A childs perfect dictionary Thousands of fascinating entries, definitions, photographs and pictures make this dictionary essential reference for readers, writers and curious minds of all ages.Organised like a traditional dictionary from A to Z, clear descriptions and examples explain and illustrate everything from Astronaut to Zoo. Perfect for building your childs understanding of language and improving their spelling and grammar.Packed with special full-page features on major subjects and developed in close consultation with experts in childrens language teaching, this is the ultimate reference tool for your child.
First step dictionary
By ibsoom - August 7, 2011
shipment was quick and the dictionary cover and pages are of good quality. Definitely attracts children's attention with pictures and colors. I bought it as a first hand experience for my 5 year old daughter as she can read short stories and is interested in learning more about words. But I definitely think that this dictionary will not work after two years. there r two reasons: 1. limited words in the dictionary 2. The word description is just for the very beginners. there r no synonyms so vocabulary is also limited. My daughter will start kindergarten this year but because I was teaching her at home, she is capable of reading short stories herself, and I think until she reaches first grade she will be ahead of this dictionary. As a child I remember I got frustrated when a dictionary helps me 50%. So when I tried to look up a few words in this dictionary from my daughter's story book, I found only a few and the rest were not there. words like... read more
Makes Words Fun!
By Shannon Davis - March 9, 2010
We had bought 3 dictionaries for our family (one for our 1st grader, one that's suitable for 3rd grade through middle school, and finally one for high school and college. This one I have to say has exceeded my expectations. It is easy for my 7 year old brother to use and makes him very excited about words. He likes to use the next dictionary up as well to show off to his older brother how easy it is to use, but he still loves this one. He'll sit there for an hour and just explore the words and definitions inside along with the beautiful pictures.
I highly recommend this dictionary for younger students. My brother is 7 and in 1st grade and this is absolutely wonderful for a child who is still learning how to go from the phonetic spellings to the actual correct spelling, it also helps to make it less stressful with the colorful layout and beautiful pictures. This will help your child to get a jump start on being smart when it comes to using resources such as... read more
A Great Kid's Dictionary!
By Pam T "mom,wife,fur-mom" - September 12, 2009
This dictionary by Dorling Kindersley is just what a child's reference book should be. It is sturdy and brightly attractive and my children often ask me to sit down with them and just look at the various pictures and talk about what word goes with them.
Beyond that I have found it to be a mommy life-saver because this same child --and now my son-- will ask me what something means and I find myself at a loss as to how to explain the word in simple enough terms. Ta-da! the DK Illustrated dictionary. Their explanations are short and perfect; and although it is not a comprehensive dictionary (you will not find words like impugn and insolent) it is certainly the best one that my hubby and I have found on the market.
This dictionary is more than a reference book. It's a practical how-to manual filled with illustrated articles that explain how the work should be done and what materials and equipment and required ...