Skip to content

County of Los Angeles Public Library
twitter  facebook  instagram pinterest  flickr 
career online high school

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:

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