Where Are the Words?!

Don't panic if you pick up a picture book with no words! Wordless books are a gateway to developing your child's imagination, vocabulary self-esteem and storytelling skills.

Here's how to not be at a loss for words when reading these books:

  1. Take a walk through the pages, glancing at the pictures and getting a feel for the story.
  2. Volunteer to go first and model to your child how to tell a story, using the pictures as a guide.
  3. Let your child have a turn if they're comfortable.
  4. Read it again! What do you notice this time that you didn't before?

Take a look at Baby, Baby, What Do You See? for questions to ask while reading wordless books.

Interested in finding wordless books to read? This list has all you need: No Words!, opens a new window