned) teachers will ask, “What does the author introduce in the middle of the story (specific character traits, relationships, problems)?”

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