What Is a Good Dictionary for Children?


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Three of the best children's dictionaries available are "Webster's New World Children's Dictionary," "Thorndike Barnhart Children's Dictionary" and "The American Heritage Children's Dictionary," says Elizabeth Kennedy. As a journalist, Elizabeth Kennedy has reviewed and written about children's literature for over a decade, as of 2015.

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What Is a Good Dictionary for Children?
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There are several recurring features in the Webster's, American Heritage and Thorndike Bernhart children's dictionaries that make them child-friendly and easy to navigate. A guide to using the dictionary is a fundamental yet crucial instruction to give to a child dealing with a dictionary for the first time. A colorful spectrum of type and illustration, information on word usage, and a clear-cut reference section are all valuable features in a children's dictionary.

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