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In second and third grades, kids will start to make friends with the thesaurus. Okay, so this reference book is not the same as having a buddy to ride bikes and mess around with, but it does happen to be a powerful lifetime vocabulary tool. This is not to say, of course, that eight-year-olds are supposed to master college level words by the end of the year. It does mean, however, that when they’re about to write the word “great” for the third time in a row, they know where to turn for some “excellent,” “wonderful,” “outstanding,” “nifty” alternatives!
So this year, as you celebrate the Mother's Day, try this sweet way to give your kid a little thesaurus practise…and bring a happy smile to Mom’s face in the process.