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In this article, we introduce HelexKids, an online written word database for Greek-speaking children in primary education (grades 1 to 6). The database is organised on a grade by grade basis and on a cumulative basis by combining grade 1 with grades 2 to 6. It provides values for: Zipf, frequency per million, dispersion, estimated word frequency per million, standard word frequency contextual diversity, orthographic Levenshtein distance and lemma frequencies. These values are derived from 116 textbooks used in primary education in Greece and Cyprus producing a total of 68,692 different word types. HelexKids has been developed to assist researchers in studying language development, educators in selecting age-appropriate items for teaching as well as writers and authors of educational books for Greek/Cypriot children. The database is open access and can be searched online at http://www.helexkids.org
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Terzopoulos, A., Duncan, L., Wilson, M. A. J., Niolaki, G., & Masterson, J. (2017). HelexKids: A word frequency database for Greek and Cypriot primary school children. Behavior Research Methods, 49(1), 83-96. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13428-015-0698-5