Observe the child during daily routines and while sharing books with an adult.
The adult can ask questions that relate the pictures in books to real life objects. For example, “Show me your cup.”
The child recognizes and names some familiar objects and is able to point to them and name them in pictures as well.
Encourage early childhood educators and parents to show the child pictures in the book and corresponding items that the child will recognize. For example, the cup, hat, pants, etc. in the picture are the same items on or near the child. Adults can take turns naming and making animal or other sounds when reading books where sounds can be added.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
©2015 by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/.