Product Description Written for children in grades K-2, ages 5-7 this beginner's dictionary is an indispensable tool for introducing young readers to 3,000 words using 1,000 entries and hundreds of captivating illustrations by Ruth Heller. And it can be a wonderful tool to help with homeschooling and remote learning. Full sentences are used to discuss definitions, common phrases, and usage examples in age-appropriate language to show how words are used in context. Many entries include alternate meanings, word histories, related words, and the way words sound. This dictionary teaches basic dictionary skills: alphabetization, spelling, parts of speech, letter sounds, use of synonyms and antonyms, homographs and homophones. Jokes, riddles, poems, and fun facts based on word play make learning fun. References to popular stories, fairy tales, myths, and nursery rhymes spark imagination and encourage language exploration. About the Author For more than 150 years, in print and now online, Merriam-Webster has been America's leading and most-trusted provider of language information. All Merriam-Webster products and services are backed by the largest team of professional dictionary editors and writers in America, and one of the largest in the world.
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