Concepts of print refers to children’s knowledge of the functions of print and how print works for the purposes of reading, particularly with regard to books. In order to understand how print works, children should be exposed to print concepts on a daily basis. Children who are exposed to print concepts on a daily basis begin to understand that written language carries meaning. Children see print all around them. They can recognize print in various forms by seeing it in their environment and observing adults working with print.
Examples of books with word patterns and predictability that children often enjoy: