|Understands directionality of a book and holds it the right way and turns pages the right way.|
Talks about the pictures as they relate to the picture or makes connections to self or an event.
Will pretend to read some favorite books.
Uses pictures to re-tell a favorite story.
Will chime in with some familiar books.
When prompted for what comes next in a familiar book, is able to tell you.
Can answer questions about the book.
Learns rhymes and poems and can re-cite many of the words.
Picks out familiar words in the environment (stop signs, favorite restaurant, signs, street signs etc.)
Begins to re-tell stories to friends or relatives.
Enjoys being read to and listens eagerly.
Enjoys books even if just to look at the pictures.
Likes to have favorite stories re-read.
Has a collection of favorite stories.
Knows that words convey print.
Has a beginning knowledge of some letters and sounds.