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Basic English Words for Kids

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Last updated date: 20th May 2024
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Introduction to Basic English Words for Kids

Imagine a child Alex, who chooses a book to read at his bedtime together with his father. After reading a few pages, Alex pauses, points to a word, and asks his father  what the term "whale" means. The father explains that a whale is a giant fish, and he mentally adds "whale" to the list of terms he is surprised his youngster doesn't know.


Alex Reading a book with his dad


Alex Reading a Book with his Dad


Kids learn new words by listening to what others convey. Furthermore, kids can learn new words by paying attention to them presented in books, articles, tunes and so on. English words for youngsters are huge as it assists them with imparting more power to their companions, instructors, and family and make them construct confidence while talking. 


Basic English words used in Daily Life

So with that being said, some basic English words for kids are listed below. 


        Basic English words used in daily life 

  1

Door 

35

Home

69

Bark

  2

Egg 

36

Watch

70

Sneeze

  3

Toy

37

Boat 

71

Bite

  4

Ground 

38

Fire

72

Dance

  5

Table 

39

Stick

73

Sing

  6

Song 

40

Horse

74

Scream

  7

Floor

41

Bed

75

Loose

  8

Flower

42

Farm

76

Watch

  9

Sister

43

Hill

77

Pass

  10

Man

44

Park

78

Clean

  11

Water

45

Road

79

Turtle

  12

Shower

  46

Sun

80

Tank

  13

Day

  47

Paper

81

Marbles

  14

Party

  48

Ring

82

Pot

  15

Home

  49

Apple

83

Win

  16

Coat

  50

Cold

84

Fail

  17

Box

  51

Run

85

Bucket

  18

Kitty

  52

Rest

86

Funnel 

  19

Garden 

  53

House

87

Throw

  20

Baby

  54

Ride

88

Crown

  21

Beach 

  55

Rain

89

Office 

  22

Phone

  56

Wet

90

Brush

  23

Game

  57

Hat



  24

Train

  58

Pole



  25

Set

  59

Climb



  26

Stairs 

  60

Sunshine



  27

Exit

  61

Socks



  28

Rise

  62

Stars



  28

Cloud 

  63

Dream



  30

Room

  64

Wind



  31

Light 

  65

Enter



  32

Table

  66

Lamp 



  33

Storm

  67

Temperature 



  34

Weather 

  68

Snow




List of Words Used as Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives and Adverbs

What are Word Types? 

Let us briefly know the 4 most common word types and their role in the sentences that we are likely to come across. A list of words used as nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs is given below.


1. Nouns are Naming Words

(place – beach, object – apple, person – Henry, animal – cat)


Depicting examples of nouns


Depicting Examples of Nouns 


2. Verbs are action/doing words (ate, swim, bake and sing)


Depicting verb examples


Depicting Verb Examples 


3. Adjectives are describing words (rainy, spotty, huge, green)


Depicting adjective examples


Depicting Adjective Examples


4. Adverbs are words that describe a verb (softly, quickly, carefully, happily)


Depicting adverb example


Depicting Adverb Example


Now, let us get across some of the words that can be used in different word types. 


Sr. No

Verb

Noun

Adjective 

Adverb 

  1.

Clean 

Cleanliness 

Clean 

Cleanly

  2.

Cool

Coolness 

Cool

Cooly

  3.

Dark

Darkness

Darkened 

Darkly

  4.

Bore

Boredom

Bore

Boringly 

  5.

Add

Addition

Additional 

Additionally

  6.

Act

Activity 

Active

Actively

  7.

Anger

Anger

Angry

Angrily

  8. 

Care

Care

Careful

Carefully 

  9.

Ease

Ease, Easiness 

Easy

Easily

  10.

Enjoy

Enjoyment 

Enjoyable

Enjoyably

  11.

Fear

Fear

Fearful 

Fearfully

  12.

Laugh 

Laugh

Laughable 

Laughably 

  13.

Memorise

Memory

Memorable 

Memorably 

  14.

Move

Movement 

Movable 

Movingly 

  15.

Please 

Pleasure 

Pleasant 

Pleasantly 

  16.

Power

Power

Powerful

Powerfully

  17.

Punish

Punishment 

Punishable

Punishable 

  18.

Shake 

Shake, shakiness

Shaky

Shakily 

  19.

Worry

Worry

Worried

Worryingly

  20. 

Waste 

Wastage 

Wasteful 

Wastefully 


The Use of Basic English Words in Sentences


Sr. No

Words

Word used in Sentences 

1.

Know

She knows me

2.

Make

Make her some food

3.

World

The world is beautiful 

4.

Place

This is a huge place

5.

Give

Give me the pen

6.

Problem 

We have a problem 

7.

Work

She works hard

8.

About

Tell me about it 

9.

Long

She went on a long drive

10.

Follow

Follow the rules 

11.

Great

The party was great

12.

From

I am from Mumbai

13.

There

There are few left

14.

High

IT is a high amount 

15.

They

They are coming 

16.

Of

Lots of food

17.

Few

There are few cats

18.

Early

She wakes up early

19.

Way

I am on my way

20.

Week

There are 7 days in a week

21.

Try

Give it a try

22.

Last

She came at the last

23.

Under

The cat is under the table 

24.

Fact

This is the fact

25.

Year

There are 12 months in a year

26.

Say

She says hello

27.

Feel

I feel good

28.

Group

Th group is huge 

29.

Own

She has her own car

30.

Able 

She can climb


Summary

So, in this article, we got to know how the Basic English words are significant for kids  as it helps them to communicate more effectively and makes them build self-esteem while speaking. The list has a word which was so common as to account for 50% of speaking, reading, and writing of kids. Furthermost, there are bases of the word called word types which add meaning to words. There are 4 common types viz noun, verb adjective and adverb each of them plays a role in defining the job of a word.

FAQs on Basic English Words for Kids

1. Why do kids struggle to speak in English? 

One of the reasons pupils are unable to speak English is a lack of confidence. This is typically brought on by the teachers not encouraging their students enough to speak English by the use of Basic English words in Sentences. Although feeling uncomfortable in front of others is acceptable, they should also be confident in their abilities. One of the main issues that students typically encounter is negative thinking when speaking. 

2. How to improve spoken English? 

Young children need their parents' support and interest more than anything else to learn English. Parents must read illustrated storybooks to their children since they are an excellent method to expand their vocabulary and language skills. English podcasts playing in the background while you do other things will also help.  To aid children in understanding various word sounds, experiment with various sounds from an early age should be done. 

3. How can teachers help in improving a child’s Spoken English Skills?

Teachers play a very important role in improving a Child’s Spoken English Skills by being role models for the Children at school. The teachers should encourage children to speak English in class, read them lessons, and by making them communicate in English with friends. The teachers should make sure that the classroom environment is pressure-free for the Children.