We often think of reading and writing as learning how to read words and spell them
But there is also a whole lot of learning about how texts work and what they are for. An email is something totally different to a recipe, for example – we use different words and structures
This body of learning is called “concepts of print” and it is just as important for school and for life as learning to turn letters into sounds.
And it is easy to learn about – our whole world is FULL of text and signs, from laundry labels to TV remotes to street signs and shop opening times
Today’s idea is all about spotting those signs in the home and outdoors and chatting with your child about them. You might even make some of your own too