If you’ve been following for a little while, you may remember me bragging about how amazing the children’s vocabulary products from Mrs. Wordsmith are. Well, they just launched a new product called the Storyteller’s Illustrated Dictionary for kids and I just have to brag some more.
As a writer, I can only hope that my children develop a love for words and vocabulary. I feel like Mrs. Wordsmith makes learning words fun in a way that children are excited for the second they receive their package in the mail. The packages are brightly colors, which, believe it or not, makes a huge difference in the excitement levels for my kids. In fact, I sort of have a thing for cute brightly colored packaging, so I even get excited when Mrs. Wordsmith packages arrive.
My girls have both been loving learning their word of the day programs from our previous Mrs. Wordsmith packages, but the new easy to use dictionary contains 4,000 illustrated definitions for kids in one single book. If you have a little future writer in your house, you’ll definitely want to check out this book. It’s also great for teachers to keep in the classroom!
One of the things I dislike about a lot of children’s at-home learning programs is how difficult they are to follow. And I’m talking about on the parent’s end. We have to do so much work just to figure out how to teach our kids the lessons. Mrs. Wordsmith is literally ready to go out of the box, and this new dictionary is just as simple to use as their previous programs.
The Storyteller’s Illustrated Dictionary is broken into categories: Action, Character, Emotion, Setting, Taste & Smell, and Weather. And within each of those categories are subcategories like: chaotic words, wet words, nouns, surprised words, and more. The fun illustrations are done by the Hollywood artists behind Madagascar, which kids LOVE!
This dictionary is geared towards kids ages 7-13, but my 4 year old has been using words like “frustrated” which she learned from the Mrs. Wordsmith products. Even though my little one can’t read yet, she loves flipping through the pages to look at the silly pictures. My 7 year old reads really well and this dictionary is a great tool to help her get out of homework ruts. Often times she has to write about what she did over the weekend, or what she’s looking forward to, and she’s able to open the dictionary and find new descriptive words to help change up her sentences a bit.
The Benefits of this Dictionary for Kids
- Encourages independent learning
- Comprehensive and formal enough to be used by serious adult writers, while intuitive enough to encourage young writers to explore and learn independently.
- Boosts reading and writing confidence
- The Storyteller’s Illustrated Dictionary is the ultimate writer’s companion, even when you’re not writing. By putting the joy back into word learning, we’re helping to boost confidence in both reading and writing.
- Builds a red hot vocabulary
- Some words in the Storyteller’s Illustrated Dictionary young writers will know, while others will be completely new. Build and strengthen that vocabulary while becoming a master storyteller.
- Develops transferable skills
- Stories are how people communicate, socially and at work. Developing strong, word-rich story skills now, will pay dividends for years to come.
- Plugs writers into the heart of literacy
- The Storyteller’s Illustrated Dictionary is built with the support of Prof Susan Neuman, Professor of Early Childhood and Literacy Education, and Chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
- Data-driven word curation
- Our writers used machine learning and worked with professors, teachers and lexicographers to curate the best possible range of storytelling words for writers.
Mrs. Wordsmith Promo Code
The Storyteller’s Illustrated Dictionary for kids is on sale right now for $35 and you can get an extra 10% off with promo code: cristencasados. You can shop the Mrs. Wordsmith website to use the code.