Picture books open a world of discovery, fun, excitement and joy for children of all ages. As I frequently explain to parents, don’t be quick to rush children out of picture books and into chapter books! Picture books build vocabulary, encourage conversations, make personal connections to the world, encourage imagination, assist in language development and provide comfort and happiness. Picture books introduce the concept of reading even if the child cannot yet read.
"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents" - Emilie Buchwald