What Are Some English Dictionaries Geared Specifically Toward Children?

What Are Some English Dictionaries Geared Specifically Toward Children?

English dictionaries geared toward children include the Word Central Student Dictionary, Little Explorers Picture Dictionary and Wordsmyth. These dictionaries use age-appropriate language and, in some cases, have illustrations to encourage visual learning. In addition, these dictionaries may offer educational games and quizzes.

The Word Central Student Dictionary utilizes the Merriam-Webster vocabulary to provide definitions and gives suggestions for misspelled and ambiguous words. For instance, entering the word "scientist" in the search box returns "political science," "social scientist" and related results. The Little Explorers Picture Dictionary features illustrations and descriptive details for its entries. Its design and navigation encourage browsing for topics instead of searching them. Wordsmyth provides pronunciations, synonyms and origins of words.