Do you like reading children’s books with little to no words?
Recently, we discovered the magic of
near-wordless books afresh
with 《一起玩》 😍
If you find it familiar,
yes, this is the sequel to
our beloved 《抱抱》Hug!
Let me share with you a story.
Last night my 2 year old 👧🏻
caught me by surprise.
We’ve been reading this book
the 3rd day in a row…
And she started describing the pages
all on her own
and I was surprised at her level of understanding!
At this moment I was so surprised!
She actually understood that
in the book,
when the sun comes up,
it’s a new day.
Actually we’ve been
talking about this concept
to explain the passage of time,
to anticipate the next day,
as part of our bedtime routine.
But it hits different to know that she
1. Actively recalled a relevant detail
from earlier in the story
2. Applied the concept
that “sun comes up” =
“a new day” to our reading 🥰🥰
From a very simple
yet masterfully written and illustrated book,
I’ve been able to discuss with
my 2 year old things like
✨sometimes we feel angry and pout 有时候我们会生气、嘟嘟嘴
✨it’s fun to play 玩的时候，好开心
✨it’s nice to have friends 有朋友，真好
✨we need to wait patiently 我们耐心地等待
✨a turtle’s home is its shell 乌龟的壳，就是它的家
And discuss with my 6 and 8 year olds things like
✨ there is a time for everything 万物皆有时
✨ time management is important 时间管理很重要
✨differences between fiction and non-fiction books 虚构类读物 和 非虚构类读物 的分别
✨ differences between turtles, tortoises and terrapins 海龟和乌龟的区别 🐢
I used to be a little nervous
with wordless books
because I didn’t know what to say.
Over time I’ve learnt some
tips and tricks
to enjoy and even maximise
these wordless books!
Would you like to hear about these tips?
Do you have any favourite wordless book
or near wordless book
Do you have any tips to read wordless books?
Share with us in the comments!