Learning New Words with Collins Children’s Dictionary and Thesaurus – and Win!

LP absolutely loves school. She loves to read, loves to write and loves to learn. Although she is one of the youngest in her year she is keeping up with the class as far as her work is concerned. But, now she’s starting to ask us more questions – what specific words mean and how to spell different words. Because of this, I think the new Collins Children’s Dictionary and Thesaurus are going to be well used throughout LP and Little Man’s time at school.

The Collins Children’s Dictionary and Thesaurus are both lovely hardback books, perfect to keep on a shelf and use for reference whenever the children need to know something. Both books are really colourful, nicely laid out and easy to navigate. This means that once LP and her brother know how to use a dictionary or thesaurus they will be able to find words all by themselves.

The dictionary has a really clear alphabet down the side of each page so you can quickly find the letter you are looking for. Each word is then written in blue with different variations of the word in bold next to it eg abandon – abandons, abandoning, abandoned. Each word has an explanation and antonyms are highlight throughout the dictionary too, helping with the children’s understanding.

Throughout the dictionary there are also tips on pronunciation, synonyms and snippets of word history too. Rather than being just a dictionary it’s a real learning tool that I know will really expand the children’s vocabulary.

In the back of the dictionary there’s also descriptions and guidance on the different types of words – nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs etc as well as tips on grammar and punctuation. It’s probably the nicest and most user-friendly dictionary I have ever seen.

The thesaurus, on first glance, looks exactly the same as the dictionary with an alphabet down the side of each page and words in blue. But, alternative words are in bold and each word has an example of how to use that word in a sentence.

The thesaurus also has a section at the back giving advice on how to write a story and a story plan, the sort of thing that could be so helpful to children. Both books are the perfect books to aid a child’s learning and I know that LP will be using both of these books regularly going forward.

I have teamed up with Harper Collins to give away a pair of these books to one lucky reader. To be in with a chance of winning your very own Collins Children’s Dictionary and Thesaurus just complete one or more entries on the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!

The Collins Children’s Dictionary and Thesaurus have an RRP of £12.99 each

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Disclosure: We were sent the above products for the purpose of this post and compensated for our time however all opinions are my own.

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23 Comments

  1. DAWN WINSKILL
    May 11, 2018 / 2:05 pm

    These would make a great gift for my niece

  2. Tracy Nixon
    May 11, 2018 / 3:14 pm

    They would be much loved and used by my four children!

  3. Rachel Butterworth
    May 11, 2018 / 4:30 pm

    I love language and words and would love to pass that on to my nephews and nieces.

  4. Solange
    May 11, 2018 / 6:57 pm

    This would be very helpful when my kids are doing their homework.

  5. iain maciver
    May 11, 2018 / 11:00 pm

    perfect for my niece

  6. Rebecca Sutton
    May 11, 2018 / 11:52 pm

    My daughter is a fantastic reader, and reads beautifully. So if she had one of these, she could spend time looking for more words and learning there meanings.

  7. May 12, 2018 / 6:43 pm

    This a fab giveaway – the books look gorgeous! They would be a great addition to Parker’s bookshelf, with lots of use in the future!

  8. Hannah Wallington
    May 12, 2018 / 8:25 pm

    This would be great for my daughter.

  9. May 13, 2018 / 8:02 am

    My granddaughter has just crossed that magical line between “learning to read” and “being able to read” and is now an avid reader which means she is coming across new words every day and wanting to know their meanings and usages, so these books would be perfect for her.

  10. Pam Francis Gregory
    May 13, 2018 / 6:29 pm

    It would make a great gift for my nephew

  11. Natalie Newham
    May 13, 2018 / 9:36 pm

    Would love to win these for my nieces 🙂

  12. Harriet Silvester
    May 13, 2018 / 9:58 pm

    This took me back to my childhood I used to have a Collins childrens dictionary and loved it. I would love for my daughter to have this thirst for knowledge too.

  13. Angela Treadway
    May 14, 2018 / 8:16 pm

    i would love to win for my sons x

  14. Sean Eccles
    May 14, 2018 / 10:50 pm

    For my kids to learn grow and expand their understanding and knowledge

  15. May 15, 2018 / 8:00 am

    I would love these to help my boys with their homework and creative writing

  16. lynn neal
    May 15, 2018 / 1:39 pm

    I would love to win them for my grandchildren as I think they would be helpful for their school work!

  17. Annabel Greaves
    May 15, 2018 / 3:04 pm

    My kids would love it x

  18. Gemma Clark
    May 16, 2018 / 12:53 pm

    They would be great for my 2 girls!

  19. Chris Andrews
    May 18, 2018 / 11:14 am

    Why would you love to win the dictionary and thesaurus? . . . . .my grandson simply loves to learn new things all the time so he would be delighted if l were the lucky winner

  20. Simon C
    May 19, 2018 / 8:29 pm

    They would be really helpful for my daughter. They would make a perfect gift for her; she’d really treasure them.

  21. claire woods
    May 20, 2018 / 9:52 am

    I’d like to improve the words my son uses in his writing.

  22. Ursula Hunt
    May 22, 2018 / 8:07 am

    This would be perfect for my 6 year old granddaughter who loves writing stories

  23. Ruth Harwood
    May 22, 2018 / 9:46 am

    These would be great for homework and teaching the kids new words and alternative ones too xx

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