Learning How to Handle Books

A Red TrainThe early literacy skill of print awareness means learning about books and print. You and your baby can look at a book together. Baby can look at the pictures while you read or talk about the pictures. Baby will probably turn the pages for you at some point, sometimes just for the fun of seeing how the pages work. Baby will play with the pages back and forth, and sometimes hold the book upside down or backwards. You can gently show baby how the book should be right-side-up. These experiences of learning how to handle books will help your child develop print awareness.


–Tip by Jan P., Preschool/Child Care Liaison