Having started to look through some VR books/papers I have noticed some areas of vocab seem to pop up more often than others eg types of hat, groups of animals,names for baby animals etc.
I have started to make a list of these and wondered whether someone who is further down the 11+ route may have done this already and be willing to share it with me.
I think lists make us parents feel better, kids learn by reading, reading and reading.
Having said that I do make lists on index cards, very sad, very addictive.
Have a look here,
Introducing vocab. throughout the day works well, I hoped that a small electronic dictionary/thesaurus might help DS2, it has not helped yet but older brother has used it to help with homework.