Books without wordsFeb 24
There is an old familiar adage that states “A picture is worth a thousand words”. Encourage your child to discover those words (well, maybe not quite a thousand) and write a story.
Books without words can be utilized in numerous ways to teach children about writing, reading, speaking and expanding their imagination and vocabulary. Books containing only illustrations can be used to teach these important skills by following a few simple steps listed below:
1) Have your child briefly look over the illustrations in the book and tell you a story as he looks at each of the illustrations.
2) Use post-it notes or something similar to record one or two lines for each illustrated page. (If your child desires, he may choose to write his own story.)
3) Depending on your child’s age, either you or your child can read the story aloud and make a recording.
4) The recording can then be used to help your child read along with the story.
*These steps can be repeated as many times as you desire to slightly change the story each time.
Here is a list of some titles to get you started:
The Red Book by Barbara Lehman
The Chicken Thief by Beatrice Rodriguez
Ice by Arthur Geisert
The Silver Pony: A Story in Pictures by Lynd Ward
Museum Trip by Barbara Lehman
Rainstorm by Barbara Lehman
Rooster’s Revenge by Beatrice Rodriguez
Carl’s Birthday by Alexandra Day