Ask the child to teach an adult, a sibling, or peer how to do any activity the child does well.
Based on the child’s skills and preferences, ask the child to tell you how to do something (e.g., build a fort, construct a puzzle, make a play dough scene, etc.)
The child gives step-by-step instructions to another person, even if not accurate.
Teaching another person a skill requires thinking about how to sequence actions and how to communicate clearly what is meant. Adults can ask children to explain what and how to do various activities. “Can you teach me that card game?” “How does that song go? I want to learn it.”
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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