“Reading is definitely dreaming with eyes open! But reading picture books is just magic.”
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words. Picture speaks, picture expresses! It has the power to hold one’s attention. And when portraying a story, it becomes a marvelous experience. Be it adults or kids, pictures fascinates and allures all alike. It is so true when we say that relating to pictures is much easier than words. That’s why one is attracted to books with pictures than normal books, their counterparts. It surely builds up the magic.
Before they read words, children are reading pictures!
Right from the beginning of learning a language, children enjoy reading picture books. It helps them relate and build up an image. These early readers learn new words and it enhances their vocabulary.The rhyme and rhythm in many books ensures that children pick up new words quickly and adeptly.The unfamiliar words become easier because the pictures provide hints to the reader. It not just polishes their imaginative skills but also their understanding and retention abilities. The verbal patterns and illustrations in these light-hearted setting influences them for the rest of their lives.
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words – From my personal experience
My 3.5 year old loves picture based books! She has a new inventive story to tell everyday using the same illustrations. It doesn’t really matter if what she’s portraying makes sense or not, the repetition of these images helps her to grasp the essence of storytelling. Kids of this age love their reading time and believe in the magic of stories. While their retention power is at learner’s stage, these pictures encourages them to read and know more.
Not only just stories, the diversity that these books offer, is also extraordinary. One can either read the printed content or build something new just by looking at the pictures. It surely helps the children with questioning abilities thus, increasing their curiosity and inventiveness. Also, it gives these little ones a sense of independency. A kid can form a story and easily enjoy without adult regulation.
Art and colors excites all!
Children just love art. Hence the usage of coloring books is so high. They relate to pictures much quickly than the content. The best advantage of such books is the illustration and the color scheme. The play of all bright hues automatically uplifts the mood of the reader. Good, positive pictures not only spread joy but simply looking at them gives a sense of ecstasy, yet serenity.
Reading is fun and not a chore!
Just don’t be in the rat race! Don’t push the child! They should automatically feel the charm and charisma of a picture book. Let them feel the attraction of these books themselves. Yes, I agree, the world definitely appreciates a quick learner but a child with learning, imagining and creating abilities is prerequisite.
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Until next time!
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Soak in! Let your imagination run free!