This picture word book of 1000 first words will broaden young children's vocabulary and strengthen their early reading and writing skills. Every picture-packed page is full of things children will love to look at, with word labels for each image, plus some simple text that encourages children to explore the book. Topics include Me and My Body, My Family and Friends, Animals in the Wild, All Sorts of Places, Describing People, Colours, Shapes, and Numbers, and Time, Seasons, and Weather. There are also five fun "story style" pages that tell a short narrative and inspire storytelling skills: for example, All in Day is about a young child's typical day, and Favourite Pets looks at a variety of pets, then follows the story of a playful dog looking for his bouncy ball. 1000 Useful Words clearly labels each picture, which encourages picture-and-word association and helps early reading, and each topic features questions that ask children to find things on the page or that stimulate thinking, talking, and early creative writing skills. The words have been chosen with the help of a leading educational consultant, Penny Coltman, and include lots of useful nouns, plus some interesting adjectives, and common verbs. Young children will be amazed and delighted by all the fascinating real-world photos, things to spot, imaginative pictures to talk about, and incredibly useful words! This fun and educational picture word book is a must-have first reference title for parents who are keen to develop their child's language and literacy skills.