Illustrated by award winning artist Nick Sharratt, this fabulous dictionary is designed to teach young children simple word and picture association, and to help them develop their language skills -- an essential stage in learning to read. My First Picture Dictionary contains a selection of common everyday words, grouped in familiar themes such as In the Park, At the Seaside, and Things We Like to Eat. Each word is accompanied by a bold, colourful illustration, and many spreads also feature an action-packed scene incorporating the words. A special feature of the dictionary is the questions posed by the cat, the dog and the family of children who appear throughout the book. These questions help parents and teachers to share the book with their children, encouraging them to look closely at the words and pictures, and talk about what they see. The dictionary opens with an introduction for adults, explaining how to get the most out of the book, and ends with a range of fun spreads that explore simple concepts such as colour, numbers and 'doing' words. Age 2-4
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A member of the Society of Authors, with over 60 titles to her name, Irene Yates has also written for the Times Education Suppliment, Scholastic Teachers' Magazine and BBC Schools' Radio. An expert in literacy and language development, she became a writing member of the first SCAA KS1 Test Development Team, and contributed to the Reading Tests in 1995, 1996 and 1997. She also visits schools reqularly as a Writer and Poet, and runs teacher training days in all aspects of language development, particularly literacy.Language Notes:
Text: English, French
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