Crossword puzzles are a great way to develop spelling, vocabulary and comprehension skills, plus these crossword puzzles are fun holiday activities a child of any age will enjoy.
Word knowledge never goes away. Help teach the lifelong habit of learning new words and using the dictionary and thesaurus as well as synonym finders. The benefits are a'plenty. The when you understand basic roots of word origins and the evolution of language, test questions can often be a snap to answer.
Understanding word synonym prefixes for example, "trans-, tra-, tran-" in Latin means "across", so whenever you see the prefix you will automatically know half the equation: tradition, transcend, tran"sportation. Crossword puzzles are great methods of practicing these valuable skills.