In this article I’m going to share some tips on using Adjectives for Kindergarten children. Most of us parents would like to know when and how to use it but are so used to hearing about it and reading about it in books and on TV that we never think about what we can do to make the best impression on our little one.
Using Adjectives with words for color is a good way to begin learning to use Adjectives. The advantage to using colors as your main object is that they do not mean anything by themselves. So rather than starting with simple adjectives, you can start with color names and then build up from there.
It’s a good idea to have a dictionary or two available so that you can check if the color you are using actually means that color in your dictionary. Also, keep your eyes open as there might be other colors that are similar but have different meanings. For example, green and purple are not often found together. Try the word-green and purple first to see if the adjective is green or purple.
One thing to remember, when using Adjectives with words for color, be sure to always use the word “like” rather than “as” to show that the color is similar to the object. If the color you’re using is orange, for example, and the adjective you are using is “like” orange, then “like” is a better choice than “as”. For instance, instead of saying “I like sunshine”, which you might have said, “I love sunshine”, you could have said, “I love the sunshine” instead.
There are also a lot of Adjectives that can be used as Adverbs can sometimes be confusing because of how they are used with other Adjectives. Instead of saying, “The weather was nice today”, for example, say, “The weather was hot today”.
Using Adjectives as Adverbs can be very tricky. There are many common word pairs that can be used as Adverbs and can confuse your child. I’ve included a list of these pairs below.
Don’t worry, it will probably only take you a minute or two to get the hang of using Adjectives as Adverbs. Once you get the hang of using Adjectives as Adverbs, then you can continue to explore more.
Make sure you teach your child that Adjectives can be used to change the meaning of a sentence. If you choose your words carefully, your child can be completely fluent in the English language in no time at all.