Definition of Environmental Print: Environmental Print is the print of every day life: the symbols, signs, numbers, and colors found in McDonald's Wal-Mart, Exxon, Pizza Hut, 7-Up, and on websites. They offer excellent entry points for young children to begin to learn to read, write, and do math!
Resources for Environmental Print are: Books, billboards, calendars, catalogs, comics, containers, coupons, flyers, greeting cards, grocery stores, journals, labels, magazines, menus, newspapers, office suppy packaging, posters, recipes, road signs, snack bags, telephone books, and websites.
The reasons to use Environmental Print: It is everywhere and because it is part of a natural setting where children live and what they see everyday. It is a great starting point to teach young children to read, write, and do math. Children have a concrete connection to everyday print. They "read" it within the context of their everyday experiences. It bridges the gap between the functional print of school and the print outside. And it is almost FREE TO USE IN YOUR CLASSROOM.
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Ideas for working with Environmental Print:
Find Letters-Upper and Lower case
Alphabetize the labels