✔ Environmental Print surrounds us in the home and community. It is the print that is found in our everyday lives including:
- Labels on food
- The logo of a favourite restaurant
- Traffic signs
- Street signs
- Names of buildings
Environmental print is usually the first print children recognize and it plays a strong role in helping children begin to understand that letters and symbols mean something.
The NWT Literacy Council has developed a free How To Kit (available online or as a downlaodable PDF) which contains many examples of environmental print and includes instructions and templates for a variety of games, including a word scavenger hunt and signs and symbols bingo.