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01/07/2016
The dictionary is a great learning tool that can help your child with reading, vocabulary, and spelling, as well as assist them in understanding and communicating with the world better. That's why it's important that you sit down with them and teach them how to use the dictionary correctly so they can get the most out of it.

How to Use a Dictionary

Practice the ABCs

Of course, your child show know the alphabet to use the dictionary. To that end, practice and sing the ABC song with them so they can retain the order that the letters are in.

Choose an Appropriate Dictionary

There are different types of dictionaries for different purposes. However, if your child is just starting out, provide an updated, pocket-size English dictionary that they can use.

Learn More About the Dictionary

The dictionary isn't only for a word's definition: you can learn its pronunciation, part of speech, synonyms and antonyms, etc. Teach your child about these so they take full advantage of the dictionary.

Search for Words Expertly

The best way to search for a word in the dictionary is to locate the section of the word's first letter in it. Once there, use the guide words at the top to verify if what you're looking for is in that page.

Understand the Definitions

Having a dictionary won't do much good if you can't understand the definitions. That's why you should encourage your child to search for unknown words within a definition to comprehend the meaning.

Contact The Tutoring Center for Tutoring in Foster City

The Tutoring Center in Foster City can provide the one-on-one instruction that your student requires to ace their subjects and learn as effectively as possible. Call (650) 638-9163 or contact them online for more information on their "Geniuses in Training" academic programs, or to schedule a free consultation for expert tutoring in Foster City.

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