Why Picture Books Are So Important For Children

Great new kid’s book project from Nicholas Rossis. Check out the illustrations in his preview.

Nicholas C. Rossis

I have been quietly working on a pet project, a picture book for toddlers, in collaboration with the very talented Thanasis Psaros. Here is a sneak preview:

Saxlamari | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books

My experience with the wee one has shown me just how essential picture books are for young readers. They are building blocks that facilitate vocabulary skills, literacy, story analysis, and sentence structure. These aspects are significant for young minds and an important component of learning how to read.

Typically, this type of book format is the initial step in introducing your child to reading and is considered the start of learning the language. Here are my top reasons for why picture books are essential to children:

Building Language Skills

Picture books are often used to build language skills in children. The illustrations in a picture book can provide context clues for words that the child may not be familiar with. The repetition of…

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15 thoughts on “Why Picture Books Are So Important For Children

  1. I hope that if you proceed to write a book for children you find a way to incorporate some pictures of dear old Ollie playing and having fun. I think that would be precious. Who could not fall in love with that dear four-legged soul?

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