Children’s dictionaries

Oxford Dictionaries for Children

When you open up an Oxford children’s dictionary and thesaurus you’ll find more than a list of words and definitions. Each page celebrates language and the opportunities a broad vocabulary can provide. Through language panels, supplementary sections, and expert guidance, language is brought to life for children between the ages of 4 and 16. Informed by rigorous research and the language analysis of children’s writing and writing for children using the unique Oxford Corpus, Oxford’s dictionaries and thesauruses keep pace with the development of all children.

 

Supporting children’s learning at home, explore the wide range of dictionaries and free activity worksheets on the Oxford Owl website.

 

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When writing a story, learning a language, or understanding technical terms, our dictionaries and thesauruses are invaluable classroom tools.

 

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Find out more about our children’s language research and resources that help support vocabulary development and inspire creativity in the classroom.

 

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