远在天边,近在眼前。

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远在天边,近在眼前。

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!

Reference:

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

with @mystorytreasury

@daddywongkee

@hellomamaschool

@lawyers_lady

as we notice the rich print all around us.

Hope today’s post was helpful!

Did you learn anything new?