Pictures Worth a Thousand Words

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

Books are a great way to expand your child’s speech and language skills at home. Wordless picture books add to the joy of storytelling, because you, or your child, become the storyteller.

They can be used to target a variety of skills:   

  • Sequence what happens first, next, and last in the story.
  • Recall details of the story after the story is finished.
  • Expand your child’s vocabulary by talking about the people, places, objects, actions and/or feelings of the people in the story.
  • Have your child describe the picture to you and guess what they are talking about.       
  • Target articulation skills by having your child tell the story using their best speech sounds.       
  • Point out pictures that have your child’s target sound(s) in them.

See below for a sample of some wordless picture books. Wordless books leave the story up to your child’s imagination…and the possibilities are endless.  

Ready, Set, Read!

Wave by Suzy Lee
Chalk by Bill Thomson
Fossil by Bill Thomson
The Flower Man by Mark Ludy
Hank and the Egg by Rebecca Dudley
Bluebird by Bob Staake 
Zoom by Istvan Banyai
Re-Zoom by Istvan Banyai
Flashlight by Lizi Boyd
Door by Jihyeon Lee
Rainstorm by Barbara Lehman 
Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle
Inside Outside by Lizi Boyd
Journey by Aaron Becker
Pool by Jihyeon Lee
Mirror by Jeannie Baker
Sidewalk Flowers by JonArno Lawson
Float by Daniel Miyares
South by Patrick McDonnell
The Boy and the Airplane by Mark Pett
The Girl and the Bicycle by Mark Pett
The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee
The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney
Tuesday by David Wiesner
Where’s Walrus by Stephen Savage
Window by Jeannie Baker

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This post written for you by Eileen Adamo, M.S., CCC-SLP of Columbus Speech & Hearing Center