Recognizes own written name and the written names of friends and family.
The child knows that print carries messages.
Through daily experiences with printed materials, young children delight in beginning to understand the connection between spoken and written words. They begin to learn to follow the print as it is read aloud and start to discover that reading and writing are ways to communicate information and to provide pleasure. Children develop understanding that different forms of print, such as signs, letters, menus, storybooks, and magazines have different functions.