What are wordless picture books and why are they good for children?
A wordless picture book is one that has no, or very few, words (only pictures). With these books, the pictures tell the story through illustration alone. This format challenges children to use their imaginations to create or narrate their own text. This can provide an opportunity for storytelling, writing captions, developing oral fluency, developing visual literacy, and developing vocabulary skills for both young children learning to read and children learning English as a second language. Sit with your child or children and let them tell you the story as you move through one of these great wordless picture books.