STEPS 8 AND 9 - RECOGNIZE PRINT EVERYWHERE- DISCOVER YOUR CHILD&#
STEP 8 – RECOGNIZE PRINT EVERYWHERE
Have fun and encourage your child to look for print everywhere you go. Read print with your child. Play games like “I SPY” to get your child to be aware of print in their environment.
Labels on food, clothing, toy descriptions, etc.
The K in Kmart
Fast food restaurants
Bus stop signs
This about the places you go and intentionally look for print.
STEP 9 - DISCOVER YOUR CHILD’S INTERESTS
Take some time and think about why your child might not like to read.
Your child has not yet found the right book(s).
Maybe you don’t like to read and your child is picking up cues from you. Children model our behavior. We can set the example.
Perhaps he or she just doesn’t like make believe stories. Some people, often boys and men, prefer books about real things that catch their interest.