Hands on Learning: Use Wordless Picture Books to Improve Your Child’s Expressive Language

Does your baby have issue expressing himself? Typically youngsters with delayed language improvement have a meager vocabulary to attract from when talking. They might have so much to say, however do not know what phrases to make use of.

With the ability to converse fluently requires quite a few expertise. Your baby must have a wealthy vocabulary of phrases, in addition to be capable of recall these phrases rapidly. He wants to have the ability to perceive his listener’s viewpoint, in order that he can add essential data if vital. And lastly, he additionally must know how one can manage his ideas in order that what he says is coherent and is smart.

In earlier posts I’ve talked about a number of methods your baby can enhance her expressive language expertise: creating tales from a enjoyable journey, taking part in the command card sport, even creating a technique information for his or her favourite online game.

On this hands-on studying sport, your baby will use wordless image books to construct her vocabulary, enhance her reminiscence, and observe her sequencing expertise.


Your favourite wordless image ebook. There are a lot to select from, however this is an inventory of nice wordless image books to browse.


1) Flip by way of the ebook and resolve whether or not or not you’ll give attention to nouns or verbs. This will depend on what you need to accomplish together with your baby, in addition to which the ebook lends itself.

If the ebook has a distinct character for every web page (just like “The Farmer within the Dell” or “Brown Bear” which isn’t wordless however nonetheless an amazing alternative) then you definitely would select to give attention to nouns. If the ebook has one primary character, then you definitely would select verbs.

2) Assign one phrase to every web page. You possibly can ask your baby to think about the phrase by saying, “What’s that?” or “What are they doing?” When your baby solutions, condense that reply to 1 phrase, and repeat it as you level to the image. In case your baby has issue naming the image, inform them the proper phrase.

3) After 2 to three footage, ask your baby to call the noun or verb for every web page. You possibly can select to make use of the images as a clue in case your baby is youthful or has reasonable to extreme language delays. In any other case, you possibly can merely shut the ebook and ask them to call the phrases that they heard.

Don’t be concerned if that is troublesome for them at first; assist them out if vital by giving a touch (first letter, first few sounds within the phrase). It is higher to your baby to achieve success with hints than fail with no assist in any respect.

TIP: You possibly can have your baby identify and keep in mind footage in teams of three, in order that they by no means have to recollect greater than three pages at a time. If that is too simple to your baby, you possibly can have your baby

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