Are books the only way a child learns to read?
When caring adults talk with children throughout the day about what the child is doing and seeing, they are helping to grow their child's mind. Songs and rhymes are great. Alphabet blocks, magnetic letters, and board games are stimulating toys. In print-rich environments children see print in the everyday world around them, such as signs, labels, tee-shirts, and grocery lists, and begin to realize print has meaning.