I am loving reading all the big brain thoughts about “Why Picture Books are Important on PictureBookMonth.com …
My immediate thoughts on this is purely emotional. For me, picture books are all about snuggling and cuddling and laughing and sighing and loving and ahhhhh togetherness! So picture books are good for developing hearts!
But also, there is the teacher in me that knows that picture books are good for developing powerful young brains too. The language of picture books – the rhythms and sound patterns help to develop and strengthen brains.
I loved reading this guest post on Imagination Soup – by Robin Merrill, a mom who reads poetry to her toddler. Gorgeous magic at work!
I encourage anyone who loves picture books to read this article by Anita Silvey regarding the wish for longer picture books – and for deeper, richer stories. Like the classics that are still loved. Even though they take longer to read. Or because they take longer to read.
The longer stories are a better brain work out!
Sarah Wones Tomp
WRITING ON THE SIDEWALK