Holds a book right side up with the front cover facing the reader and understands left to right and top to bottom directionality.
The child demonstrates how to handle books appropriately and with care.
It is important to provide young children with many opportunities to interact with and care for books in all environments. Young children need to have access to a variety of fiction and nonfiction books throughout the day, including those that reflect diverse cultures. Through these experiences, children learn to hold books right side up and to turn the pages one at a time in order to view the illustrations and to gain a sense of the story or content.