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Print Awareness

Print Awareness is noticing print everywhere, knowing how to handle a book, knowing that writing in English follows basic rules such as flowing from top-to-bottom and left-to-right, and that the print on the page is what is being read (not the pictures).


An example of print awareness is a child's ability to point to the words on the page of a book.

Fun ways to learn print awareness:

  • Point out and read words everywhere you see them (on signs, labels, stores, products, etc.).
  • Read books that your child can handle on their own such as board books. Let them turn the pages as you read.
  • Point to the words as you read—especially repeated phrases or the title of the book.
  • Ask your child to point to the first word on the page.
  • Mention the parts of a book as you read. “Look at this cover! This book must be about elephants!” “The End … that’s the last page of the book.”
  • Jul
    15

    A Universe of Stories - Tail Waggin' Tutors

    10:00 AM @ Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock)

    Whether you're a new reader or just want practice, sign up for 15 minutes of read-aloud time with gentle, certified therapy dogs. Tryggur and Poppy are great reading buddies and supportive listeners! ...

  • Jul
    15

    Onsite Help/Ask a Techspert - Buckeye Lake

    10:00 AM @ Buckeye Lake

    Do you have a question about technology? Drop by or schedule an appointment about your laptop, smartphone, tablet, Kindle, software or other technology needs. Call 740.349.5509 today!

  • Jul
    15

    A Universe of Stories - Family Space Sessions: I Spy Space Table

    10:00 AM @ Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock)

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  • Jul
    15

    FREE "picnic style" lunches this summer!

    12:00 PM @ Downtown Newark

    Anyone 18 and under can stop by the Downtown Newark Library from 12 - 1pm, Monday - Friday, for a healthy meal from June 3 through August 21. No questions asked.

  • Jul
    16

    A Universe of Stories - Family Space Sessions: I Spy Space Table

    10:00 AM @ Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock)

    Drop in every week for a new adventure through space. <p style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"> Theme: I Spy Space Table