Electronic Dictionary Bookmark Review & Giveaway

Today I am sharing our Electronic Dictionary Bookmark review.

Christmas is fast approaching so I have no doubt that like me, your thoughts are turning to kids gifts ideas.

My two seem to go from wanting every single item that they see on the TV to then not being able to think of anything that they want when asked!

So today I’m offering up an idea that is that little bit different, a fun and educational idea, and I also have one up for grabs…

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Our Review

We have received Electronic Dictionary Bookmarks from BrightMinds, one for each of the children to try out.

Now I have to say first up that I was a little unsure of these. You know how I am quite old-school about paper and books, and I do encourage Boo to use her dictionary as I think it is important to know how to use one. I know, I know, Google exists, as I say, I am old-school that way.

But I have been pleasantly surprised by these, so let me give you a little background.

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Electronic Oxford Childrens Dictionary Bookmark

An easy-to-use ‘at hand’ electronic dictionary enabling quick look-up and understanding of the words children encounter every day. The design is beautiful, with slim fit for use on the page and a window so words can be isolated as you read. 30,000 word definitions taken from the best-selling Oxford Primary Dictionary.

For age 7+, batteries supplied. Measures 15cm. RRP Β£29.99

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There will be no need to ask next time you read a word you don’t understand. The Electronic Dictionary Bookmark can be used to keep your place in the conventional way, but also offers 38,000 definitions from The Collins English Dictionary at your fingertips. Although this does not act as a spelling corrector, it is a great gadget for children and adults to enrich their reading experience.

For age 8+, easy to use, battery included. Measures 17 x 4.5cm RRP Β£24.99

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These are so simple to use, and though they do both come with clear instruction booklets, Boo picked up hers and started using it straightaway without any need for me to explain how it works.

So if a 7 year old can do that, it’s fair to say they are nice and easy to get used to.

As you can see, this one is laid out alphabetically and you just turn it on with that pink button, type in the word that you would like it to look up and then scroll down to read the full definition.

It works perfectly as a bookmark as it lies flat, with just the display part popping out at the top of the book, marking your place for you.

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Little Man’s design is slightly different, though functions in the same way.

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As you can see from the photos, both dictionaries are designed to work as bookmarks by lying flat inside the books with the top part peeping out.

What’s been interesting and unexpected is just how much the kids have taken to these.

They are so proud of them and have shown them to pretty much every visitor we’ve had to the house in the last couple of weeks!

Boo uses hers every night now, as she reads to herself before going to sleep so this is now her bookmark of choice and she tells me each morning what she looked up the evening before.

Little Man cannot yet read, so I see this as being great for him once he begins.

In the meantime, he uses his as his bookmark, as an imaginary phone and he absolutely loves writing his name on the keyboard which can only be a good thing.

His dictionary bookmark is in the style of a QWERTY keyboard so he is also becoming familiar with this layout and asking me lots of questions about the letters so his alphabet recognition is improving.

I have been impressed with these. They do a good job as a dictionary, are perfect as bookmarks and the children both enjoy using them and playing with them, too. I can ask no more!

Competition Time!

I now have the Electronic Oxford Childrens Dictionary Bookmark up for grabs. To be in with a chance of winning it, enter using the rafflecopter below. The competition is open to UK entrants only and closes at 12am 24th November 2016. Good luck!

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What appeals to you about these?

Disclosure: We received the product FOC though all words and opinions remain my own

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188 thoughts on “Electronic Dictionary Bookmark Review & Giveaway”

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    These look brilliant I’m glad you blogged about them because I’ve not seen them before and with two book worms and one already learning his letters this will save my ears from a million questions lol

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    great for my son who loves reading, i’d be happier knowing he was getting the correct meaning of new words πŸ™‚

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    i read all the time.so does my family and constantly leaving lists about on words I want to look up.or having to eave the book and run to google or the dictionary to look up a word.this then would be perfect! I love learning new words and what they mean

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    I really love the concept of these bookmarks. My son is always questioning me on the meaning of different words so this would be great for him and me!!

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    Alison Macdonald

    Fab idea! Teaches kids to be more independent and find out meanings for themselves (in a fun way) and takes pressure off parents a little – give them a break from constant “what does ***** mean” πŸ˜‰

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    Oh wow, this look amazing, it would allow my daughter to be able to check words that she is unsure about and continue reading!

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    Rachel Smethurst Newport

    I wonder if this would be good for my daughter. She’s dyslexic, and doesn’t enjoy reading, which I think is such a shame. I’ll try pretty much anything to help her get that love of reading.

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    these look really good my little boy loves his book marks and would use this when ever there is a word he does not know or understand.

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    My daughters at a reading stage where she is coming across many words in a sentence that she doesn’t understand and has to constantly ask me. It frustrate her sometimes so this could be a fun way to keep her going independently

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    It looks fun, is quick and easy to use, it’s electronic. Hopefully my son would be more inclined to use it if it was attatched to a bookmark

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    I haven’t come across these before, they are brilliant. Livvy would certainly love one, she has a compulsion to understand every word that she reads and this will definitely help when mum or dad are on the phone and she doesn’t want to wait for an answer lol

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    What a really clever idea. I can see every child benefiting from one of these as they are so small and can be transferred to the current book they are reading πŸ™‚

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    Bethanie Fairbairn

    I like the electronic dictionary because it could help encourage and strengthen my niece’s reading and spelling abilities.

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    it stops children just spelling out a long word and going onto the next word without giving a thought to what they have just read! it makes understanding a story much more fun

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    Wow this is amazing!What great training for children. I work in a school and the children do struggle with dictionary work!

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    This would be perfect for my little bookworm, I think this would help with her confidence in reading , such a great idea!

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    Love it as it help children with vocabulary and spelling. A great tool whole reading a book. Rrally fantastic.

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    wow what a great way to help when reading – I have never saw these before but will def be looking into getting one

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    Fantastic idea! My daughter often asks what words mean and this way it will teach both the spelling and meaning, encouraging understanding!

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    emilia nastaly-howard

    Wow, great for my daughter. She has problems with spelling and understanding. It could help with both πŸ™‚

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    I think that this would be a great addition to my daughters home schooling tools and benefit her tremendously with her spelling.

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    My little girl is constantly asking me what certain words mean when she is reading and to be honest, sometimes I don’t really know how to describe it so that she understands, this would save me the job, its great that you don;t have to flick through loads of pages to find the word you are looking for too

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    I love how convenient this would be for my 9 year old. Although it would be nice for him to know how to use a conventional dictionary it seems in this day and age that it’s easier to pick up a tablet and look a word up. So this would be better as it would be less disruptive to his reading.

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    This appeals because I am trying to encourage my son to do more difficult reading and his love of gadgets means this would hopefully encourage him to tackle more difficult things and look up any words he struggles with.

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    Vicki Violet Morris

    I think it’s a great gadget that encourages children to read more complicated books as they can have the opportunity to learn to words and gain knowledge rather than skip over words they don’t understand.

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    I think its a great idea to have it to hand while reading! ad even better is the slim design so you can use it as a bookmark! That way you will always know where it is x

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    Love how educational this is, mixing the act of reading with something a bit techie too! It would be so much fun to learn on. Wish these were around when I was a child!

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    I love the idea of this my daughter struggles with ready but something like this we’re it helps children understand the word is great x

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    I think these would be so much more appealing to today’s children than learning how to use a dictionary in the traditional way πŸ™‚

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    I like the fact that this bookmark removes the need to keep a big dictionary handy, and is also a lot easier to use. It would be particularly great for travelling.

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    I think it is such a good idea, as it’s perfectly hand-sized and portable for little one’s to be able to carry around with them. It also makes it so much easier for them to look up words, as they can type in the words they need, using the book they are reading as guidance, rather than having to plough through a physical dictionary.

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    I love the fact that this is easy enough for my son to use himself, freeing up time to help both him AND his brother with their homework. Also I like that he will have fun enriching himself with more words in his vocabulary <3

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    It looks a fun way to learn. Learning new words can be a bit “boring” but this looks like it could be fun and a different way to learn, might keep their interest more. Thanks for the chance.

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    Means you can check the meaning of a word in an instant; you’d no longer have to put the book down and leave the room to find a dictionary.

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    I have never seen one of these before but I love the fact that it is quick and easy and encourages children to make sure they understand what they read! Such an important skill in life!

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    My daughter would love this, it would really help her learn what different words mean as she’s just starting to read by herself.

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    This would be perfect for our son.
    He enjoys reading. I like the idea that he was getting to know the correct meaning of new words.
    Thank you for running such a generous giveaway!
    I love reading your blogs. Keep up the great work!

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    These look great my kids are forever leaving their books bent open face onto the floor when they have misplaced their bits of paper bookmarks.

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    I think these are good as you cannot use phones in clases at school so if your child had this they could carry it in the pencil case for when they don’t understand a word instead of having to get phone out and get told off by the teachers.

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    This is the coolest thing! When I’m reading with children in school I always encourage them to look up words they are unsure of to expand their vocabulary and increase their understanding. They would be much more keen to do this with a digital gadget!

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