I've been steeped with all sorts of "educational lingo" from my Early Education college degree. Environmental print is made of up words & other symbols children see such as billboards, street signs, cereal boxes, cartoon names, etc.
Lately, Reese was been enthralled with names of cars, identified by their logo on the front. Ford, Toyota, Mazda, Pontiac, Ram, Mustang, Mercedes, Chevy (which he calls a Hot Carl ). It's so fascinating to see him walk through a parking lot naming car after car. And he's accurate.
I'm waiting anxiously for the day when he asks to learn to read. So far, when I try sounding out words in books & such, he says "Just read the book Mama." I guess it does interrupt the flow just a tad when I'm stopping every fourth word to sound it out for him.
Continuing to learn to follow his lead instead of forcing mine upon him....