A dictionary is a reference book, containing an alphabetical
list of words with information about them like pronunciation, functions and
The words in a children's dictionary have been carefully selected for children
who are learning to read. These words are the common ones that young children
see and use everyday. The dictionary will help children develop the skills that
will eventually enable them to become confident users of adult dictionaries.
Young children will also enjoy looking at the colorful pictures matching
with the words. Older children will have fun refering the dictionary for
spellings and meanings.
The definitions in a dictionary are carefully written in clear and simple
English for the user. The example sentences show how to use the words. Some
dictionaries also have attractive illustrations and photographs, which help to
clarify the meanings of the difficult words.