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A good dictionary can be a great learning tool for any child: it can help them develop their vocabulary, learn about grammar, improve their reading comprehension skills, and more. For tips on how to teach your child to use the dictionary correctly and learn from it, continue reading the post below.

How to Use a Dictionary to Learn

  1. First of all, guarantee that your child learns the alphabet, as they must know the order of the letters. To help them, sing the ABC song with them often.
  2. Make sure that your child has the right dictionary for them to learn. Provide a portable, updated English dictionary that they can use as a learning tool.
  3. It's also important that you take some time to explain the dictionary, its different components, and what they can learn with them (like the thesaurus or the part of speech).
  4. Naturally, you will have to teach your child how to search for words in the dictionary. First, they should identify the first letter of the word they're searching for. Then, with help from the guide words at the top of the pages, they can find the word they need.
  5. Last but not least, your child should understand a word's meaning so they can include them in their vocabulary. If they don't understand a word's definition, encourage them to search for unknown words in the definition to clear the meaning up.

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