A Chair For My Mother

chair-for-my-motherThis week your child is learning the words boss, hum, bank, and deliver. The words come from the book A Chair for my Mother. Explain what the words mean and talk about them with your child. If you would like to hear the story being read, watch the video below. Listen for the vocabulary words and point them out to your child.



Boss with her employees

Boss – person in charge of a worker. The boss tells workers what to do.

Ask your child: “Who is a boss? What do bosses do?”

Child humming

Child humming

Hum – make a low, steady continuous sound like that of a bee. Try to hum the tune “Happy Birthday.”

Ask your child: “Can you make a humming sound?”



Bank – a place where you can keep your money safely. People can keep their money safe at the bank.

Ask your child: “What do people keep at the bank?”



Deliver – bring and hand over (a letter, parcel, or ordered goods) to a person or address. The postman delivers mail and packages.

Ask your child: “What does deliver mean?”

Congratulations, you are helping your child grow a large vocabulary!