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Picture Books Build Your Child’s Vocabulary

Picture books are brim full of elephants, monkeys and giraffes!

Hear and see!
When a child hears the name and sees the picture – both at the same time – it makes that previously unknown word much easier to recall.

Most especially when that same story is read over and over – three or four times!

Read it again!
When the same word and the same picture are encountered three or four times over the course of a few days, that visual image and that name become permanently imprinted.

Picture books are the best way to build a child’s vocabulary of brand new words!

Why We Want our Children to Be Creative

We all use creativity:

  • To solve problems by imagining different outcomes and how to achieve them.
  • To enhance our lives by creating ways to make ourselves happy.
  • To enrich relationships.

Picture books nurture creativity:

  • By providing an opportunity for open ended questions to encourage imagination such as “what would it be like to float in a bubble?”
  • llustrations in picture books help children understand what they are reading and provide visual clues which inspire imagination.
  • Children often make up their own languages while pretending to be characters in a story.

What Children Gain from Oobee Doobee Adventure Stories

They learn:

  • That stepping out of the familiar into places unknown can be fun.
  • That others, no matter how different, can become playmates and friends.
  • That anything that goes wrong can be cheerfully put to rights.

Every Oobee Doobee adventure is a positive experience and fabulous fun.

Much to Learn from Colouring in with Oobee, Doobee and Friends

Practise with a pencil
Colouring in gives little fingers hours of practise perfecting their grip – a vital step in learning to write.

Hand and eye coordination
Colouring in develops the fine hand and finger muscles which are necessary to make a pencil go where the eye wants it to go.

Creativity
Colouring in is a child’s first lesson in drawing which helps them compose their own drawings later on.