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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.”
  • Sep
    20

    Family Story Time - Buckeye Lake

    10:30 AM @ Buckeye Lake

    Enjoy stories, songs and activities for the whole family.

  • Sep
    20

    Story Time at River Road Coffeehouse on the Square

    10:30 AM @ Community Outreach

    Join the Library at River Road Coffeehouse for stories, songs and fun! Located on the downtown Newark square—26 North Park Place.

  • Sep
    21

    Saturday Tales

    11:00 AM @ Downtown Newark - Lower Level Story Time Room

    Join us for stories and songs in this fun for all-ages story time every Saturday!

  • Sep
    23

    Onsite Help/Ask a Techspert - Utica

    10:00 AM @ Utica (Hervey Memorial)

    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!

  • Sep
    23

    Family Story Time - Hervey Memorial Branch (Utica)

    10:30 AM @ Utica (Hervey Memorial)

    Enjoy stories, songs and activities for the whole family.