Print Knowledge – Chapter 2

You are here on your journey to look more closely at print knowledge on Literacy Mountain. You’ve already thought about the origins of children’s print knowledge, and researchers have foreshadowed the idea that alphabet knowledge is integral to children’s reading abilities. Will the rest of this road trip reveal anything new?

Take a moment to hold this question in your mind :

Have children acquired all the necessary print knowledge once they know their ABCs?

Now move onto Print Knowledge – Chapter 2.

(link to PowerPoint on Print Knowledge Part 2)

Children’s Book Highlights


Peepo! by Janet and Allan Ahlberg

This board book was featured in the toddler video in Print Awareness Chapter 1. For anyone unfamiliar with this book, it is designed with holes on its pages to spark children’s curiousity about what they can see inside each hole.


We Are In A Book! by Mo Willems

This book, featured in Print Knowledge Chapter 2, explains print to children in a very engaging and playful way.


The Black Book of Colors by Menena Cottin and Rosana Faria

What does print knowledge ‘look like’ to a child with visual impairments? This beautiful black and white book features print in English and in Braille. It offers all children an opportunity to consider colour using their five senses. This is an inclusive book that shares print knowledge, imagination, and insightful perspectives.


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