This paper will discuss the effects of print on early childhood classrooms. The first goal was to determine if referencing print during read alouds would increase foundational literacy skills. The second goal, was to identify if implementing the Sit Together and Read (S.T.A.R.) framework would increase emergent literacy skills with three, four and five year olds students. Two early childhood classrooms from the same school district were included in the study. One classroom embedded print references and the S.T.A.R. framework during repeated read alouds. The other classroom continued with normal read aloud routines. Data was analyzed using the Early Literacy and Language Classroom Observation tool and Teaching Strategies GOLD print data. The results concluded that by increasing print referencing in early childhood classrooms, emergent literacy skills will increase at a higher rate than those classrooms that do not use print referencing strategies.