Environmental Print Bingo
When you’re driving in the car do you hear calls from the back seat, “There’s Target, McDonald's, Home Depot, Toys R Us?” Does your child read the name on the box of her favorite cereal or yogurt? This is what teachers call environmental print.
Being able to read the words kids see in their everyday environment is a key step for beginning readers. It gives them an entry into a world of symbols, or letters, that make up words. You may not love the idea that your child can spot the McDonald's sign a mile away, but hey, at least she’s reading!
You can use these logos and signs to help your child practice reading, with a cool game of homemade bingo.
What You Need:
- Construction paper
- Ads pulled from the Sunday newspaper
- Index cards
- Pennies for bingo markers