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!