Wordless picture books are a powerful tool in developing literacy skills, including listening skills and building vocabulary. When there is no text to rely on, children truly have to use the pictures to interpret what is happening in the story, which encourages creativity and builds confidence.
When reading a wordless picture book, it is important to ask questions and encourage child-led narration. Great starter questions can include:
- What do you see in this picture?
- Who is that?
- What is the weather, season, or day?
- What is the character feeling?
- What are they going to do next?
If you have additional questions or want to learn more about the benefits of reading wordless picture books, our youth department is here to help. Our librarians have curated some of their favorite wordless picture books for you to browse. Place your hold today!