Observe the child in play with peers.
No elicitation needed for peer play.
The child begins to prefer interaction with peers, so conversations with peers increase.
Again, encourage early childhood educators and parents to read to and talk about the pictures and content in books several times a day. Exposure to and discussion about books is critical for learning vocabulary and narrative skills. Explain to adults that children need to read a variety of different types of books, with real pictures, rhymes, counting, and so on. The more diversity, the better. Encourage children to play together by providing more than one of an item, so the topic isn’t who gets the toy, but rather what to do together.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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