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Thesaurus Rex by

By Stacy Zeiger, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Expand and explore vocab with pretty good word-finder.

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No matter what kids are writing, Thesaurus Rex can help kids improve their vocabulary. The app encourages kids to think beyond simply adding a few big words to their writing and encourages them to choose words that fit the overall tone and meaning of a story, essay, or sentence. The short definitions that accompany the words help kids quickly determine whether the synonyms will fit, as do the examples available through the Examples & Tips upgrade. It also one-ups the old-school thesaurus by providing modern expressions and slang words. It's not all that exciting design-wise, which may help kids focus on the words themselves, but some kids may want a bit more oomph. 

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