These Books Will Make Your Kid Smarter

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Bear Despair

Aww: A bear's teddy bear is stolen.
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Bethenny is really big on reading to Bryn - and now there's another reason to spend a while turning pages with your little ones, other than the quality time:



A brand-new study shows that picture books without text can actually help toddlers develop more complex language skills than reading a book with words, since you're verbally interacting with what's on the page. Think: "What is the bear doing? Where is he going next?" The upshot: They're more prepared for school and to develop better reading skills, which is always a good thing!



We rounded up a few of our favorite illustration-heavy books - many of which have won big-deal awards - so you can reap the brain-building benefits for your babe!