This blog is excerpted from a guide received at a national library conference this past summer. I'm a huge fan of wordless books (one of my degrees is in speech-language pathology), so I wanted to help spread the word. But none of these words are actually mine. They belong to Myra Zarnowski, a professor in the Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education at Queens College, CUNY. But the booklist at the end? That's all me.
With wordless picture books, readers take an active part in bringing each story to life by combining the visual storytelling techniques and clues provided by the artist with their own words. This format allows readers to find clues, make discoveries, fill in gaps in information, and revise ideas. Share these activities with your young readers to help them discover the joys of inspiring, playful, and engaging wordless picture books.