How many times have you read a book, only to find yourself stuck with a word or words on the pages? How often does your child pause while reading to ask you the meaning of a particular word? Have you or your child ever stopped reading a book because you were frustrated by the words that you didn’t understand?
I can’t say I have ever completely lost interest in a book because of the vocabulary, but I have needed to stop to look up the meanings of words as I read. It is frustrating at times because I have had to reread sections because I forgot what I read due to the time it took me to find the dictionary (or pull up dictionary.com on the computer), and then locate the definition of the word.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you didn’t have to go through all of that ever again? Well, have I got just the answer for you!
Franklin came out with this amazing little gadget called The New York Times PageMark Dictionary. When Mom Fuse asked me if I wanted to review this, I researched it a little, and then couldn’t wait to try it myself.
Now that I have had The NY Times PageMark Dictionary for about a week, I must tell you that it is fantastic! It is slim as a bookmark, and allows users to look up definitions for words as they’re reading. There is a clip on the back of The NY Times PageMark Dictionary that you attach to the pages of your book and a string that you can use to mark the page when you are finished reading for the time being.
What I love about The NY Times PageMark Dictionary, aside from the fact that it allows me to quickly find the meanings of terms I do not know, is that I can also create a list of words that I want to refer back to as I read. As an English teacher, I find that an invaluable tool- especially when I am pre-reading a book I plan to teach my students. With this feature, I can create a vocabulary list for the students.
- Expand your knowledge with historical facts from a trusted international news source: The New York Times®
- Displays daily historical events and birthdays from The New York Times’ Learning Network web site – “On This Day” content
- Contains Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary with 400,000 definitions
- Bookmark like form factor as companion to your reading materials
- User Vocabulary List feature allows you to save words you want to remember
- Word games makes learning words fun
- 4-line display
The NY Times PageMark Dictionary is perfect for readers who want an easier, faster way to locate meanings of difficult vocabulary words within text. I also recommend The NY Times PageMark Dictionary for educators to use as a teaching tool. Parents can’t go wrong purchasing this for their children to use while reading as well. With the ability to find meanings of words, create a vocabulary list, learn daily historical events and birthdays from The New York Times’ Learning Network web site – “On This Day” content, and play games too, The NY Times PageMark Dictionary is a great gadget at an affordable $59.95.
Purchase yours today from the Franklin website.
Colleen @ Living Life One Day At A Time
Posted by Nicole Ibarrondo, former editor here at Mom Fuse