Print Awareness, or the idea that words on a page carry meaning, is an essential early literacy skill.
When your children realize that those words have a message, their curiosity will be piqued and they'll want to find out how to decode the meaning.
Write down the words to your favorite nursery rhyme and sing it with your child. Point to the words as you sing them. Do it again, but this time trade places and write down the words to your child's favorite song.
Try this activity with grocery lists, picture books, or even a newspaper. Words are everywhere!