Picture books DO boost literacy

Picture books help literacy

Helping your child develop language skills

A study at Manchester University found that picture books do boost literacy.

The key to success is to talk about what happens in the book while reading it.

As it turns out, picture books with few words at each page can help develop literacy skill in children better than complicated texts.

The simple text in picture books tends to stimulate complex discussions between adult and child, whereas complicated sentences reduce the need for dialogue.

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