Includes educational aids to help in the teaching of the alphabet, grammar, "sight words" and short sentences, €Mrs.€Sherwood's Primer; or, First Book for Children is a prime example of an early childhood education textbook.
This instructive story about a young girl's adventures was written for the moral development of other young girls. At the time of its publication, the story was lauded for its simplicity and clear moral lessons.
Mary Martha Sherwood was deeply concerned that children grow up in a Christian context. This book of stories was written specifically for children in India so that they might understand the teachings of Christianity.