Environmental Print for preschool children

Environmental Print is one of the first types of reading your toddler/pre-schooler can do. Encourage them to identify the signs of common stores you frequent. Some more commonly identified signs may be Target, McDonalds, Home Depot, or even the Be There Bedtime Stories email they receive regularly etc… . You may have already seen your child exhibit this early reading. Encourage your child to call out the name of the store as they see the signs driving by. This naturally opens the door to asking your child what letter the store’s name starts with and then what sound that letter makes. This is empowering and exciting for your young reader!