At first you might think to yourself, “What is the point of a book with no words?” But inside you’ll find stunning artwork and a story that can change with every reading. Especially when read together with an adult, these books help to develop early literacy skills and to widen a child’s vocabulary base.
How to Read a Wordless Picture Book with Your Child
- Point to the pictures and objects in the story. Pointing helps develop their understanding that words have meaning.
- Develop new twists in the story-line to introduce new vocabulary, or topics that your child is interested in.
- For younger children, wordless picture books help them learn the mechanics of a book. They will master following the pictures from left to right and turning the pages long before they read a printed word.
- Finished reading? Have your child create their own wordless picture book and tell the story aloud.
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