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Little Explorers
Picture Dictionary

Organized by the Sound at the Beginning of the Word
long a b hard c
+ k
ch d long e f+ph hard g h long i j +
soft g
l long o short o p s + soft c sh t th long u v y
short a short e pl sk sl sp st sph short u w
air aw bl cl cr qu dr eer fl gl short i m or ow pr skr sm spl str sw shr tr thr ur wh z
ar br fr gr n oy r squ sn spr tw
Words that Start with the "J" Sound
(including words that start with j and a soft g)


gem

Gems sparkle and shine.


geography

Geography is the study of the location of people and features on Earth and how they interact.

geology

Geology is the study of the Earth's structure, including rocks and minerals.
angle
geometry

Geometry is the mathematical study of points, lines, angles, and solids.


Georgia

Georgia is a state in the southeastern United States of America. Its capital is Atlanta.


gerbil

Gerbils are small rodents that some people keep as pets.


Gerrothorax

Gerrothorax was an ancient amphibian that lived over 200 million years ago - it is extinct.


giant anteater

The Giant Anteater is the biggest anteater. It is about 7 feet long.


giant ground sloth

A huge, extinct mammal that lived during the last Ice Ages. It is also called Megatherium. This plant-eater had hook-like claws.


giant panda

The giant panda is a black and white bear from China.


giant squid

Giant Squid swim deep in the oceans. They have ten arms and their eyes are the size of basketballs.


gingerbread

Gingerbread is a spicy cookie. Gingerbread men and gingerbread women are cookies shaped like little people.

giraffe

The giraffe is the tallest land animal.


jacket

A jacket is a short coat.


jack-in-the-box

A jack-in-the-box is a toy that can surprise you!


jack-o'-lantern

A jack-o'-lantern is a carved pumpkin. It looks scary when it's lit up!


jack rabbit

Jack rabbits are hares; they have very long legs and long ears.


Jack Russell terrier

The Jack Russell terrier is a feisty dog that was originally bred to drive small animals from their burrows.


jacks

Jacks is a traditional children's game.


jaguar

The jaguar is a large, spotted wild cat from South and Central America.


jam

Jam is a spread made from fruit.


janitor

A janitor is someone who looks after and cleans a building.


January

January is the first month of the year.


Japan

Japan is a country in Asia known for its art, poetry, samurai, and engineering. Japan's capital city is Tokyo.


jar

Jars are containers with a large opening and a lid.


jaws

Jaws let you open and close your mouth and take bites.


jay

Jays are beautiful, noisy birds.

jeans

Jeans are pants made from denim fabric.
Jefferson

Jefferson, Thomas

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) wrote the Declaration of Independence and was the third president of the USA, serving from 1801 to 1809.


jelly

Jelly is a spread made from fruit juice.


jellybeans

Jellybeans are colorful and sweet.


jellyfish

Jellyfish are animals that have stinging tentacles.


jerboa

The jerboa is a small, long-tailed rodent that hops.


jester

A jester was an entertainer for royalty during the Middle Ages.


jet

A jet is a very fast, powerful airplane.


jet engine

A jet engine is a powerful motor that propels an airplane.


jewel

Jewels sparkle and shine.


jewelry

Rings, pins, earrings and necklaces are jewelry.


jigsaw puzzle

To put a jigsaw puzzle together, you match shapes.


joey

A joey is a baby kangaroo.


jog

Jogging is good exercise.


jokes

Do you know any good jokes?


joystick

A joystick is used to play some computer games.


judo

Judo is one of the martial arts.


jug

A jug holds a liquid, like water.


juggle

It takes good coordination to juggle.


juice

Juice is pressed from fruit or vegetables.


July

July is the seventh month of the year.


jump

When you jump, you go up and down.


jumping bean

A jumping bean is a seed pod in which a caterpillar lives. When the caterpillar moves, the seed pod moves. The caterpillar will turn into a moth eventually.
Jumping Bean Moth

jumping bean moth

A jumping bean moth begins its life as an egg and a caterpillar living in a seed pod (called a jumping bean). This moth is from Mexico.


jump rope

There are a lot of different ways to jump rope.

junco

This junco is a small songbird from North America.


June

June is the sixth month of the year.
Rainforest

jungle

A jungle is a wild tropical growth of trees, plants, and animals.
junk

junk

A junk is a traditional Chinese sailing ship made of wood.
Jupiter

Jupiter

Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system and the fifth planet from the sun.
Stegosaurus

Jurassic period

Dinosaurs flourished during the Jurassic period, 208-146 million years ago. Stegosaurus and Apatosaurus were two dinosaurs that lived during the Jurassic.

Little Explorers Picture Dictionary
Organized by the Sound at the Beginning of the Word
long a b hard c
+ k
ch d long e f+ph hard g h long i j +
soft g
l long o short o p s + soft c sh t th long u v y
short a short e pl sk sl sp st sph short u w
air aw bl cl cr qu dr eer fl gl short i m or ow pr skr sm spl str sw shr tr thr ur wh z
ar br fr gr n oy r squ sn spr tw


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