Children develop book knowledge and print awareness.
Foundations for Reading
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Hold a book upright while turning pages one by one from front to back.
Recognize print and symbols used to organize classroom activities and show understanding of their meaning (put toys in box with correct symbol and name; check sign-up sheet for popular activity; check schedule to learn next activity).
With prompting and support, run their finger under or over print as they pretend to read text.
Recognize print in different forms for a variety of functions (writing a message to friend, pointing to print and saying, “Those words tell the story”, or reading familiar signs in the environment).
Identify their name and the names of some friends when they see them in print.