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.
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.
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.