Concepts of Print
Children will learn how to correctly hold a book, notice the spacing between words, tie illustrations to text, and track the words with a finger. Children will demonstrate that reading is done left to right, top to bottom, and front to back.
Take time at least once a week to teach the concepts of print to your child(ren). Teach how to hold a book, point out the spacing between words, tie illustrations to text, track the words with your finger as you read to demonstrate reading from left to right and top to bottom.
Once your child(ren) is comfortable, hand them a book upside down and backwards to see if they can demonstrate knowledge of holding a book and opening to the front page. Watch them as they imitate reading familiar stories with you. Notice if they are pointing and orienting left to right and top to bottom movements on a page.
Background for Teachers/Parents
Make this fun and engaging. When children “read” to you, make sure it is a book they have heard repeatedly.
Intended Learning Outcomes
Children will correctly hold a book and demonstrate that print is read from top to bottom, left to right, and front to back.
Time Frame & Group Size
Time Frame:10 minutes
Group Size: Individual works best for demonstration of skills although teaching can occur in any size group.
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