Interview adults about the child’s recognition of environmental signs.
Ask adults what specific signs or symbols the child recognizes in the community (e.g., fast food stops, stop signs, billboards, familiar stores, etc.)
Adults report that the child recognizes and names specific signs or symbols in the community.
Encourage parents to point out and name common signs and symbols when they are driving or walking in the community. There are many common words and symbols that families pass every day. Pointing them out can help children learn that these provide people with needed information. They will begin to point them out to their parents and tell them what they say. “That says STOP.”
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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