Teachers and researchers have found that having writing materials in all play centers in early childhood classrooms makes it easy for children to experience and work with print as they play with names. Children’s interest in their own names can be used as a tool for increasing their awareness of and experiences with print awareness and writing.
May, L. A., Bingham, G., & Barrett-Mynes, J. (2010). Name games: Literacy and play in the prekindergarten classroom. Focus on Pre-K and K, 23(2), 5-7.