Parents' Guide to

Visual Thesaurus

By Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Cool word maps add depth to language -- for a small price.

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age 6+

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age 6+

Visual Thesaurus—Seeing Connections Has On Occasion Left Me Agog Regarding Metacognition

This app facilitates understanding of how words, idea, and concepts are connected. It effectively displays the degree and nature of relationships between them. It can enable a wider comprehension of those concepts, encourage a more in-depth understanding of ideas constructed from those concepts and inspire ongoing insights into inculcation of ideas in ourselves and others with the words we use to describe them.

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Visual Thesaurus illustrates word definitions in a more vibrant way than many books can. Searches provide mapped-out versions of a word, showing links to synonyms, antonyms, and other information. Kids get a visual look at how words relate, including helpful information on word type and how it's used in a sentence. Grammar junkies should love the site; other kids may not be drawn to it on a daily basis. However, the Visual Thesaurus definitely can serve as a classroom resource or tool to help kids hunt down individual word definitions while, as a bonus, subtly reinforcing other grammar and language concepts.

Website Details

  • Subjects: Language & Reading : letter or word recognition, vocabulary
  • Skills: Self-Direction : academic development, personal growth, Communication : conveying messages effectively, multiple forms of expression
  • Genre: Educational
  • Pricing structure: Free to try, Paid
  • Last updated: November 5, 2015

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