Concepts about print are the foundation to reading and writing as they focus on the fact that letters make 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 and hole the book correctly.

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

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills


  • Concepts About Print

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills


  • Concepts About Print

Required Materials

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Step #1
This book is rather short and has minimal text which makes it perfect for teaching the idea that words convey meaning. As you read the book, point to each word as you say it. This will help your Lil’ understand that you are reading the written words in the book to tell the story.

Teacher Tip

Some of our Lil’ Creators may be ready to do the pointing for you. You can get a pointer or make own by decorating a craft stick and let your Lil’ Creator point to the words as you read.


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