Environmental print is ALL around us!
In Singapore, where we are based, we have 4 national languages -
Malay, Mandarin, Tamil and English.
Hence we are able to find environmental print in all 4 languages,
if only we open our eyes wide
and slow down
to really look!
Chanced upon this review paper when I was reading up
for our latest mini project,
that got me really excited.
I’ve read through
and highlighted some important points
for us to get more familiar with this amazing FREE resource
called ENVIRONMENTAL PRINT,
and added some examples to apply it to our Mandarin learning.
I like how Horner, 2005 categorised the environmental print into
1. Child logos - relating to toys and games
2. Community logos - things we see outside the home
3. Household logos - within the home
It definitely helps me be more aware of the different kinds of print around!
Neumann, Michelle & Hood, Michelle & Ford, Ruth & Neumann, David. (2012). The role of environmental print in emergent literacy. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy. 12. 231-258. 10.1177/1468798411417080.
Available for free online! Access it at https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1468798411417080
Tomorrow, I’ll be sharing
practical tips on HOW we can use environmental print
to help our kids learn to read!
Join our mini project
#funplaywithchinese x environmental print
as we notice the rich print all around us.
Hope today’s post was helpful!
Did you learn anything new?