Oral Language

Oral Language
It is important to note that, oral language is the key foundation to which reading is built on. Picture books are unique literary form that enables young readers to develop oral language. This is because the child’s first impression of the book is shaped by pictures. With this, one should involve children in books that are eye-catching to draw them into the book. According to Glazer and Cyndi (22), illustrations on books play a vital role in various ways. For instance, Reading aloud draw children to the book in that it enables them to understand what is happening in the reading. It makes the story interesting and easy to understand.
Picture books assist young children to articulate that words do convey meaning, even before they understand the text. For instance, reading aloud pictures increases children’s knowledge of vocabulary, which is a significant block for reading. Still, picture books assist young children to identify letters, numbers, shapes, colours, and names of places, animals, people, and objects. Picture books help children to gain vivid insights. For example, a child who has never been to a farm can learn about this place through picture books. Images can help children to understand what the farm consists of despite not having visited the place.
Reading aloud picture books is a perfect opportunity for an adult to interact with the child effectively. It is a critical element of developing a strong passion for books. Reading aloud is important in that it generates a strong conversation about the book and its plot. With this, the young child is able to understand the main points, objects, and character of the book.

Works Cited
Glazer, Joan I, and Cyndi Giorgis. Literature for Young Children. Upper Saddle River, N.J: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2005. Print.