Environmental Print Workshop
What is Environmental Print?
Environmental Print is the text that appears in your environment, from words on signs to logos on cereal boxes. Environmental Print helps preschoolers' early literacy development because these are often the first words children recognize. It also helps children understand that reading is about finding meaning in text, not just sounding out words.
Our hands-on environmental print workshop teaches families how to use this concept to strengthen children's early literacy skills.
Environmental Print Strategies
1. Clip Product Logos
2. Use the Television
3. Make Your Own
Label common items, such as the television, table, refrigerator, or microwave. To make reading the signs more fun, detach them from the object and play a matching game with your child. Help your child read the labels and have him or her reattach them to the correct objects. Before you know it, your child will be able to read the label on his/her own!