{Wordless & Minimally Worded Books} Fabulous for SLPs targeting multiple goals! (updated 8/14/22)



{Wordless & Minimally Worded Books} Fabulous for SLPs targeting multiple goals!

I love wordless & minimally worded books! Most have amazing illustrations and are fabulous for targeting goals on inferencing, storytelling, descriptive language, social skills & more.

Here are a few of my faves:

– Carl’s Summer Vacation (there are numerous books in this series)
– Chalk
– Draw!
– Flotsam
– Fossil
– Fox’s Garden
– Good Night, Gorilla
– Journey
– Little Mouse
– Moo!
– Mr. Wuffles
– Pancakes for Breakfast
– Quest
– Red Hat
– Red Sled
– Return
– Snowman’s Story
– Stick
– Stick!
– The Three Pigs
– The Tortoise & The Hare
– The Treasure Bath
– The Typewriter
– Tuesday
– Wave

And a few wordless book apps:
– David Wiesner’s Spot by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, https://appsto.re/us/BRzC5.i (8/14/22: no longer available)
– Imagistory: Schools Edition – A Storytelling App by Imagistory Publishing Ltd., https://appsto.re/us/r3Z_2.i (8/14/22: no longer available)
– Lil’ Red – An Interactive Story by Brian Main, https://appsto.re/us/swTDH.i (8/14/22: no longer available)

– Pango Comics, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pango-comics/id1099753733
– Radio Jones And His Robot Dad by Nexus Productions, https://appsto.re/us/IiDW5.i (fabulous FREE wordless book app with a few interactive elements)

– The Surprise, https://apps.apple.com/us/app/the-surprise-home/id527223436


Updated 10/28/20:

Book Dash has lots of FREE online books + you can filter the results by language. Very cool that “wordless” is an option: https://bookdash.org/books?s=&languages%5B%5D=wordless


I’ve added a few more wordless & minimally worded books to my collection on Epic for Kids: https://www.getepic.com/collection/19641601/minimally-worded-and-wordless-omazing-kids


Not sure how to use wordless or minimally worded books? See these resources:


https://www.familieslearning.org/uploads/blog/2010/08/talking-about-wordless-picture-books.pdf (123 page PDF)


Research Shows that Books without Text Can Increase Literacy, Vocabulary Skills in Children with Developmental Disabilities: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110607005242/en/Research-Shows-Books-Text-Increase-Literacy-Vocabulary, http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=

Updated 12/17/22: Great article “Wordless Books:
A UDL Approach to Supporting Language and Literacy Development” in Close the Gap: https://online.fliphtml5.com/yciqt/ioxx/#p=1

8/14/22 Updated contact info:

Have a question? The best way to reach me is via Facebook messaging over on my OMazing Kids page: https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsAAC/

Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC, OMazing Kids AAC Consulting

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