Environmental Print | Reading RocketsLiteracy skills are best developed when using words that are meaningful to the child. Names and environmental print are the two types of print that children encounter regularly and will begin to notice and read. Environmental print is the text that surrounds the child, that he sees regularly. Logos as for Block Buildings Brick by Brick. Puzzles from Recyclables Munchkins and Moms.
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I Can Read! An Environmental Print Book
Reading large print with or without optical aids, identifying and using a communication mode, using calendar systems. Developing skills such as choice making for items, preparing snacks and meals, and organizing lists. Using a monocular to locate aisles in the store, using a magnifier to read print logos, using augmentative communication devices. Posted by christabb me. Posted by Dawn Wilkinson. View the discussion thread.
for students who are blind or visually impaired
Letters are all around us! Here are some ideas on how to use print found in your everyday environment to help develop your child's reading skills. Environmental print is the print of everyday life. It's the name given to the print that appears in signs, labels, and logos. Street signs, candy wrappers, labels on peanut butter and the K in Kmart are other examples of environmental print. For many emergent readers, environmental print helps bridge the connection between letters and first efforts to read. Adults can take advantage of all this print by using it in ways to talk about letters, words, and print.