Concepts about print are the foundation to reading and writing as they focus on the fact that letters make words and books are made of words which convey meaning. When our kids are little, we think about how sweet it is that our Lil’s are “reading” their books upside down and backwards (P.S. it is totally sweet that they love books so much and are reading upside down and backwards), but the more you read to them, the more they begin to understand concepts about print allowing them to hold the book correctly and turn the pages in the correct order.

Check out how you can work on concepts about print with your Lil’ this month.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Reading

  • Concepts About Print

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Reading

  • Concepts About Print

Required Materials

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*Game of Gnomes

Step #1
This book is rather wordy, so it isn’t the best book to work on tracking words, however it is great for working on the directionality of the book.
Invite your Lil’ to hold the book for you. Without prompting, see if they hold the book the right way. If they do not, simply correct them.
Allow them to hold the book and turn the pages as you read.
This will teach them that books go from left to right and right side up.

Teacher Tip

Set up some sort of code to let your Lil’ know that you are done reading a page and ready for them to turn the page. This will keep them from constantly flipping the page back before you actually get to read to them.

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