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National Dictionary Day – Celebrate The Written Word!


Communication and language are vital.  Language is considered to have four main aspects to it – reading, writing, listening, and speaking.  Literacy is meant to improve conditions for not only the individual and their community, but for society as a whole.  Isn’t this all the more reason we should celebrate great literature and the basis for such – the written word?

It’s also the birthday of Noah Webster.

When I was a young girl, I spent many hours pouring over the dictionary.  I knew the value of a strong vocabulary and the strength of well-chosen words.  I don’t speak down to children.  I encourage them to explore and find depth in our world.  That starts with language…  because communication is vital.

Here are some great links to find some incredible books to read:


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