Take a Picture Book Walk...

...and help children learn important early literacy skills - especially background knowledge and vocabulary!

A Picture Book Walk helps develop your children's language and pre-reading skills. Have a conversation with your child around a book before you read it. Talk about the pictures keeping in mind what is needed to understand the story when it is read.

Picture book walks let you explore a book with children before reading the words.

What to Do:

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Guidelines from: Saroj Ghoting, www.earlylit.net

What Books?

Many books are perfect for picture walks. Choose something you haven't read with your child before and make sure the pictures help tell the story. You might want to try Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig; Not a Box by Antoinette Portis; Snip Snap, What's That? by Mara Bergman; Too Many Toys by David Shannon; or I Went Walking by Sue Williams.

Read more about this great way to share a book and teach early literacy skills:

Taking a Picture Walk from Reading With Bean
"Reading With Young Children: A Picture Walk" from Teach Preschool