Observe the child “reading” a favorite book to an adult or another child.
Ask parents about the child’s response to familiar logos, words, etc. on locations they visit or see frequently.
When sharing a familiar book, the child recites parts word-for-word.
When out in the community parents should point out environmental text and symbols. For example, exit signs, stop signs, names of familiar stores and restroom labels are all seen frequently, so children can begin to recognize and “read” them.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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