Observe the child in physical play with an adult.
Ask the adult to engage in games that make the child laugh: tickling, blowing on the stomach. Encourage them to wait for the child to look at them before repeating.
The child will laugh, stop, calm, and look at the adult, anticipating recurrence of the activity.
Sensory games are important to children because they are fun and they encourage non-verbal communication from the infant to the adult. These games build turn-taking and communication skills.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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