Zi71bFS9nQHnivtvUJquhejTHIQ The Story Factory Reading Zone: V is for Visualising

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

V is for Visualising

Pictures in the mind

Do you remember, when you were a kid, how picture books used to do all the work for you? Open them up and there was a world of colours, and a wealth of information available without even looking at the text. And yet, when you're an adult, you're expected to read books with no pictures, books that are simply black and white.

Am I the only one that thinks that's strange? After all most children have vivid imaginations. Given words that they understand they can create whole worlds from them, and often do. But as we get older our imaginative abilities decrease and we can quite easily become stuck in conventions.

So why is some of the help taken away?
Just a thought.
What do you think?
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...