I see lots of advice on learning the 100 most commonly used words of a language first... But I wonder if that is a sensible place to start. I teach my students in a sentence structure then we branch out from there for example ... I eat dinner then he she you etc eat dinner then we add vocab like i/ we/ they eat *soup* for dinner and eventually pair other phrases... I like to eat soup for dinner etc. I believe children learn naturally in this manner in the home we simplify how we speak to them and extend their vocabulary along the way. I'd love to hear your thoughts.