Picture Books - How Important Are They?
Think about your favorite childhood picture book – the one book – you opened time and time again. For me, it was A Kiss for Little Bear, by Else Minarik, illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Although we may never know exactly why any one particular book struck our fancy, as adults, we do know that picture books are important to developmental literacy in children. While there are many reasons, and much discussion on the subject, here are my top five: 1. Snuggle time! Picture books p