Children also need to see lots of words in print and to watch other people write. You can provide such experience for your children by:
- helping them write their names on their pictures and belongings - "Sandy, you make an 'S' and I'll make the rest of your name"
- reading books to them
- writing messages to them - "Today is your birthday!"
- writing down what your children tell you about their drawings (you can help them make books by writing down a story to go with the pictures they have drawn)
- pointing out letters and words on street signs, food containers, store fronts, etc. - "Let's look for signs that begin with 'S'"
- letting them watch you write letters or shopping lists \
Below are some books where children can see print (aside from the text in the story).
Bunny Cakes by Rosemary Wells
Chester by Melanie Watt
CLick, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin
More book ideas will follow this week, but be sure to suggest a title if you know of one.