Stories without Words
Would you like to help your child develop good reading comprehension skills and increase vocabulary?
Read a wordless picture book together!
Your child will develop important reading skills, such as:
• critical thinking
• predicting what happens next
• storytelling/narrative skills
• detecting story sequence
Extend the story by asking open-ended questions about what is happening in the pictures. Ask the child, “What do you think will happen next?”
Ask “What if ..” questions.
Play “I Spy with my Little Eye” and look for items on the page.
Search for “stories without words” in the library catalog to find wordless picture books,
but here are a few to help you get started:
Zoom by Istvan Banyai – See what is really happening when you zoom in for a closer look.
Sidewalk Circus by Paul Fleischman – As a young girl watches, the activities across from her bus stop become a circus.
Rosie’s Walk by Pat Hutchins – A hen takes a walk through the farmyard without realizing that a fox is following her.
The Secret Box by Barbara Lehman – A schoolboy hides a box under the floorboards for children of the future to find and follow to a secret place.
Picnic by Emily McCully – A young mouse gets lost on his way to a family picnic.
A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka – A dog’s favorite ball is destroyed by a bigger dog.
Flotsam by David Wiesner – A science-minded boy discovers an underwater camera washed up on the beach.
Watch for a booklist with additional titles, coming soon!
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