They are 2.
Kidding, kind of.
Environmental print is everywhere, and it is the first stages of pre reading. The symbols, signs, and pictures tell your children a message. For each child it may be slightly different.
If this sounds like a foreign language to all our non teacher readers, please check out Pre-K Pages, she does an awesome job breaking it down. And even has great ideas for pre-k teachers, or moms!
- Check out her homework assignment! Each child was asked to bring in the cover of their favorite cereal box. (The only thing I would have done different is put black dots under each word for my kids to practice touching as they read.) And then you have an awesome repetition book! (Meaning each page says ________ eats _________.)
|photo from www.pre-kpages.com|
Other environmental print examples:
My boys see this:
And say Apples.
We drive through and get apple slices (they are $1.00 and the skins are peeled.)
They have yet to realize how amazing the french fries are.
They see this:
And they say lemonade.
I am SO SO sorry if you don't have one in your state.
Truly, you are missing out on the best company geared for family fun.
Not everything revolves around food!
Luke see's this sign and shouts "hair cut" every single time.
Which is daily.
He has been there twice.
It really is amazing.
So, I decided to make an environmental print poster. But it would be just as fun to make a book, or collage, or put it in those fun picture cubes.
Environmental Print Poster:
Large sheet of Construction Paper
ClipArt, magazine pictures, food labels, real pictures, etc
Maybe that could be my next outing with the kids. and I could turn it into a book! Ohhh... and call it The Places We Go...
I feel the need to add more posters to the wall. And SOON.
And before you throw out your trash next week, PLEASE, I beg you.... Take 30 seconds and just read this quick page from Dr. Jean's Trashable to Teachable! It really is reading plus so much more!