Forget the Words: Wordless Picture Books for Children

These wordless picture books allow children to develop their own storytelling abilities by “reading” the stories themselves.

Reading is a wonderful way to improve your child’s vocabulary. But what about books that don’t have any words?  A wonderful list a books without words that lets children tell the story with these wordless picture books!

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Forget the Words: Wordless Picture Books for Children | Mommy Evolution

“Reading” stories with no words

My boys really loved it when I brought home wordless picture books when they were younger.

The first time, I would tell them the story that I was seeing in the pictures.

That’s all it took… then they would make up their own story and explanations.

Wordless picture books have a big role to play in helping children develop their language and literacy skills

Wordless Picture Books for Children


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  1. Another great one and fairly new is Journey by Aaron Becker. You have many of our favorites on here!

  2. We received Tuesdays Frog as a gift a couple of years ago. It never occurred to me to look for more to use for child-led story telling. I love the idea! I will definitely be looking for more now. 🙂

  3. Natalie Brown says:

    Hi! It’s been awhile since I bought children’s books because my son is 26 years old. Although, I have a grandson who is 18 months old. I’ve never even heard of wordless books to let the child tell the story. I love this! “Pinned” for my grandson. Thank-you for the information!!

    1. Aw, so glad you pinned for your grandson. It’s a wonderful way to share story time. I began wordless books with my boys well before they were talking. I would talk through the story, pointing out what we saw on the page. Then as they got older, they began to tell me the story in their own way 🙂

  4. You have so many good ones on here! Chalk is one of our absolute favorites! Have you seen Bill Thomson’s latest, called Fossil? It’s also wordless and really good, too.

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