May 2, 2010

Word of the Day


I attended an amazing workshop with Debbie Carroll a couple of years ago. I learned a few wonderful songs that I have incorporated into my programs on a daily basis. I also learned about this word "Onomatopoeia"

It's meaning-"The formation or use of words such as buzz or murmur that imitate the sounds associated with the objects or actions they refer to"

Translation : it's the word we use to express a sound. Like ACHOO! or Meow, Ruff, Quack, Vroom!

Think about how often this happens in stories, even in our daily lives as we ask our young children what sound does a cow make?

Who knew there was a word for it?

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