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When used properly, a dictionary can be an incredibly useful learning tool. It can help with spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and other academic skills. If you'd like to teach your child how to use the dictionary, the following post will help you do just that.

How to Use a Dictionary to Learn

  1. The first step is making sure your child knows the alphabet by heart. As you're aware, dictionaries are organized alphabetically, so sing the ABC song with your child to help them use the dictionary effectively.
  2. Needless to say, your child will need a dictionary so provide one for them. There are several types of dictionaries available, but for now, your child would benefit the most from an updated English dictionary they can carry around.
  3. Once you have a dictionary, it's a good idea to take some time to explain to your child about its components (like the thesaurus and the part of speech), how to use them, and how they can benefit them.
  4. A key thing to teach your child is how to search for unknown words in the dictionary. The first thing is to look for the section of the first letter in the word. When they get there, they can look at the guide words above to find the word effectively.
  5. Finally, the whole point of having a dictionary is learning, so be sure your child understands the new word's meaning. If they don't encourage them to look up for unknown words within the definition, to clear its meaning up.

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