Parents' Guide to

Word Central

By Karen Wirsing, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Kid-friendly definitions make site a great reference.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this website.

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Is It Any Good?

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WORD CENTRAL provides a safe place where kids can create their own dictionary, look up words, and play vocabulary games without worrying about online interaction from outside sources. Users can search for words directly in the search engine or alphabetically. Also, the "Thesaurus" and "Rhyming" categories offer lists of synonyms, antonyms, and rhyming words. The "For Educators" section is a bonus that provides a short history of the English Language, a list of book distributors, and links to more educational sites.

What's disappointing about this site is that the games are very few, there isn't a whole lot to do, and the site hasn't changed in years. With an update, the site could be spectacular.

Website Details

  • Subjects: Language & Reading : letter or word recognition, reading, spelling, vocabulary
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning : analyzing evidence, defining problems, memorization
  • Genre: Educational
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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