Observe the infant during face-to-face interaction with an adult and during daily routines.
The adult makes consonant-vowel sound combinations for the child to imitate.
The infant babbles with a variety of combinations of sounds.
Talking to the infant stimulates sound production and imitation. Encourage turn-taking with sounds in face-to face game play. Vowels and frontal sounds, or sounds made in the front of the mouth are the easiest to produce.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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