Observe the toddler in play with others.
Have an object that belongs to someone else. Hold it up and ask, “Whose is this?” If the child says the person’s name. Say, “Is it his or hers?”
The child appropriately identifies “his” or “hers.”
Encourage early childhood educators and parents to use pronouns when talking to the child to model appropriate usage.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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