Has it been a while since you read a picture book? They aren’t just for young children and can be enjoyed by a person of any age. Picture books are a great way to start conversations with older children about difficult topics. There isn’t a topic that you can’t find a picture book about!  Need to talk about friendship? Peer pressure? Changing bodies? There’s a picture book for that! 

Picture books are also a great way to learn about new topics that interest you. You can find information about historical events, scientific concepts, famous people, the arts, and anything else you can think of!

Picture books remain a great way to help children learn. Young children are learning at an incredible rate. Picture books provide quick ways to capture children’s attention and work on important things like comprehension, vocabulary, and phonological awareness. Rhyming, repetition, and story structure are also important concepts that can be learned about through picture books.

Young or old-one of the most relaxing things to do is to curl up with a stack of picture books!  Visit the children’s department at the library and read a few.