Countless experts have often reminded parents about the value of reading. According to them, exposing children to good books at an early age can be beneficial for their development.
One common misconception, however, is that when we talk about reading, it’s exclusively about books with words. This is definitely not the case because wordless picture books are actually highly recommended as well.
In an educational blog post by Common Sense Media, we see some of the benefits of “reading” wordless books, particularly for toddlers and preschoolers.
#1. Wordless books can help children learn “how a book works.”
According to the website, kids will start to get comfortable with reading as they begin to understand how a book functions as they go “front to back, left to right, top to bottom.”
Picture books are also a great way of introducing them to storytelling structures as they develop skills in “listening, comprehension, and interpreting visual images.”
#2. Wordless books can enrich your children’s vocabulary and imagination.
This may sound surprising to some but yes, textless books can do exactly that. Young children learn to identify “objects, people, places, animals, and actions,” especially when their parents or guardians read with them.
Moreover, picture books invite kids to imagine dialogues and scenarios for the characters as they read or try to narrate stories.
#3. Wordless books build confidence.
Even if a child can’t read words yet, his or her confidence gets a boost as he or she gets to finish an entire book without requiring any assistance from adults.
So yes, there are a lot of reasons why you should try to get your young children into textless books (or even age-appropriate silent comics and graphic novels). Go check out your local bookstores or you might also want to head over to Common Sense Media’s website for a list of recommendations.
Babies Born In January And February More Likely To Be Rich And Famous, Study Says
Are you an Aquarius? You might end up being Hollywood’s next big star!
Are you celebrating your birthday early this year? There's a huge possibility that you will be rich and famous one day. A new study has found that babies born in January and February are more likely to become celebrities when they grow up.
The Journal of Social Sciences conducted a study that investigated a favored zodiac sign for celebrity births. The researchers randomly selected people from different walks of life including scientists, politicians, authors, sports icons, actors, and musicians. Interestingly, they found that most Hollywood stars were born between January 20 and February 18.
What do Emma Roberts, Will Poulter, and Jennifer Aniston of 'We're The Millers' have in common? They're all successful Aquarians.
So what is it about babies born in January and February? The researchers made the connection with astrology, stating that Aquarius is the zodiac sign that is more likely to become a celebrity. Famous Aquarians include Oprah Winfrey, Harry Styles, Ellen DeGeneres, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Jennifer Aniston, among many others....
Goats Prefer Humans Who Smile At Them, New Study Says
Just another awesome reason to smile when you see a goat!
There is little doubt that smiles are the easiest way to put other people at ease. However, it looks like humans aren't the only ones who like a friendly face. A new study has found that goats prefer smiling people compared to grouchy or angry faces.
The study was published by the Royal Society. The researchers observed 20 goats from the Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats in the United Kingdom. The goats were released into pens that were decorated with pictures of angry and happy human faces. In no time, the scientists discovered that the goats preferred to interact with the smiling photos and somehow ignored the grumpy images.
The study could prove that goats can sense kindness in a human's facial expression.
The preference for happy faces isn't the only thing that the study discovered. The researchers also found that the goats can recognize a human face and distinguish between expressions. When given a choice, they always went for the smiling face....
Does Wearing A Hat Make You Go Bald?
Hats have nothing to do with hair loss.
Most people wear hats for protection against the sun or for fashion. But do you believe your favorite baseball cap is also making you unfashionably bald? It looks like your parents had a different reason for telling to you to stop wearing your hat all the time.
People have always associated wearing hats with the cause of baldness. Interestingly, the hair-related myth started a long time ago and it was first referenced in 1929. In the book The Childs Heredity by P.B. Popenoe, the author noted that “the wearing of tight hats and other causes blamed for pattern baldness have nothing to do with the case.”
Hats might not be the reason why you're going bald.
So what exactly causes baldness? Popenoe's book might have the answer when it stated that “the pattern is one of the inherited possessions of the family.”...