Print awareness, or the ability to handle a book and recognize print in the environment, is a necessary skill for children to have before they begin to read.
This includes knowing:
- How to hold a book
- When the book is right side up
- How to turn pages in a book
- In what direction text is read in the child's language(s)
- That text has meaning
Look for more ideas in this week's posts on how to build your child's print awareness skills!