WHY SELECTING AN ICON IS IMPORTANT
Before children learn to read letters and words, they learn to recognise symbols and to link these symbols to their meaning.
In this way choosing an icon for your child’s labels will allow them to associate that picture as being ‘theirs’.
This allows quick and easy finding and matching of their name and their belongings and will also form the first step in helping them to recognise and ‘read’ their names before they start formally learning to read and write at school.
Choosing a label with your child’s name and picture clearly displayed provides endless opportunities to help build a child’s early reading skills, not to mention that easy location of your child’s stationery and school things helps to develop their organisational and self-help skills!