Wordless picture books are books that tell a story using only pictures and no words. They are a great way to help children develop their creativity and storytelling skills. Wordless picture books naturally help pre-readers progress from listening to a story to telling a story. As they progress, children learn to devise storylines, understand sequencing, and develop oral, and eventually written, storytelling skills.
Wordless picture books invite children to become active participants in the story. As there are no words, the flow of the story is not interrupted, as it would be when reading text. They encourage children to tell a story rather than read a text or listen to an adult read one.