• Jessica Frost

Develop literacy skills by reading ENVIRONMENTAL PRINT

Environmental print is the everyday print around us in signs, logos and labels. Young children develop early reading skills by “reading” this type of print long before they are able to formally decode words. Kids will recognize the M in the MacDonald’s sign, read Cheerios on the cereal box, or read GO because they recognize the GO Train logo. Environmental print is important because it’s one way that kids first learn to read and recognize words. So the next time you’re out and about, remember to point out the print that’s surrounding your child and talk about letters and the sounds they make. Because we talked about the word “go” today and “train”, I’ll be looking for words that begin with “g” and “t” tonight when reading our bedtime stories. Pointing out letters in different contexts will help Nicky make connections to print and also help him understand letters in different fonts. Tags - #literacy #learningthroughplay #getoutsideandplay #print #environmentalprint #read #earlylearning101 #earlyreading #getoutandexplore #teachermom #toddlerlife #toddlerfashion #torontomoms #thesix #modernlearningmom