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Baby & Toddler Early Literacy Skills: Print Awareness

Print Awareness (noticing print; knowing how to handle a book and follow words on a page) is one of six skills that will help prepare your child to learn to read.

To help your child develop this skill, look for:

  • books with a repetitive phrase
  • books with writing in the illustrations
  • books with a few words on each page

Read the other Early Literacy Skills Booklists:

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Tuck Me In!
Dean Hacohen
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Lion's Lunch
Fiona Tierney
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Checkers and Dot at the Zoo
J. Torres
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Move!
Liesbet Slegers
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Fa La La
Leslie Patricelli
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Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy
Denise Fleming
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Bounce
Doreen Cronin
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Yoko Writes Her Name
Rosemary Wells
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Yip! Snap! Yap!
Charles Fuge
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My Bear Griz
Suzanne McGinness
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Monkey Truck
Michael H. Slack
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Giggle, Giggle, Quack
Doreen Cronin
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Hello, Day!
Anita Lobel
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Red Truck
Kersten Hamilton