Do you ever feel lost when it comes to how to read a wordless book?
I’m convinced that some of the very best picture books being published today are wordless. They invite us to slow down, predict what will come next, make connections, and linger over a good story, well-told.
Today I’m excited to share some of the best ones with you, as well as a simple guide for how to read them.
In this episode, you’ll hear:
- why wordless books are worth our time
- how to read a wordless books (with tips for what to say as you turn the pages)
- just a few favorites 😉
I also answer a question about how to handle vocabulary when homeschooling, and if listening to books and reading are enough on their own. (Spoiler: ✔️)
Get the printable booklist & tip sheet
OUR FAVORITE WORDLESS BOOKS
Click the play button to start listening:
|2:46||Wonderful wordless books!|
|4:35||Get the guide|
|5:23||Q&A: Handling vocabulary in your homeschool?|
|9:29||Can you read a wordless book?|
|11:32||But WHY wordless books?|
|15:22||An invitation to slow down|
|18:57||How to read wordless books …|
|26:56||‘Hike’ and the wonderful Jerry Pinkney …|
|28:25||Barbara Lehman’s gorgeous books …|
|29:36||Let the Kids Speak|
Quote to remember:
“The best picture books tell half of the story in the illustrations. You’re missing a lot if you don’t linger over those pictures. And a wordless book invites us to linger… because there’s nothing else to do!”Sarah Mackenzie