Children, Art, and Language: An Evening with Philip Yenawine

Learning to speak is a process involving give and take. It logically begins as we talk to tiny ones, naming things and narrating activities, but for children to learn language, they need to respond even if early on they babble. They must engage in verbal exchanges for them to understand how and why to communicate. Images are perfect subjects for early communication; consider their omnipresence in children’s literature. Reading stories should start with reading pictures, not bypassing them in a...