Environmental Print

stop signThroughout the day, you can help your children see the relationship between written and spoken words by pointing out environmental print, such as signs and labels. For example, even if your children can’t read the word “STOP,” they can associate the symbol of the sign with the meaning of the word. This is a way of developing print awareness—one of the six early literacy skills that help children get ready to read.

–Tip by Brad J., Youth Technology Librarian