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Google Image Search Instructions
Use these instructions to find images of signs, logos, and product labels that you can share with children. These instructions are for the Google Image search engine.
Young children can read a great many words and phrases, more than they often realize. Encourage children to identify words and phrases from home and their community to increase their confidence and practice reading skills. You can use these instructions to find similar images online and share them any time. Children can collect the images of words to realize how many different things they can read.
- Brainstorm a list of signs, logos, and product labels that the children recognize. Consider things like these:
- restaurant names (like McDonald's or Wendy's)
- street signs (like a Stop sign or a street name)
- signs in the community (like school building names or a sign at a playground or park)
- product names (like Green Giant vegetables or Crayola markers)
2. Use the instructions to find pictures of the words and signs.
3. Print the pictures out and create a collection of words that the child you're
working with knows.
- Use the pictures that you print out to make a book. Arrange the pictures into categories with the child. You might have pages for favorite foods or fun places to visit. Encourage the child to read the book independently, sharing stories about the different pictures. You can add captions or short sentences from the child's stories if desired.
- After sharing the images you find using Google Image Search, ask the child to help you brainstorm a list of other words and images to add to the collection. You can include words that the child already knows and ones that he or she wants to learn. Wherever you go, encourage the child to point out words that can be added. Keep a running list and then use the instructions to find and print the items out. If desired, have the child help you find the pictures.