All the new Schofield & Sims dictionaries stand alone as excellent sources of reference. Supporting the Primary Framework for literacy, the dictionaries and word books widen children's vocabulary and improve their reading and writing skills. They have been carefully graded so that each builds on the earlier one - thus providing a natural progression. The Schofield & Sims First Dictionary: contains more than 5000 headwords plus short forms/plurals/alternative verb forms/comparatives/superlatives, gives help with some pronunciation, features a special introduction for children 'What is a dictionary?', gives concise instructions on 'How to use this book', reinforces knowledge of the alphabet by providing an alphabet strip on each page and is supported by the First Dictionary & Thesaurus Activities available separately.