Print Concepts/Connecting with Books & Stories

Definition

Print Concepts are the understanding that written language has meaning and can provide information and pleasure. Some examples of skills included in this behavior are: exploring books, recalling characters from familiar stories, commenting on books, and identifying letters in text.

Print Concepts Skills Demo

Book used with author’s permission, published by Henry Holt & Company, LLC.

Print Concepts Tool

Print Concepts Tool

Print Concepts Tip Sheets

Print Concepts Tip SheetPrint Concepts Tip Sheet 2

Use the Blank Tip Sheet to create your own tips!

For additional resources (including additional indicators/behaviors, storytime resources, and the VIEWS2 Toolkit for sharing with a variety of populations) click here.