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My Desktop Dictionary: The Timeless Classic for Children's Language Learning

My Desktop Dictionary: The Timeless Classic for Children's Language Learning

My Desktop Dictionary: The Timeless Classic for Children's Language Learning

Learning to read and write is a key part of our young learners’ primary schooling. The valuable skills that learners gain throughout their time in the classroom will set them up for success in their future studies and life beyond. Unfortunately, research from the South African Journal of Childhood Education suggests that South African literacy levels have been low in recent years, meaning the majority of learners are not meeting curriculum standards.

As educators, ensuring that we are giving our learners the best chance to succeed in their literacy lessons means so much more than just achieving a good assessment score—it means setting them up for greatness outside of school, too!

At R.I.C. Publications, we are passionate about creating engaging educational resources that enhance the abilities that learners gain at school. Beloved globally and close to home, our resources help both learners and educators love each lesson—and My Desktop Dictionary is no different!

My Desktop Dictionary is a classic resource that has proven to be an invaluable tool for children's education. Here are some reasons why:

1.    Timeless

The concept of a dictionary has been around for centuries, and it remains a valuable tool for language learning to this day. My Desktop Dictionary is a modern take on this classic resource, designed, written and illustrated with young learners in mind. This invaluable resource allows learners to record their own words alongside a list of commonly used ones. A popular, high-interest theme is used for each letter of the alphabet to help encourage learners who are developing a written vocabulary.

2.    Widely used

Dictionaries are widely used in schools and homes around the world, and My Desktop Dictionary has become a popular choice among educators, parents, and learners alike. Learners can write down key words they come across throughout the day, whether it be at school or at home, to help expand their written vocabulary. Its popularity and continued use over the years make it a classic educational resource.

3.    Tried and tested

My Desktop Dictionary has been used by countless children over the years, and its effectiveness in expanding vocabulary and improving language skills has been proven time and time again. This tried and tested method of learning makes it a classic resource that has stood the test of time. Plus, learners enjoy being able to write down their own words, allowing them to practise and improve at their own pace.

4.    Universal appeal

Dictionaries have a universal appeal. My Desktop Dictionary can be used by children of different ages, backgrounds, and learning levels, making it a valuable tool in any educational setting. Plus, this fantastic resource is also available in Afrikaans—My Desktop Woordeboek is the perfect solution for young learners as it is designed to make learning and recording new words as simple as possible.

5.    Enduring value

The value of a dictionary does not diminish over time, and My Desktop Dictionary is no exception. Its enduring value lies in its ability to expand children's vocabulary, improve their language skills, and foster a love for learning—qualities that are as relevant today as they were decades ago.


It’s clear to see why My Desktop Dictionary is a classic educational resource thanks to its timeless concept, widespread use, effectiveness, universal appeal, and enduring value. It has helped generations of children expand their vocabulary, improve their language skills, and develop a love for learning, and will continue to do so for many years to come.

If you’d like to try this invaluable resource for yourself, download a free sample of My Desktop Dictionary today. Or, if you like the sound of our Afrikaans workbook, buy My Desktop Woordeboek now!


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