Saturday, February 20, 2021

NYT - Your Kids Aren't Too Old for Picture Books

I have long felt we should spend more time with picture books,

so this opinion piece by Pamela Paul caught my eye. Ms. Paul is

the author of  "How to Raise a Reader."

“My kid has outgrown picture books.”

I hear this often when enthusing about a new picture book and offering to pass one along to a friend. It’s the kind of thing parents will say with a certain amount of pride because of what it implies: My child is now reading independently and no longer requires the crutch of pictures. Just as he once relinquished the binky, he has moved on.

I hear this and I think, “Poor kid,” and also, “Poor parent.” Nobody moves on from picture books. At least, nobody should.

For the full piece click here