Often, we take all the signs and print around us for granted, but it’s one of the first things your child will start to notice and understand—helping them become a reader!
Go for a walk and explore the signs in your neighbourhood.
DO IT TOGETHER!
As you walk, talk with your child about what you see around you. As you pass a sign (road, store, or whatever else you see), point it out and talk about it—what colour is it, what shape, what does it mean.
There are signs all around us. From information, to road signs, to advertising. This is called environmental print.
When you talk about signs as you walk, right from when your child is a baby, they will start to understand that the signs have meaning.
These are some of the first things your child will start to notice and “read.”