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The Franklin KID-1240 Children’s Talking Dictionary & Spell Corrector, currently available for under $50 at, offers personalized greetings, phonetic spell corrections, a rhyme finder, and 5 word-building games that include different skills levels.

Geared to children ages 6 and up, the unit runs on 4 AAA batteries (not included) and comes with 44,000 vocabulary words, as well as a guide to writing cursive for little hands. A parent can create customized spelling lists and have a child learn those words through the unit’s games.

Reviewers on Amazon are particularly pleased with the Talking Dictionary & Spell Corrector’s help in aiding children who have learning disabilities such as dyslexia, and for children for whom English is not the primary language.

The Children’s Talking Dictionary and Spell Corrector is available here.

Susan Moss is an owner/partner in and is a freelance bookkeeper in Chicago, Illinois.